FEB 22 - 28
MONDAY - Rest
TUESDAY - Rest (traveling)
WEDNESDAY - 30 minutes on the stationary bike
THURSDAY - Run 3 miles on treadmill
FRIDAY - 10 minute warm-up on stationary bike, lift 30 minutes
SATURDAY - 10-minute warm-up on stationary bike, lift 45 minutes
SUNDAY - 30 minutes on stationary bike
|In celebration of all the stationary biking I did this week|
MONDAY - Rest (traveling)
TUESDAY - Run 3 miles on treadmill, lift 25 minutes
WEDNESDAY - 3 miles incline work on treadmill (10 minute warm-up, 2-minute intervals between levels 3-6)
THURSDAY - 10 minute warm-up on stair machine, lift 50 minutes
FRIDAY - Yoga class
SATURDAY - Rest
SUNDAY - Run 11 miles outdoors with intermittant inclines throughout
|The BP Pedestrian Bridge in Millennium Park, one of the "man-made" |
hills on which I traipsed back and forth during my long run
- During the week of February 22, my workouts from Thursday through Sunday were all done aboard the cruise ship. The running and lifting were tough due to the rocking of the ship. I usually don't struggle with seasickness, but I did cut Friday's lifting routine short because I felt some nausea. I learned it's really hard to balance free weights on a moving ship. The next day I reduced my lifting load and felt much better.
- The strength-training series I've been attending at work has been beneficial. I've picked up tips on proper form, learned some new exercises, and have gotten exposure to some new equipment I previously shied away from using.
- I'm starting to consider upping my strength-training routine from twice a week (full-body both days) to three times a week (focusing on only certain areas each day). Perhaps one day of leg work, one day of back and core, and one day of arms and chest?
- I am having to psych myself up for hillwork these days. You might notice I didn't do any during the week of February 22. I really needed a break after this long run. I've become gunshy on pushing too hard for fear of feeling like death again. During yesterday's 11-miler, I went a little easier on the inclines and felt much better. I'm rationalizing that I don't want to make it so hard that I won't keep doing it. "Conservative" hillwork is still better than none at all, right?
- My left piriformis has historically been problematic. After my running hiatus earlier this year, it behaved itself for several weeks. But now it's starting to act up again. I am dismayed because I have been very good about strength training. I haven't been stretching and foam rolling consistently, though, so hopefully improving that will help.
- I'm in need of some variety so I've been eyeing some new-to-me fitness classes at my company's gym. My top consideration is a "Power 45" cardio/strength class. TBD if/when I actually pull the trigger.
- I'll be taking things a little easier again this coming week in preparation for Rock N Roll DC on Saturday.