I maintained my training this week despite my back still recovering – I am really glad that I still was able to keep active. I do feel like I’m missing something in my training in terms of strength training. I’m looking for something easy but effective – a video or printable workout I can take to the gym with me. I would love if you would leave your favorite workout in the comments and give me some ideas what to do next week at the gym!
Monday 6/19: Thankfully, thunderstorms in the area cancelled my swim lesson for today – otherwise, I don’t think I would have made it due to my back.
Tuesday 6/20: 2.18 mile walk (44:35)
Decided to keep the routine of #TrackTuesdays and just walked around the track for 45 minutes.
Wednesday 6/21: Swim lesson number 4! (40:00)
After we warmed up, we spent a lot of time working on our backstroke. I also learned how to do flip turns. I have done many a somersault in the pool, but I’ve never actually done a flip turn, so that was neat!
Thursday 6/22: 2.00 mi (35:30) 17:46 min/mi
My morning run commute turned into mostly walking as my back wasn’t completely ready to hit the road again.
Friday 6/23: Morning Yoga (55:00)
Decided to take it easy Friday morning and hopefully stretch out my back. The yoga class was just okay. I miss my Bikram yoga (sad faces)
Saturday 6/24: Rest
Sunday 6/25: 6.57 miles (1:33:30) 14:14 min/mi
The first few miles of my run were great – no problems with the back, it was a beautiful day, etc. However, my water bottle soon exploded on me twice and then my legs were feeling the week we had taken off. I spent a good deal of the last two miles walking.
The Total mileage for the week: 10.75 miles
Total mileage for NAFHALF training cycle: 54.32 miles
Current Plan for next week:
Monday: Run AM & Swim PM
Tuesday: Track Workout PM
Wednesday: Swim PM
Thursday: Run AM
Friday: Gym AM
Sunday: Long Run (7 miles)