This week was QUITE unexciting, but in the most important of ways. I ran 12 whole miles the entire week and all of them at an easy pace. You can call it a down week, a deload week, ect. But taking weeks like this are SUPER important. Please don’t think I am a saint for doing it though – it was coach mandated. And further proof of why I need a coach 🙂
In seriousness though, I wish I would have learned to take down weeks more often in the past. Hopefully, by choosing to take these weeks, I’ll have to take less unplanned rest days. I’ve already been doing some long runs and hard workouts, so I am glad to feel fresh and ready to go for the rest of this Boston marathon training cycle.
In other news, due to the lack of working out this week, I spent a lot of the weekend rewatching all the Gossip Girl series on Netflix – I am not even close to being done. I am an amateur Netflixer. Of course, because John is out of the country & unreachable via the normal text of “the TV called it a day”, much of the technology in our home has revolted. The Alexa keeps randomly talking. The Netflix on the downstairs TV is disconnected and won’t reconnect. And lastly, the TV remote – which is a universal remote and programmable through an app – seems to have a mind of its own. By the time he gets back, Bennie The Dog and I will be playing connect 4 in the dark. Could be worse.
I am still using my friend Madeline’s Move Sweat Shred (MSS) guide for lifting, I just adapt it for what works for my running. I do this by either combining workouts into 3 days, or moving pieces of them to fit my schedule.
1/15 Monday – Day off
1/16 Tuesday – 3 miles at 9:08 average & MSS biceps & shoulders
1/17 Wednesday – Step mill 40 mins & MSS lower body
1/18 Thursday – 3 miles at 8:55 average & MSS back
1/19 Friday – off
1/20 Saturday – 6 miles easy at 8:50 average and a full body workout.
Circuit 1: 3X
- 15 face pulls
- 10 burpees
- 15 tricep press downs
SS3X: 15 front squats & 20 banded lateral side steps
SS3X: 10 box jumps & 10/10 landmine press
Circuit 2: 3X
- 10 hammer curls
- 10 shoulder press
- 10/10 Romanian split squat
SS3X: 15 adductor & 15 abductor
Circuit 3: 3X
- 20 walking lunges
- 20 mountain climbers
- 10 push ups
1/21 Sunday – off
What I Ate In A Day: Yesterday, rest day – I slept until I couldn’t fall back asleep anymore, and eventually got up for coffee around 7am. I had another cup around 8am as well 🙂
9:30a – I had oats with 1/2 scoop protein powder, banana, blueberries, peanut butter, bee pollen & cinnamon
1:00p – I met my friend for ramen! I have been craving this and yesterday was the perfect gray day for it.
6:00p – I made zoodles with pesto & 2 chicken sausages. Stupid easy and delicious.
8:00p – Before bed I had an apple with peanut butter.