I am exhausted from the weekend, but in a good way! We spent Saturday hanging out with my husband’s cousins (also good friends) and their kids. Sunday we squeezed in church, I had a client meeting and then we hosted friends for the Super Bowl.
As an introvert, I am in need of a down day to recharge but here we go Monday! It was worth it.
Training is chugging along. This week started with sore quads from the trail race last weekend but it was also a planned cut back week so it worked well to take it easy for a few days before picking it up again.
Monday : 2 easy miles but my knee was bothering me from the trail fall so I went to the pool and finished with 40 minutes of easy pool running
Tuesday: 1 hour elliptical with 8 minutes x 1 minute sprints and 4 x 2 minute sprints + upper body
Wednesday: 10 miles (TM) with 5 at 1.5 incline and 4 x 4 minutes at 6:30 pace with 2 minute jog recoveries
Thursday: 8 easy (9:30s down to 8:30s) + a few minutes of core/push ups
Friday: 5.5 easy (9:10s) + 15 minute swim
Saturday: 15 miles early and it was freezing (again) so I hit up the treadmill for a 3 x 3 workout… 2 warm up miles (8:35, 8:10) then 3 at 7:08 with 1 mile recovery, 3 at 7:03 with 1 mile recovery and 3 at 6:53 with a two mile cool down. I felt strong and controlled, and that is the fastest 3×3 I’ve ever done, so that’s always a confidence booster!
What I’m making this week…
- Chicken cordon bleu (made this for friend’s with a new baby so we made extra for ourselves)
- Sweet potato and black bean hash
- Pesto chicken + Quinoa salad with leftovers
- Homemade pizza Friday
Training wise, I’m feeling refreshed and ready to dive into next week! I just need to carve out a little more time for strength training… it’s become 5-10 minutes here and there instead of focused sessions, which can also be okay but I need a better plan for when to make it happen.
How was your week of training?
What’s one workout you were proud of this week?