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Weekly Running Recap

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Another week…another weekly running recap!

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 45 minute run, push-ups, crunches
Tuesday: 1 hour incline walk, leg workout
Wednesday: 25 minute HIIT, push-ups, crunches
Thursday: 45 minute run, arm workout
Friday: 1 hour incline walk
Saturday: 7 mile run

I’ve been working on Easter candy this week, so while I have gotten my workouts in, they felt a little rushed!

Is anyone else ready for some warmer weather? I don’t mind running on the treadmill, and for months at a time when the snow is falling, I am grateful that I have a treadmill. However, I am starting to get a little antsy. I am ready to spend at least a little time running outside! As my grandmother would say, to blow the stink off of me!!

And on that note (!)…

Have a great weekend!

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Another week…another weekly running recap!

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 1 hour incline walk, crunches, push-ups
Tuesday: 30 minute run
Wednesday: 1 hour incline walk, arm workout
Thursday: 45 minute run, crunches, push-ups
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 6 mile run

There isn’t anything to talk about this week, so I will just wish everyone a good weekend!

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Weekly Running Recap

smiley_running_Wallpaper_c0v9o (Source)

Another week…another weekly running recap!

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 30 minute run
Tuesday: 30 minute incline walk
Wednesday: 30 minute run
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 30 minute incline walk
Saturday: 6 mile run

I’m starting to feel better, but I still kept the workouts on the lighter side. I’m hoping to add strength workouts back in next week. That means, after not lifting weights for 2 weeks, that I will probably be sore. Oh well, it’s a good sore, right? :)

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Weekly Running Recap

smiley_running_Wallpaper_c0v9o (Source)

Another week…another weekly running recap!

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 30 minute run, 15 minute upper-body strength workout, crunches, push-ups
Tuesday: Lower-body strength workout, 30 minutes yoga 
Wednesday: 25 minute HIIT run, 15 minute upper-body strength workout, crunches, push-ups
Thursday: Lower-body strength workout, 30 minutes yoga
Friday: 30 minute incline walk
Saturday: 5 mile run

So this week did not go according to plan! I have had stomach issues this week, and while I will run with a cold, I have a hard time running when my stomach isn’t feeling too friendly. Oh well. I’m not overly concerned with this, as that is one of the reasons I build extra weeks into my training plans. My 1st race isn’t until late April (10-miler) so I still have plenty of time to build my miles. My long-run should have been 7 miles, but I did a slow 5 in order not to push myself too hard after the lack of activity all week.

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smiley_running_Wallpaper_c0v9o (Source)

Another week…another weekly running recap!

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 30 minute run
Tuesday: 25 minute HIIT run, 15 minute upper-body strength workout, crunches, push-ups
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Lower-body strength workout, 30 minute yoga DVD
Friday: 1 hour incline walk, crunches, push-ups
Saturday: 6 mile run

I was busy working on Valentine’s Day candy this week, so Monday’s workout was shortened and Wednesday’s workout was eliminated. This is a bad habit for me, and I know I need to plan my days a little better.
The yoga DVD’s that I have been using for the last 2 weeks, have been returned to the library. I did find a Jillian Michaels yoga workout that looks good, so I will be using that next week.  Change things up a little!

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smiley_running_Wallpaper_c0v9o (Source)

Another week…another weekly running recap!

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 30 minute run, 15 minute upper-body strength workout, crunches, push-ups
Tuesday: Lower-body strength workout, 30 minute yoga DVD
Wednesday: 25 minute HIIT run, 15 minute upper-body strength workout, crunches, push-ups
Thursday: Lower-body strength workout, 30 minute yoga DVD
Friday: 45 minute incline walk, crunches, push-ups
Saturday: 5 mile run

I only made one small change this week- I switched Wednesday’s run to a HIIT workout. With trying to increase my speed, I thought a sprint workout would be beneficial. I will say that I am glad it’s a shorter workout- it’s hard! There’s no talking during the workout, unless you count me gasping for air after each word!! I feel good when I’m done though!

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smiley_running_Wallpaper_c0v9o (Source)

Another week…another weekly running recap!

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 30 minute run, 15 minute upper-body strength workout, crunches, push-ups
Tuesday: Lower-body strength workout, 30 minute yoga DVD
Wednesday: 30 minute run, 15 minute upper-body strength workout, crunches, push-ups
Thursday: Lower-body strength workout, 30 minute yoga DVD
Friday: 45 minute incline walk, crunches, push-ups
Saturday: 4 mile run

I started my half-marathon training this week. Really the only difference this will make to my weekly schedule, is a specific mile run on Saturday’s. I’ll be starting at 4 miles and adding an additional mile every week. I am also trying to work on my speed this year, so that is what I do on Monday’s and Wednesday’s- I push the pace. I’m probably going to keep those days to 30 minute runs until I’m 6 weeks in, then I will increase it to 45 minutes. This isn’t set in stone though. Maybe my body will respond faster to the increase in speed (I’m hoping). Or maybe I find out that to stay injury free, I need to keep it on the slow side. Right now I am just seeing how my body responds. All that said, I am not following a specific training plan, other than the one I have created in my head! And that has me running 5 minute miles and winning my age division! :)

Runners, do you follow a specific training program?

Have a great weekend!

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