Happy, happy Friday friends!
Are you as ready for the weekend as I am?! I cannot wait to get the party started. Okay, so I really have no plans of a “party”, but I certainly cannot wait for a couple days off.
I realize I have been doing this whole “sharing my weekly fitness on Friday” thing for awhile. But, I decided to finally title it into a series. I mean, I share my weekly eats, so why not share my weekly workouts, right? Since I really have no clue what number we’re actually on, we’re going to start with one.
I really enjoy doing this series because I try to keep up with it each day so that I can write down exactly how I was feeling with each workout. Some are good, some aren’t as great, but regardless, it’s always great to sweat.
Saturday: 10 mile run
It was a gorgeous, unseasonably cool morning that I definitely appreciated! Last weekend’s 10 mile run was hot, humid, slow, and cramp-y. Yes, my stomach was cramped up the entire time, my legs felt heavy, and I am pretty sure it was 95% humidity by 6 a.m. This weekend was drastically better. Not only had I fueled my run properly, but the weather cooperated to my liking as well. I’m still working on gaining my speed back, but that’s what speed work and tempo runs are for! Overall, a win-win.
I know I have mentioned many times on this blog just how much I love spin, and I am really surprised that I went as long as I did without it in my normal workout schedule. But, I now also have a favorite spin teacher. She is seriously motivating!
So, my favorite spin teacher offered a private morning class Monday. She is preparing for a big weekend this weekend, so she was pulling a couple extra training sessions in. When she offered to teach a private class and I did not have to be at work until later, I definitely did not pass up the opportunity!
I was supposed to do another 4x1200 m spin session, but I just wasn’t feeling it. My legs were pretty tired after a 10 mile run + 2 days in a row of spinning, so I stuck to three and called it a day.
Wednesday: 60 minutes weights
I did a modified R.I.P.P.E.D. class that incorporated a full body workout with weights. It had been awhile since I lifted, and boy could I feel it! I definitely need to make sure I incorporate weights into cross training, too!
On the schedule was a run, but to be honest with you…I needed to rest. I was sore from Wednesday’s weight class and tired from a few leg-heavy days in a row. I opted to swap my rest day today (Friday) with yesterday’s run so that I can still stay on track with marathon training, but not overwork my muscles. This is part of the reason why I love three-day training programs!
I hope you have a beautiful weekend!