Happy Sunday! Also, happy Easter and Passover! I hope that everyone had an awesome week.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, April 15
Spinning (Tabata – 20 minutes / Pop – 30 minutes).
I started a 4 week Tabata training program with Peloton. The goal is to feel stronger on the bike after completion of the program. I’ll be doing 4 rides each week.
Tuesday, April 16
3 mile run + Strength Training (30 minutes)
The run went well (much better than the run I had on the previous Saturday). I really pushed it during strength training and my arms were toast by the end of the 30 minutes. I focused on upper body for the whole workout.
Wednesday, April 17
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
This class felt hard since my arms still felt like jello after Tuesday’s upper body workout, but luckily I pushed through!
Thursday, April 18
4 mile run + Hip Hop Spinning (30 minutes)
Both workouts felt great! I love that I can complete my workouts early in the morning on Thursdays since I work from home that day.
I was also super excited because Thursday was the last day of Lent and I was finally able to enjoy a glorious pizza!
Friday, April 19
Spinning (20 minutes)
As part of the Tabata training plan, one of the spinning classes is a 20 minute easy ride, so I decided to do that on my typical rest day since it wasn’t too strenuous.
Saturday, April 20
7 mile run
This was my last “longish” run before the Delaware Running Festival half marathon next Sunday. My training hasn’t exactly been great but this run was a good confidence booster.
Sunday, April 21
Spinning (60 minutes) + Strength Training (20 minutes)
That 45 minute tabata spinning class was so insanely hard. I was sweating and cursing all at the same time, but I did it! I followed it up with a 15 minute easy spinning class to flush out my legs. For strength training I focused on chest and back.
Total Weekly Mileage: 14 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 6 spinning classes and 3 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – A
Luckily I bounced back pretty well after not feeling 100% last week. My allergies were under control this week which really seemed to help. We got a lot of rain this week which I think might have washed away some of the pollen. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this continues!
As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, I started a training program this week. It’s a 4 week tabata training program with Robin from Peloton. What is tabata? It’s an interval training method with a 2:1 work to rest ratio. She’s one of my favorite instructors so it’s an honor to get my butt kicked by her, lol. The goal is to feel stronger on the bike once the 4 weeks is complete and to also increase my overall output on the bike.
Next weekend I’ll be in Delaware to run my 40th half marathon!I can hardly believe that the girl who hated running is going to be hitting this milestone. Never say never 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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