This week’s workouts weren’t too different from the past few weeks.
Weekly Recap from 5/11-5/17:
Monday: 3.9 miles (9:08 pace), CX Works, PM-Body Pump
Tuesday: 4.55 miles (9:10 pace), PM- Yoga
Wednesday: Elliptical, Body Pump, CX Works, PM-Yoga
Thursday: 5.77 (8:12 pace)—the “semi-workout”
Friday: 2.5 miles (9:36 pace), Body Pump, PM- Yoga
Saturday: 9.08 miles (8:37 pace)
Total: 25.8 miles
While I am not training for anything right now, I have been keeping most of my runs at an easy pace. Last week I decided to start adding a little faster work into one run per week. This is a workout I like to do when I don’t really have a training plan, and I can adjust it to the time/pace that works for me on that day. Last Thursday my run looked like this:
10 minute warm up, 4 minutes “hard” (I was aiming for about 7:45-7:50/mile), 2 minutes easy, repeat 5 times, 10 minute cool down
This Thursday I made it a little more difficult:
10 minute warm up, 5 minutes hard, 2 minuts easy- repeat 4 times, 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 2 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy, 1 minute hard
You can really do these for any amount of time, I just try to keep the recovery no more than half as long as the workout part. During this weeks workout I felt good after the 4 repeats which is why I added the 1-2 minute intervals at the end.
I am hoping to do this workout again this week, maybe running “hard” for 6 minutes at a time. Hopefully these will help me to be ready if I end up doing the Baltimore 10 miler in a few weeks!
I am actually going to be at my in-laws house in Florida for most of this week, so I didn’t do much meal prep and I don’t have a workout plan for the week. I am trying to get some classes in before I leave on Wednesday, since I can run as much as I want in Florida but won’t have access to a gym.
There will likely be a lot of running, wine, and relaxing in the sun! I can’t wait!
How were your workouts this week?
What kind of workouts do you like to do on vacation?