I was blessed with a cutback week and it was much appreciated! Sometimes you don’t know how much you need a break until you get one. My workouts actually felt enjoyable this week due to much better weather and less achy joints. This was probably one of my strongest weeks this training cycle!
Ahh, the “exciting” solar eclipse. It was kind of cloudy so the whole event wasn’t that exciting, but I did get in a 4 mile run + my PT exercises, so that was good!
Body Works + Abs Class + PT exercises (15 mins). This was a great class and I was “feeling the burn” in my arms and abs for a few days.
3.1 mile run + Boot Camp. I used this training run to complete the last virtual run in the Rock’n’Roll Virtual Run Summer Series. It felt great to get a good sweat in boot camp class too.
5 mile tempo run + PT exercises (15 mins). This was my best tempo run so far. I actually ended up running the tempo miles faster than my target pace and that has NEVER happened before.
R-E-S-T D-A-Y 🙂
10 mile long run. The weather was absolutely perfect for this run. It really felt like Fall and I wish it would stay like that from now on!
One hour spinning class + PT exercises (15 mins). I REALLY enjoy my Sunday morning spinning class! The music is always great and the instructor is super sweet.
Total Weekly Miles – 22.1
Total Training Cycle Miles – 328.5
Grade – A
I loved everything about this week. I know that the next few weeks will be intense as I’m only 6 weeks from race day. I feel that this cutback week will help me tackle the hard weeks ahead.
My strength workouts felt great this week! I’m still modifying most of the squats and lunges but I feel like I’m getting my strength back when it comes to all of the exercises that use free weights.
My long run yesterday was awesome! It was around 60 degrees and only 77% humidity. This was a vast improvement from last week’s long run where it felt like the humidity was sitting on my chest. I also think that knowing I “only” had 10 miles made the run more enjoyable. I did have a little problem with my right knee (it felt a little sore on the run), so I will make sure to ice it more this week. It was doing so well for weeks and I don’t want it to start getting mad at me again!
I’m looking forward to getting all my runs done in the morning next week as I’m on vacation. Well, actually a staycation since I’m not going away, but it will still be nice to be off work.
I have a lot of vacation time to use up before the end of the year, so it was the perfect time to take off for a week. I plan on running some errands, reading and going through some of my cookbooks for new recipes. It should be a good week!
What was your best workout this week? Do you look forward to cutback weeks?