Hello there! I know I missed the last couple weeks of workout recaps. I was busy traveling and what not and did not have a lot of computer time. Workouts were also pretty boring since I was busy with work in Chicago and enjoying Universal Studios and the Florida weather 🙂 so not much exciting happened those weeks but I am back on the grind this week. Here is what it looked like:
Sat: indoor cycle class (60 min) + core
Sun: Body pump + elliptical (75 min)
M: Elliptical (75 min) + core
Tu: 4 mi treadmill run +1 mi walk (.5 to warm up .5 to cool down) + 45 min elliptical + bodyweight exercises (squats, push ups, lunges, dips, burpees)
W: 4 mi treadmill run + 1 mi walk (.5 to warm up .5 to cool down) + 30 min elliptical
Th: 4 mi run (am) + 25 min elliptical warmup Bodypump express (30 min) + core (pm)
F: Rest Day- did a core work video but thats it my legs were tired from the new body pump track we did and I went heavier in weights plus running a couple days in a row for the first time in months!
Sat: Lululemon Yoga + 45 min elliptical
Pretty heavy on the workouts but I am happy I Was finally able to run a little and pain free! I have been getting graston and a.r.t. done on my foot and it is really helping! It was also so nice out that I couldn’t help but run a couple days in a row, I took it slower than my normal pace though and still feel okay! I will be keeping up with 2 visits to the chiropractor twice a week for the next couple weeks to keep my foot going in the right direction.
I have read that 10 min of cross training can equal 1 mile if you are injured so that is what I am going by right now and trying to keep my cardio level up. I am not ready to give up racing and this ‘injury’ isn’t an ending injury, like I could run through it is I wanted but would rather take time off of running and get better sooner. (I haven’t run more than 15 miles in a single week since April 2014 and no more than 25 in a single month so this is pretty frustrating at this point!)
I am hoping to be able to run 1-2 half marathons in the next couple months. My main goal is the Zooma Annapolis 1/2 in May and then maybe another after that. I am actually considering signing up for the Rock N Roll DC Marathon in March 2016, prices are cheap right now and that gives me a year to figure out my foot and train and I think it would be a really great experience! I will let you know if I sign up! The last race on the agenda right now is the Run for the Wild Bronx Zoo race in NYC on April 25th. It is only a 5k so no big deal I will most likely not race it but just run it. My mom wants to do it since i mentioned it awhile ago so why not!
So that is all I think I have to update you on in the running/workout category! I am really trying to maintain my cardio levels right now so I can run a decent race in a couple months, hopefully!
Are you running any of those races?? or have any fun race suggestions?