Happy Sunday! I’m officially training for Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia! Currently I’m registered for the 5K (Saturday) and Half Marathon (Sunday), but I may add the 10K (Saturday) for an added challenge (stay tuned for that decision next month). This will be my 3rd consecutive year running this race. I keep coming back because it’s a short distance from my house (less than 3 hours) and it’s a really fun city and race weekend!
This will be a shortened training plan (7 weeks), but I know it will get me across those finish lines! I’ve be focusing on running (duh!), but also spinning and strength training. Here’s my week 1 recap!
Monday, July 30
45 minute walk.
We went to Cheesecake Factory after work for dinner (they also had 50% off all cheesecake slices!). I really felt the need to burn off some of those calories post-dinner, but I knew a run wasn’t going to happen so I opted for an evening walk.
Tuesday, July 31
2 mile run + Boot Camp (45 minutes).
My treadmill run felt great! Unfortunately the boot camp class wasn’t that great (we had a substitute instructor). The class just felt super unorganized, but I still got in a good amount of weights and cardio, so I can’t complain!
Wednesday, August 1
3 mile run + Boot Camp (60 mins).
My legs felt like jello by the end of class but I guess that’s a good thing, right? I definitely need a good post-workout stretch.
Thursday, August 2
90s Hip Hop Peloton Spinning Class (65 minutes).
I took two classes – 90s Hip Hop 20 min ride + 90s Hip Hop 45 min ride. Both classes were with Robin. She’s my favorite instructor because her playlists are always awesome – it’s like having a party on the bike! I’m starting to use my Peloton bike more often and I really love the convenience of being able to take live classes after work.
Friday, August 3
Saturday, August 4
7 mile run.
This was my first official “long run” of the training cycle. It was actually really hard – it felt more like a 15 mile run, lol. I’m sure the 95% humidity and 73 dew point didn’t help either.
Sunday, August 5
Spinning (60 minutes).
Woke up kinda sore and stiff from Saturday’s run so I was hoping a spinning class would help with that and it did!
Total Weekly Mileage: 12 miles
Weekly Weight Loss: -2 pounds
Grade This Week – A
The weather this week has been very odd and very Florida-like. It’s been hot and humid every day with spurts of crazy downpours. It will literally rain hard for 10-15 minutes and then the sun will come out. It’s the craziest thing. It looks like it’s going to continue into next week as well. I’ll just be thankful when we get a break in this awful humidity, but it’s August so this is all to be expected!
Besides the weather, I am happy with my first week of training. I did skip a run – I was supposed to do 4 miles on Thursday but opted for spinning instead. I intended to run but my back has been bothering me since Wednesday. I just think my body has to get used to getting back into a workout routine. I used a piece of KT Tape on it for my long run on Saturday and it felt better so I was thankful for that.
Earlier in the week I also signed up for two races. I signed up for the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K. I’ve done this race numerous times and it’s the day before the NYC Marathon so it’s always a blast! In addition, I also signed up to volunteer at the NYC Marathon Expo. I’ll be handing out race bibs to the runners. I’m looking forward to it!
I also registered for my first race of 2019 – Boston’s Run to Remember Half Marathon. I have wanted to run a race in Boston for a few years and this one looks perfect! I’m also looking forward to seeing Michelle again during that trip 🙂 This got me to thinking – I guess it’s not too early to start thinking about races I want to do in 2019. I’m also trying to run in new states (so far I’ve run in NY, NJ, PA, CT, OH, VA, NV, CA, and IL – with DE and SC planned for later this year) so if you have any race suggestions, please let me know!
That’s it for this week – thanks for reading!
How was your week? Have you been experiencing crazy weather too?
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