Happy Sunday! Just under a month before I run the Cleveland 8K and Half Marathon and I’m starting to get excited! Overall, training has been going well so I think it will be an awesome race experience 🙂
This week’s training was more of the same – running and strength training – so nothing new to report, but let’s take a look at last week’s workouts.
3 mile run and 70 tricep dips.
I was feeling SO inspired by all of the awesome Boston Marathon runners so I had to rock all the blue and yellow for my run after work!
3 mile run + Body Works + Abs class (45 minutes) + 70 pushups.
The DOMS was real after this workout! I spent some extra time with my foam roller after class and also did some extra stretching.
Peleton scenic ride (30 minutes) + 70 jump squats.
I had to go to an event at 5:30 Wednesday evening so I had just enough time to come home, get in this workout, shower and then drive downtown for the event. I missed my normal boot camp class, but I was happy to get in some type of workout for the day.
5 mile run + 80 tricep dips.
This run felt pretty good but my arms were jelly after all of those tricep dips!
REST DAY! This was my first rest day in 2 weeks and I took full advantage of doing absolutely nothing!
10 mile run + 80 jump squats.
Luckily this run went WAY better than last week’s long run. The weather was cooler so my allergies weren’t as crazy, thank goodness. I felt great for most of the run but my legs felt a little heavy during the last 2 miles.
The Saturday morning run crew is getting larger and I couldn’t be more happy about that – I love introducing people to running!
Boot camp class (45 minutes) + 80 push-ups (catching up from Friday)
The Sunday instructor was out of town today so we had a sub and she taught a boot camp class instead of body works + abs. It was a really great class and I definitely got my sweat on! No spinning today as my legs felt so tired after yesterday’s run and the boot camp class.
Total Weekly Mileage: 21
Total Training Cycle Miles – 72.5
Grade – A
Another good week of training. I feel like that past two weeks of training have been some of my strongest during this training cycle. I can already see that dedicating more time to strength training is starting to pay off!
Speaking of hard work paying off, did you watch the Boston Marathon? I tip my hat to all of those runners. Those running conditions were absolutely horrendous!
Even the Elites had a hard time on Monday. There were more dropouts than usual.
I have no clue how the runners braved those elements but they all have official badass status in my book – WAY TO GO RUNNERS! I’ve actually never had a desire to run the Boston Marathon but now I think I would like to run it eventually. Of course I’d have to do this as a charity runner as I’ll never qualify, unless I’m still running at 80 years old, LOL.
Were you inspired by the Boston Marathon? Are you currently training for any races?