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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

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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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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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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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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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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: 1 hour run

I have set my race schedule for 2013! I still might add some shorter distance races, but I’m not sure. The goals for this year are to keep my mileage up, work on my speed, and to stay healthy! I have already looked ahead to 2014 and it will include some special races, so keeping healthy and continuing to take care of my IT issues will be important.

Here’s what’s on the schedule:
April 27th…Cleveland 10 miler
May 19th…Cleveland Rite-Aid half marathon
July 21st…Rock n’ Roll Chicago half marathon
August 17th…Biggest Loser Race Series half marathon
October 5th…Rock n’ Roll Cleveland half marathon

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Weekly Running Recap

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Another week…another weekly running recap!

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 30 minute incline treadmill walk, crunches, push-ups
Tuesday: 30 minute run/walk, crunches, push-ups
Wednesday: 30 minute leg strength workout, 30 minute yoga DVD
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 30 minute run/walk, 30 minute arm strength workout, crunches
Saturday: 1 hour run/walk

I’m really making an effort to plan out my weekly workouts, in order to not end up running everyday. I have a bad habit of neglecting strength workouts even though I know they are beneficial. I have a mile-stone birthday coming up this year, so I am aware of how important strength exercises are as I get older, in order to help avoid injuries.

Right now, the leg strength workouts are mainly body-weight exercises- meaning lots of squats, lunges, and leg-lifts. For the arm strength workouts I have 5 pound weights, so the exercises have higher repetitions. I am also trying to incorporate more yoga into my weeks. My flexibility is rather poor (in my opinion) with tight hamstrings and quads, and I think yoga will help that. Right now I am just using an old DVD, so if you know of any good yoga DVD’s or YouTube videos, let me know!!

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Did you miss this smiling face?!!

It’s been a while since I shared a running recap with you. Last time we visited, I said that I was decreasing my mileage. Um, well I really did. I stopped running all-together, for a month. It was a much needed break.

Now that we are in the new year, it’s time to lace up the running shoes. So far, I have 3 half-marathons on the schedule- the 1st one being in May. I am looking at a 10-mile race in April, and I would like to add another half in the later part of the year. While training officially hasn’t begun, I am working on building a solid base. After taking a month off, I’m starting off gently by taking lots of walk breaks. No need to go all-out and get hurt! An important goal for this year is to make sure I use my foam roller everyday. Hopefully this will help with my IT issues.

Monday: 30 minute treadmill run/walk
Tuesday: 30 minute leg strength workout
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 30 minute treadmill run/walk
Friday: 30 minute arm strength workout
Saturday: 1 hour treadmill run/walk
Sunday: Rest

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