Cherry Blossom Training – Week 2

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I had such a great week last week! Even though I did miss my Monday yoga class and I didn’t meet my goal of foam rolling daily, I managed 6 workouts, including two strength classes, a yoga class and three runs. I felt really confident going into my Sunday run, and I felt very accomplished after I finished my week strong. How was your week?

Tonight’s the night! I am looking forward to the Medstar Sports Educational Seminar tonight on “Common Running Injuries and Options for Training Through Them.” I hope you’ll consider joining me on tonight (February 7) – but be sure to RSVP since this is an interactive session and they want to make sure they have enough room!

Monday 1/30: Rest

I did not make it to yoga on Monday night because Roswell and I were meeting with a Realtor to put an offer in on a house. Cross your fingers for us!

Tuesday 1/31: AM:  Pilates Fitness (60 minutes)

The instructor for this class must have been a Pure Barre instructor – because that’s exactly what this class reminded me of (minus the barre). The tucking and pulsing! I hope to incorporate this class into my weekly routine because I think it will help to build some core and glute strength (two of my weakness areas!).

PM: 2.00 miles (31:04) 15:33 min/mi

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I didn’t feel super great during this run even though I was using run:walk ratio of 2:1. I was definitely missing a needed an afternoon snack, since I was feeling dizzy about half a mile from home.

Wednesday 2/1: Rest

Since I did two workouts yesterday and had two planned for Thursday, I decided to take it easy today!

Thursday 2/2: AM: Barbell Strength (60 minutes)

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I really loved this class – I think I would have been intimidated to take a class like this previously, but in learning about my strengths and how my body reacts to different techniques, I can see how this class could be very beneficial for me very quickly.

PM: 3 mile Track Workout!

I made it to track this week! Yay! Although, I might end up doing my own thing next week, it was nice to get together with a group at the track. I did a mile warm-up and then 2 x 400m with 200m recovery walk. I did those two at 2:33 and 2:29. I started on the next part of my workout (2x800m with 200m recovery), but my heart and head were not in it. Since I missed a day of running and it had been a while since I have actually done speed workout, I decided to listen to my body and just do my cool down and I wrapped up with 3 miles total for the evening.

Friday 2/3: Rest

Another rest day!

Saturday 2/4: LP Yin Yoga (60 minutes)

I’m really getting into a groove with classes lately, because I loved this class as well! I felt like Yin yoga was the kind of yoga I’ve been looking for. I don’t do too well with flow yoga – I just can’t move that quickly – so the slower, meditative pace of Yin Yoga really suited me and what I was looking for in my pre-long run workout.

Sunday 2/5: CUCB PR Training Program Week #2
4.00 mi (56:07) 14:01 min/mi

We did a little tour of the monuments this week. I finished off the run with fellow trainee Vanna (I’m not sure of the spelling, so I’m sorry if I spelled it wrong!). One thing I love about the training program are the people that you met. Last week, I ran the second half of my run with a lovely women, Susan, and we chatted about a number of different things and it helped the time past so much more quickly!

Total mileage for the week: 9 miles
Total mileage for January: 58.1 miles

My goals for this week don’t look too different from last week, just some tweaks!

  • 1 speed workout
  • Continue with 1 yoga class and 1 strength training class
  • Foam rolling and stretch for 30 minutes DAILY!

What are your goals this week?

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Did you know that the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Social Media team is raising money for Credit Unions for Kids, supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals? I have a personal goal to raise $250 towards our team goal of $2,500 – will you help me?

Linking up this week with the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin!

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2 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Training – Week 2

  1. HoHo Runs says:

    I like how you got such a great variety of workouts in during your week! The tour of monuments sounds like a fun training run. And running friends certainly help make the time pass quickly. Thanks for linking, Heather!

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