7/20-7/27: Rest, Yoga, Stretching
7/28: Tone it Up HIIT workout.
7/29: 4 miles, TM. Weights circuit. Lunch workout. (Worked from home)
7/30: ? Rest
7/31: Quick body weight workout
8/1: 6 miles. TM. Weights circuit.
8/2: Circuit workout
Run days: 2
I think post Ragnar blues is a real thing. It was over in a flash, and can't wait until next year. Also, I can't wait to a see my teammates in a week when we meet for a celebration dinner. We also have a 12 piece race medal puzzle to put together!
The week following the relay, I did absolutely no running. Instead, I let my body rest and just recover. I think I needed more time to recover from sleeping sitting up than running all the weekend miles. I incorporated a lot of yoga, stretching and headstands. The last one was just thrown in there to impress my kids.
Last week I jumped back on the treadmill for some easy runs. Monday was a long day for me and a late night so I struggled to wake up for work the next morning. Luckily, by Wednesdsay I was feeling motivated to squeeze in a run. It's funny how 4 treadmill miles can feel like an eternity, but at the end I was glad to have stuck it out. I mean, aren't we always happy when we've finished a run?
I wasn't always in the mood to run this week, and I'm also committed to making my body stronger and more lean, so I finally made myself follow a weights circuit plan on J's iPad app. The app breaks down each move with pictures and gifs, so it's a little less intimidating than usual.
I wasn't able to run outside due to scheduling/childcare. Saturday's TM run was slow and steady. I wore a heart monitor for the first time in a long while and focused on keeping my HR in the 150's, low 160's. Even at a 10 min/mile (6.0 mph) in 0%, I hovered around 162ish. Towards the end, even while slowing down, my HR jumped to 170. I am going to try again to work on controlling my HR and my breathing. It's funny how much focus breathing while running takes.
On days when I was feeling extra fatigued, I woul force myself to get moving, even if it was for 10-15 minutes.
1) Quick body weight workout
25 reps/3 sets
2) Circuit workout
25 reps/3 sets
Push-ups (on toes)
Toe-ups w 10 lb medicine ball
Russian twists w 10 lb medicine ball
I ended with some sun salutations. Working on getting my elbows to stay as close to my sides as possible when I chaturanga. Hold.
The workouts sound easy but in my opinion, anything involving burpees is going to burn so good.
Side bar, but is it possible for one