Because of the storm I couldn’t run in the morning or at night. I knew Wednesday there was going to be a huge storm and decided that night that I would switch my rest day from Friday to Thursday.
After cleaning my house first, I did a Chalean Extreme workout, Push Circuit 2. Chalean Extreme is a weights workout so I worked those muscles good.
Total time: 35 minutes.
When I got up I didn’t feel well at all. I doubted if I should go for a run but decided I wouldn’t. I took it easy on Saturday and recharged my battery for next week.
Still not feeling 100% and another restday.
Great workout to start the week. Did Turbofire HITT 15 and Sculpt 30. First an intensive HITT session for about 15 minutes. Followed by a full body workout using resistance bands.
Total time: 40 minutes.
First run early in the morning this year. Weather was great, especially for January. I had a tempo run to do for 35 minutes and I completely failed at it. I did reach the pace of 6:30/km sometimes but was more slow than fast. I warmed up at a slow pace for about 10 minutes and used 5 minutes for cooling down at a slow pace. I had to walk twice. But you know what: it’s okay. I’ll get better at this (I find running at a certain pace hard). I was out there and I enjoyed my run.
Weather:dry, hardly any wind, fog, 3C (37 degrees)
Distance: 5 K / 3.1 miles
Average time: 7:11 /km
Average speed: 8.4 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Duran Duran – Hungry like the wolf.
When I got up I didn’t feel to well, it seemed I had a light cold. I had an easy run to do and decided to go out anyway and see how far I would come. I did a shorter distance than planned at a very slow pace but no walking breaks. After the run and for the rest of the day I felt great, no sign of the cold anymore.
Weather:dry, hardly any wind, 7C (44 degrees)
Distance: 2.7 K / 1.6 miles
Average time: 7:26 /km
Average speed: 8.0 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s get it started.
Week 1 didn’t go exactly as planned and during the weekend I thought about that. On Monday my first 3 weeks cycle of running/exercise started and I don’t want to make up anymore excuses and skip workouts.
Tuesday I started a 10K training plan that I adjusted to what works best for me. After every 3 weeks I have a recovery week. I’ve calculated paces for tempo runs, speed work, long runs, pace runs and easy runs and I want to try to follow the pace as much as possible. I have planned a 5K in March and a 10K in April and my goal is to PR on both races. But I have to get faster if I want that, that’s why I use paces for different runs.
Overall I’m happy with last week. The quote at the top of this post is how I feel right now. I’m really enjoying my running and workouts at the moment. It sure doesn’t feel like a chore but something I like doing.