I’m writing this a little early since week two doesn’t officially end until tomorrow, but other than hot yoga tomorrow, this week’s training is finished. My workouts looked like this:
Tuesday: Personal trainer workout
Wednesday: Unscheduled rest day due to knee pain
Thursday: 1.5 mile run with walking warm up and cool down
Friday: 60 minutes of hot yoga in the morning, 40 min run in the afternoon with walking warm up and cool down
Saturday: Unsure of what today will bring but either a short walk or home dvd during nap time
Sunday: 90 minutes of hot yoga
Thursday’s short run was my fastest short run ever!
I made the decision to run again on Friday instead of Saturday due to weather; it was 62 degrees and glorious yesterday while today was supposed to be (and is!) rainy and cold. I ran my usual path but this time decided to throw in a son of a gun of a hill that had me gasping for breath when I went back up. The MCM Historic Half has a major hill at mile 10 that goes up and up for at least a mile. I am determined to conquer Hospital Hill during the half so I have to stay on top of hill training. The only bummer of the run was that I forgot to charge my Garmin and it wouldn’t even turn on. I had my iPod Nano with me, but as I learned from a 5k last year, the distance calculation is less than accurate. I set the goal for 30 minutes but once I hit it, I just kept going until I hit 40 minutes; I ran for 29 minutes last weekend so I wanted to add a bit to that time without overdoing it. Based on my previous experience with the Nano and the comparable distance and time, I ran just over a 5k yesterday.
Note the oh-so-accurate date and time:
I did also weigh in yesterday and am so happy with my results – I worked hard for every single ounce that I lost!
Starting Weight: 251
Previous Weight: 219.6
Current Weight: 216.8
Total Lost: 34.2
I have every intention to keep this momentum going and think that half training is exactly what I needed to get me back on track – even though I previously thought that it would have the opposite effect. For example, I really didn’t feel like running after work on Thursday. It was Valentine’s Day and I felt tired and a little cranky. But I reminded myself of my half training plan and commitment, so down to the gym I went. And it was awesome! To be perfectly honest, I don’t know if I would have had the dedication to run that day if it weren’t for having a training plan.
I took yesterday off from work which is why I was able to go to yoga and run (and shop and have lunch by myself!) but more on that in another post.
I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the long weekend if you have one!