Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run: Week 1

And the first official week of #CUCB2018 is complete! This week was a little weird – we spent Wednesday evening at urgent care due to some back pain Roswell was experiencing. Thankfully he’s on the mend. I’m still attempting to find a balance between my strength training and running, in addition to the nutrition plan from my trainer. I’d like to practice yoga at least once next week as well as add a recovery run after my long run.

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Sunday 1/28
Rest Day

Monday 1/29
Warm up for PT: Elliptical 1.90 miles (25:00) 4.6 mph | Avg HR: 127 bpm | Max HR: 139 bpm
Personal Training (40:00) Avg HR: 151 bpm |  Max HR: 175 bpm

There were absolutely no treadmills when I got to the gym on Monday afternoon. It must be that new years resolution/new semester/never miss a Monday thing?

For personal training, we continued the 2 7-minute circuits that we repeated twice. This week, my circuits included: Straight Leg Dead lifts, High Knees*, Side Lunges, Mountain Climbers and Exercise Ball Jack Knives, Kettle bell Swings, Toe Touches, Squat Jumps.

The high knees were so hard – definitely something to add to the regular routine.

Tuesday 1/30
Warm up for PT: 1.42 mi (21:18) 15:00 min/mi | Avg HR: 146 bpm | Max HR: 165 bpm
Personal Training (40:00) Avg HR: 144 bpm |  Max HR: 169 bpm

Two more 7-minute circuits, focusing on upper body and abs: Commando push ups, Jump Lunges, Dumbbell Squat and Press, Jumping Jacks then Twisting Planks (aka HIP DIPS), Kettle bell Swings, Reverse Crunches, Butt Kicks.

Like the high knees – the butt kicks were hard. I also got to the point of failure on the commando push ups even though I was only doing 6 on each side.

Wednesday 1/31
Rest Day

Thursday 2/1
Lunch track workout: 2.07 mi (28:03) 13:31 min/mi | Avg HR: 148 bpm | Max HR: 173 bpm

Friday 2/2
AM HIIT Workout: 15-Minute Beginner’s At-Home Cardio Workout by POPSUGAR Fitness

Saturday 2/3
4.01 mi (53:53) 13:27 min/mi | Avg HR: 153 bpm | Max HR: 164 bpm

It was a chilly one, so I may have over dressed for the actual conditions. The two miles out were alright, but the two miles back are a very slight uphill which makes it feel so much harder than the way out.

Total mileage for the week: 7.5 miles

Training plan this week:

Sunday: Rest
Monday: Easy Run + Personal Training
Tuesday: Easy Run + Personal Training
Wednesday: Recovery
Thursday: Track Workout
Friday: Rest
Saturday: PR Training Programs Long Run

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I’m also linking up this week with the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Hoho Runs and Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home.

5 thoughts on “Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run: Week 1

  1. Laetitia says:

    Yoga is one of my goal for this week as well… and hopefully track work for the first time, though it’s a little overwhelming on my own (NO idea what to do lol)

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