Here comes the post where I publicly show what I do for workouts each week. Boring? Completely. Necessary for me? Yes! It's a great tool to look back and see what I did right, or what I did wrong.
This week felt like a huge success for me even though I have been fighting a small foot issue. It is slowly getting better and I don't think it will affect any more of my training. I'm looking forward to some good runs this week and to continued cross training.
Monday: Cycling- 11 miles, 45 minutes (14.7 mph), ITBS Rehab Routine
Tuesday: Cycling- 11.3 miles, 45 minutes (15.1 mph), NTC Sculpted Arms
Wednesday AM: Cylcling, 12 miles, 1 hr (12 mph). Not sure if you can really call this a workout considering the fact that I didn't really break a sweat- (which would make my Grandma proud!). I did, however, enjoy some Downton Abbey.
Wednesday PM: 4.25 miles, 1 hour. I went to the rec center with Mindy. We alternated jogging a lap and walking a lap. I wanted to make sure my foot was feeling okay, but most of all I just wanted to spend some time with Mindy! I have missed my running buddies so much lately.
Thursday: 4.45 miles, 8:10/mile pace. Hills with Jami. We hit Lindsey's Hill again with 298 feet in altitude gain in the first 2 miles. I still wanted to die, but maybe not as bad as last week :S.
Saturday: 10 miles, 7:57/mile pace. SO. HAPPY. This was my first double digit run in what feels like a century! My foot has been hurting since, but nothing too bad. I ran the first two miles at a warm up pace of 8:35, and then the rest was around a 7:45/mile pace. There were parts that felt really hard, but I was just so grateful to be running that it didn't matter. I finished up with 15 minutes strength training from the Run Less, Run Faster book.
Last week's goal: Get back in the groove. I feel like I have for sure! I also ate better this week- a green smoothie a day keeps the doctor away!
This week's goal: Strength train 4 days this week. I want at least 2 of those days focusing on legs and glutes.
Do you keep a fitness journal? How has it helped you?
Yep! That's what the blog and Garmin Connect do for me. SUCH a good resource. Just this week I was able to look back through my log on Garmin Connect. I injured my foot in a similar way last year while training for Top of Utah. It was so helpful for me to look back and see what I did for training during that time.