I feel like I just wrote last week’s workout recap, but here we are again!
Week 4 went much better than either weeks 2 or 3. Why?? Because I got all of the miles in AND made up one mile from last week (only 4 more to go!) I’m hoping I can keep up the momentum!
Monday – 6 x 400 Repeats
I have a serious love/hate relationship with these. Like I’ve said before, they’re great for my short attention span on the treadmill, but by the 5th or 6th one, I am so freaking tired. There were also new co-workers in the fitness room while I was doing these and I’m 100% sure they thought I was crazy solely based on what I was doing on the treadmill.
Tuesday – Easy 3
Took this nice and slow-ish, but also wanted to get it done!
Wednesday – 5.19 miles (outside!)
WOO! A day above 15 degrees! I celebrated by running a little over 5 miles in the snow.
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
I was planning on doing an easy 3 on Friday but got distracted by grading after school. Then, after taking almost twice as long to get home, I was *thisclose* to having a panic attach when I saw C. He kindly offered to go to the store while I did a Jillian Michaels workout. Being that this was my first JM workout, I was all like, “Yeah, forget Level 1, I’m fit! Level 2! Woo!”
I think I died.
Starting on Level 2 of the 30 day shred was a terrible decision. I have zero arm muscles. Literally, none. All my muscle mass is concentrated in my legs. The cardio wasn’t the hard part, it was the squat/lift combos that I was begging for mercy. And after the workout, I had very little use of my arms. OK, only slightly dramatic, but lifting my arms was not fun.
I will definitely be moving down to Level 1 this week.
Saturday – 3.73 miles (outside!)
Decided to get a short run in post-lunch, but before 2-3 inches of snow fell. When is winter supposed to end?
Sunday – 9.1 miles (treadmill)
Based on the snow from Saturday, I mentally prepared myself for a 9 mile run on the treadmill for Sunday. By splitting it up into 3 x 3 miles, I was actually able to complete the run. Amanda has some great suggestions for running the long run on the ol ‘mill. Mostly to take it slow because anything over 3-4 miles on that machine is torture.
This week, I need to get in a 35 minute tempo run, 2 3-4 mile easy runs, a midweek 5 miler, and a long run of 10 miles this weekend. Oh, and some more JM action (on Level 1 this time).
How were your workouts this week? Have you ever wanted a workout video to end so badly?