I haven't written a Weekly Workout Recap since the last week of October. A few weeks later I took a big step back in training in an attempt to let my body heal from Adrenal Fatigue and Hypothyroidism. I've felt much better since but my consistency has waned. My first race (a 5K) is this month so I'm resuming these posts to help me maintain consistency and motivation.
Here's last week's recap (Note: my weeks are Monday - Sunday):
+ 5-mile run (casual run)
I met my friend and her Golden Retriever for a casual run on a new-to-me trail. It was hot and unshaded but it was nice to have a change of scenery.
+ 4.94-mile Run (speed workout)
Ran a speed workout, assigned by my coach. I usually do these kinds of workouts at the track, but I was too lazy to drive there and ran around my neighborhood instead.
+ 1-hr Circuit Training
Trainer Dave was out-of-town, and I was in-between gyms so I dug out my jumprope and weights and did this circuit training out on my patio. Coach Coco supervised.
3 sets of:
* 1-min jump rope * 10 Push Ups * 10 Tricep Dips * 10 Burpees * 10 Squats (with 10 lb hand weights) * 10 Step-Ups x 2 (with 10 lb hand weights) * 10 Single Leg Deadlifts x 2 (with 10 lb hand weights) * 10 Mountain Climbers x 2 * 10 Sit-Ups * 10 Bicycles x 2 * 1-min Planks
** 1-min rest in-between sets
+ 1-mile Run (aborted interval run) / Rest Day
I had another interval run assigned. I usually do these workouts at the high school track, but on Thursdays I have early morning meetings. Since I am unable to get to the track early, I run later in the morning (in-between meetings) around my neighborhood.
A half mile into my run I found that the home owners association closed my usual route for repaving. I didn't want to run intervals around city streets so I just aborted the run and went home. Weak, I know, but it turned out to be my Rest Day for the week.
+ 1-hr Spin
This was my first spin class of the year and the first workout at my new gym! At my old gym, spin classes were at 6 am. With Coco it is impossible for me to get to classes that early. Now at this new gym, there are more morning classes offered that I can work into my day in-between meetings!
It was awesome to go to a real class with someone else telling me what to do!
+ 8-10 mile run45-min Swimming
I woke up with an upset tummy and knew I wouldn't make it through a run so I decided to switch Saturday and Sunday's schedule.
And decided to make an early morning visit to Mavericks Beach in Half Moon Bay. It was Coco's first time off leash and in the ocean:
I went to the outdoor, rooftop pool at my new gym in the late afternoon and swam for 45-min.
It was glorious!
+ 45-60 min Cross Training 6.44-mile Run
I woke up with an upset tummy again, but it wasn't as bad as it had been on Saturday. So I decided to go for it.
I haven't run double digits since last November and have been a bit intimidated to try it again.
The run started off awesome! The first four miles felt effortless. A little after four miles I ran into the Diva Half Marathon. I stopped for a minute to cheer, then crossed to the running path on the other side of the street.
I ran along the later miles of the course and as I ran down Mile 8 the race officials yelled at me to get off because the lead runner was coming. So I made a u-turn and headed towards home, trying to calculate how I would get the missed mileage added back on.
Around that time my stomach revolted. My leaky gut was back and I had to make a beeline to the bathroom. But there weren't any in the area so I took the shortest route home (about two miles).
It was disappointing that I had to cut the run short because my legs and lungs were feeling great. It wasn't the best way to end the week, but I'm looking forward to a new week and exploring more classes and amenities at my new gym!