Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run: Week 2

I’m starting to feel like a broken record. This week, I was not able to set a routine like I would like. I can’t seem to find my rhythm. I only managed three runs (I was aiming for four) and I did not do any yoga this week. I was stuck at home one day as we had a contractor coming to install something at the house and even though he finished earlier than expected, I could not seem to muster up the will power to go for a run.

Sunday 2/4
Rest Day

Monday 2/5
Warm up for PT: 1.55 mi (23:50) 15:24 min/mi | Avg HR: 139 bpm | Max HR: 163 bpm
Personal Training (40:00) Avg HR: 146 bpm |  Max HR: 174 bpm

For personal training, we continued the 2 7-minute circuits from two weeks ago that we repeated twice. This week, my circuits included: Hamstring Drops, Battle Ropes, Overhead Split Squats, Toe Taps, Side Crunch with 35 lb, Mountain Climbers, Leg Extensions, Jumping Jacks.

Tuesday 2/6
Elliptical Warm up then Personal Training (40:00) Avg HR: 140 bpm |  Max HR: 165 bpm

Two more 7-minute circuits, focusing on upper body and abs: Knee Push Ups, Kettlebell Swings, Tricep Dips, Squat Jumps, Sit Ups, Mountain Climbers, Russian Twists, Jumping Jacks.

Mountain climbers are my nemesis.

Wednesday 2/7
Rest Day

Thursday 2/8
Stuck at home with the contractor – unfortunately I didn’t have the motivation to go out for a run after he was done.

Friday 2/9
Morning Treadmill: 1.41 mi (25:01) 17:46 min/mi

I did some :30 sprint, :30 rest intervals at the gym Friday morning. This was my first early morning gym workout in a while and I was clearly out of practice because I forgot so many things: my earphones, my shower flipflops, shampoo, etc.

Saturday 2/10
5.00 mi (1:07:53) 13:34 min/mi | Avg HR: 153 bpm | Max HR: 167 bpm

This run felt hard – it was certainly warmer than last week and I also ran the day before. My average heart rate was the same as last week, but I noticed that, while I could keep my heart rate in Z2 on the way out, once I turned around I couldn’t keep my heart rate down.

Total mileage for the week: 7.96 miles

Training plan this week:

Sunday: Rest
Monday: AM: Bikram Yoga | PM: Personal Training
Tuesday: PM: Personal Training
Wednesday: AM: Bikram Yoga | Lunch: Recovery Run
Thursday: AM or Lunch: Track Workout
Friday: AM: Easy Run
Saturday: Rest (Volunteering!)

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3 thoughts on “Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run: Week 2

  1. Chaitali says:

    It’s definitely hard when you’ve got things changing up your week like having to wait for the contractor. And the rain over the weekend probably didn’t help either. But it sounds like you still got in a solid week!

  2. Laetitia says:

    I only managed two runs…. but I did do yoga!! Wishing you a better week this week… it’s ok to be a bit off from time to time, you (we) just can’t let it bog us down! (<– easier said than done, I know!)

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