Meg told me in her comment on my previous post she missed my clothing pix and was wondering what I would be wearing these days: sweaters and coats mostly, she thought. Well Meg I have to disappoint you 😆 I don’t own many sweaters and still wear my dresses and skirts to the office, no matter what kind of weather it is. I asked my friend K. yesterday to make a photo of yesterday’s outfit especially for you (it’s black pants and jacket, grey silk blouse and grey suede boots).
As you can see I brought back my Spring lay-out. We’ve had two days of beautiful weather, it almost felt like Spring and I was suddenly bored with my Winter lay-out and decided to bring Spring to my blog.
Yesterday I went to the Pilates class. As always it was a great class, we worked on the back muscles and abs yesterday.
Note to self: don’t eat too much at dinner if you have to workout after dinner, you are going to regret it during the workout!
Today was THE.WORST.RUN.OF.THIS.YEAR so far! I had to do 9.6K (6 miles) with 6.4K (4 miles) at half marathon pace. I ended up doing 3.2 K (2 miles) and I’m not happy about that. Not happy at all!
My upper legs were still sore from the Shred on Monday and my right calf was playing dirty tricks with me again. I hardly could put one leg in front of the other and after 2K I gave up and turned around.
I’ve been thinking about my schedule a lot today and talked to my friend K. about it. On Wednesday I have to do a longer run with a tempo run or speedwork included and this is the second time I couldn’t do it because my legs aren’t cooperating. I think doing a mostly lower body strength on Monday and sometimes working on the legs at Pilates on Tuesday and then a long run on Wednesday is too much for my legs.
As of Monday I’m going to change my workout schedule:
- I’m going to do the longer run of Wednesday on Monday afternoon.
My normal long run is on Saturday morning, this means almost two rest days between these runs. And I have way more energy on Monday than on Wednesday.
- The Monday workout I’m going to do on Wednesday = short run in the morning, strength in the afternoon.
- I’m going to focus on my upper body and core during my strength workout. My legs are strong, they look great (if I may say so myself) but my upper body needs more strength.
- I’m going to add a short yoga session of approx 20 minutes on Sunday for stretching.
- Use the foamroller after EVERY WORKOUT
I don’t know if this will work better but if I don’t try I will never know. What I’m doing now isn’t working, that’s obvious. This means my workout schedule will look like this:
Monday: long run with tempo run or speedwork included (after work)
Tuesday: Pilates (evening)
Wednesday: short run (before work) and strength upper body (after work)
Thursday: short run (before work)
Saturday: long run (morning)
Sunday: yoga 20 minutes + rest
Tell me what you think of the changes to my plan.
I’ve been thinking if I should bring this back on my blog. I liked posting it a few months ago but I didn’t like seeing myself everytime in the picture, I often look the same on photos. I’m going to try something different now. I lay my clothes ready for the next day the evening before and thought that since I already was doing, that I could just as easily take a picture. So here we go:
Wednesday February 9: