I seriously cannot believe how long it’s been since I published a Workout Wednesday post. Was it mid-December? At any rate, it was long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when I was still able to run half-marathons for which I was under-trained.
I’m no longer that person.
Here are my workouts from the last week:
Wednesday, 4/15 (Tax Day!): Rest.
As in “no running,” but my heart rate still increased because I had to write a big ol’ check to the IRS and drop it in the mail before the end of the day. Whee!
Thursday, 4/16: Ran 4-ish miles solo.
Nature rewarded me for getting out of bed to run that morning:
Friday, 4/17: Rest.
So much rest now that I’m just foundation-building and not actively training yet for the Chicago Marathon.
Saturday, 4/18: Yoga for 85 minutes and a 2-mile walk with Aimee.
Sunday, 4/19: 3-ish miles with Aimee.
Monday, 4/20: 1 mile warm-up run plus a 45-minute personal training appointment with Ruth that included about 1.5 miles of running.
I thought last week’s progression workout with Ruth was difficult–ha! This week, Ruth actually made me follow the rules of progression workouts: do a set of one exercise, run a lap, then do another set of that same exercise and add a set of another exercise, then run a lap, then do the first and second exercises and add another, then run a lap, and so on and so forth. Basically, the workout version of “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly.”
Ruth started me with mountain climbers, then added all manner of exercises including, about halfway through the session, my least favorite thing ever–a modified version of star jumps. After my second set of star jumps I felt like I was going to barf and had to take a walk-break. By the end of the session, my face was bright red and I was spent.
Tuesday, 4/21: 4 miles on the treadmill.
A rare after-work workout. My energy level was pretty low, but I’m not sure if that was because I was working out at the end of the day or because my body was still tired from the beating I took on Monday.
Total Mileage for the Week of 4/15-4/21/15: 14 miles.
Not that great of a week, mileage-wise, as my greed for all-things-bright-and-Palm-Beachy won out over running my intended “long” run of 8 miles. Priorities. Well, this is probably the best time to slack–I’m not training yet. The slacking stops soon enough when my Chicago Marathon training plan starts in late May.
What was your best workout this week? Have you ever exercised so intensely that you almost or actually threw up?