Weekly Workout Roundup – Mar. 17 – 23

I intended this week to be a cutback week after all of my racing, but I did not intend to cutback as much as I did.  I ended up taking three rest days this week (although two were unplanned, due to catching a cold), ran three days, and cross trained one. We can call it listening to my body, but I think my mind played a big role this week. It is what it is.

Monday- Rest day following the Asheville Half Marathon.

Tuesday- 3 mile run on the treadmill. I took it nice and easy, since my legs were still a bit sore from Sunday’s race. It did feel good to get moving for awhile. It was below freezing outside and after the cold and rainy weekend, I had no interest in being outside.

Wednesday- Rest day. This was an unplanned rest day after I came down with a cold and had a long day at work. It turns out you’re almost guaranteed to get sick when you spend 6 hours outside in the rain when it is 40 degrees. Especially when you’re soaking wet and freezing for the majority of that time. Go figure.

Thursday- 4 mile run on the treadmill. I don’t know what kind of alternate reality we’re living in where I’d choose the treadmill over a run outside when it’s sunny and 50 degrees, but we’re there. I think part of it was I had spent too much time on the road this week at work, and I just didn’t feel like being around cars or other people. Nevertheless, it was a good run. I ran the last 3 miles under 10 minute pace.

Friday- Rest day. Another unplanned rest day. I intended to do a short run after work, but instead I fell asleep on the couch for about 1.5 hours. I figured it was my body’s way of telling me it still needed a break. Message received.

Saturday- 6 mile run with Kim on the Dora and New River Trails. It felt good to get out there for a run, but I definitely didn’t feel like anything over 6 miles. There was a bit of spring in the air, with temperatures in the mid-40’s. My favorite. The spring weather was short lived, though, as we’re expecting snow tomorrow.

Sunday- Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones DVD workout. I felt tired, and at times weak/shaky and lightheaded during this workout, but I managed not to “phone it in” in the words of Jillian. I’m not sure why I felt so tired. I had just given both of the dogs baths right before this workout, but that shouldn’t be enough to wear me out. But then again, this workout is  is probably the toughest workout DVD I have. It’s a tough workout for me on a good day, and even more so on a bad one.

Total miles: 13 miles

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  1. Good week. Iffy weather. Go heal and hit the MCM 1775 with a vengeance.

    LUD.

    1. I’m excited for MC 1775! Is it April 12 yet??

  2. Not a bad training week considering you were sick. I hope you feel better quickly!

    1. Thanks! I am feeling better 🙂

  3. This sounds vaguely familiar to my cutback week last week, too =) Sometimes you just need a little extra break. Hope you’re feeling better!

    1. Ahh we had similar weeks, huh? I’m feeling better, thanks!

  4. Sometimes a nap is more beneficial to the body than a run! 🙂

    1. Very true! That was definitely the case last Friday.

  5. Your week sounds like a good balance of healing/recovering/resting and getting in some exercise. Good job! That trail looks beautiful and I’d love to run it with you someday 🙂

    1. It is especially beautiful (but hot!) during the summer when everything is green. Even more so when you get down to where the trail runs parallel to the river. I’d love to have you join me on a run there someday! 🙂

  6. I swear I commented on this earlier, I guess it did not come through??? meh. All I said was it looks so cold and freezing-glad you escaped with only a cut finger.

    ANYWAY, I came back to show you this recent blog post:http://runningwithsam.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/my-39-minute-mile-aka-the-manitou-incline/

    1. I guess not 🙁 Sorry about that! Cold and freezing- yep, you hit the nail on the head.

      Thanks for the post about the Manitou Incline! I loved it and I still really want to go to that place!

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