This week’s workouts changed a little since I moved from a training plan with “5-workout” weeks to “7 workout” weeks. All it REALLY translates to is having a little more choice when it comes to my workouts. Quite a few of the days can be either a more intense run (like an interval run or fartlek run) or an easier easy/recovery paced run. I used a similar plan for my marathon training through last winter, and it worked really well for me! Here is what Week 1 looks like – the first few days were from the “old” plan and the remainder of my Weekly Workout posts will be the “new” plan 🙂
Monday- While I didn’t win the alarm battle in the morning, I was able to take a couple mile walks around the building – because it is TOO HOT to just be wandering around outside…
Tuesday- I WON the battle of the alarm – and got in my first interval workout of the summer 🙂
Some days, some runs just feel EASY…and today was NOT one of those days! Started with a decent 1 mile warm-up, followed by 2 miles of killer intervals (shouldn't have felt this hard!), and a 3 mile "easy" run home… Put a fork in me, I'm done! Humidity, humidity, please go away!! #streakingwiththecoolkids @pinkcupcakegirl #rwrunstreak @runnersworldmag
Wednesday- The alarm battle almost beat me…but I was able to get in a couple miles to start the day! Being the “coolest” morning for a while, I wished I could have taken a little more advantage of it…oh well!
Thursday- While Thursday is a “rest day” this week…I haven’t “rested” all that much. I got in a quick mile before work.
Then, over my lunch, rather than starting my car, cooling it down, driving the mile to Walgreens, doing my thing, driving back to work – I just ran. I probably could have walked, but I didn’t want to be in the heat as long as walking would have taken me… All things considered, it felt fairly good 🙂
Not my wisest decision ever…but what is life without a little risk?! What risk you ask? Oh, just a 95 degree day that feels like 105…a short run to @walgreens to pick up some @lumene for my quick @influenster campaign…only a mile out and back! Boy that heat! #lumene #lumenechallenge #contest #streakingwiththecoolkids @pinkcupcakegirl #rwrunstreak @runnersworldmag
Friday- At least I was able to get a mile in the humid, humid morning…
Another late evening means a late start…oh well. Also a 1 sick kind of morning… Better luck Sunday! Make it a great Friday! 💥 #streakingwiththecoolkids @pinkcupcakegirl #rwrunstreak @runnersworldmag . . . . . #garminrocks #runningmoms #FitFluential #sweatpink #fitfam #runhappy #HSHIVE #werunsocial #upformore #nuunhydration #2016in2016 #runtheyear2016 #ffcheckin #beatyesterday #gotoshoe #thankyourunning #brooksrunning #run #runner #irun #instarunner #runnerscommunity #motherrunner #womensrunning #runitfast #womensrunningcommunity #irunthisbody
Saturday- No morning run due to the hubs being out of town…and this is where the new training plan makes a change…totally fine! Long run tomorrow!
Sunday- Long run morning!
Weekly Miles : 25 miles
830 / 2,016 miles in 2016
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
I really enjoy using the Garmin Training Plans with my Garmin Forerunner.I used the plans for my first full marathon and I think I will work with the plans until I want to try something new – or write my own…someday, maybe. Also, I enjoy the “7-workout” weeks schedule because there is a lot of flexibility in the workouts. As you can see below, there are days that I can choose to run a more easy/recovery workout, cross training, or an interval run. Depending on how I am feeling, I can adjust my intensity 🙂
Based on my new summer training schedule, my weeks will mostly run as follows : Monday cross training or easy/recovery run, Tuesday intervals, Wednesday cross training or easy/recovery, Thursdays “rest day” or yoga, Friday fartlek or intervals, Saturday long run, and Sunday easy/recovery run. Doesn’t sounds too bad…but we shall see how the weather affects it all… This summer heat is bananas…
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
As always, there is the great Weekly Wrap link-up with Holly and Tricia! I found a new Monday linkup called #MotivateMe Monday, hosted by Lucie, Janice, and Rachel! Also, check out Ilka and Angela’s Sunday Fitness & Food link up!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, Nicole, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the new Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, and Lora.
How did your training week go? What are you training for?
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