This week was the PR Training Program kick off for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run training! The training plans officially start Monday January 29 (and there’s still time to sign up!), so this past week was just an easy ease into the training plan week.
I’m working with my personal trainer twice a week, and because I requested early in the week so my legs weren’t dead for my long run, it’s back to back on Monday and Tuesday. This makes the rest of my week a little complicated to plan since I’d like to get in another run. I’ll have to capitalize on my warm ups and make those miles count. I want to use the Cherry Blossom training to build foundation for my marathon training which will start towards the summer months.
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Warm up for PT: 1.15 miles (20:01) 17:22 min/mi | Avg HR: 121 bpm | Max HR: 159 bpm
Personal Training (45:00) Avg HR: 138 bpm | Max HR: 170 bpm
During one of my circuits, my PT had me do burpees. I must have moved too quickly to the next move, because I didn’t feel great. As you can see below, my heart rate plummeted after hitting the max heart rate of 170. Thankfully after walking around a bit, my heart rate returned to normal and I was able to finish my work out. My trainer has promised to leave burpees out of my circuits for a while – weirdly I’m a bit sad because “if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you,” right?
Warm up for PT: Elliptical 1.44 miles (20:06) 4.3 mph | Avg HR: 123 bpm | Max HR: 132 bpm
Personal Training (45:00) Avg HR: 135 bpm | Max HR: 160 bpm
Today was much better and I never felt like I was going to pass out. Progress?
AM HIIT workout (15:00) Avg HR: 119 bpm | Max HR: 147 bpm
Lunch track workout: 1.98 mi (30:14) 15:15 min/mi | Avg HR: 141 bpm | Max HR: 166 bpm
I did an easy lunch workout with 2 minutes in zone 3 and 1 minute in zone 2.
3.01 mi (37:38) 12:29 min/mi | Avg HR: 159 bpm | Max HR: 173 bpm
I had planned to do just 30 minutes since this was an informal run at PR Vienna, but I started running with someone and went a bit further than I had anticipated. I so rarely run with other people so it was a nice change of pace!
Total mileage for the week: 6.15 miles
Training plan this week:
Sunday: Rest Day
Monday: Easy Run + Personal Training
Tuesday: Easy Run + Personal Training
Wednesday: Recovery (Yoga? Foam rolling?)
Thursday: Track Workout
Friday: Recovery run?
Saturday: PR Training Programs Long Run
Check back next week for a training recap link up hosted by the CUCB 2018 Race Ambassadors and Social Media Team!