Happy Wednesday! How are things shaping up for you so far this week?
I’m midway through Week 2 of training for the ZOOMA Run Love 10K and 3 days into the 21-Day Reset, so it’s been great to be fully focused on fitness and nutrition again.
Oh, and a quick announcement: you may have noticed that I have a new page on the blog for Race Discounts! Since I am a BibRave Pro Ambassador and a ZOOMA Ambassador, I get to share great discount codes for your use! Be sure to check it out, as the discounts are for races not only in Philly but all over the country!
I’m linking up this week for Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Michelle at Fruition Fitness, and Nicole at Fitful Focus! Check out their sites to find some awesome workouts!
I’m also linking up with Megan for the Weekly Workout Recap Linkup!Training 1 recap for the ZOOMA Run Love Challenge! #thisishowizooma #runchat Click To Tweet
Workouts for the Week:
Just finished an easy 3 mile treadmill run in the gym at work for my first training run for the @zoomarun Run Love 10k on 2/14! You can still sign up for the virtual 5k or 10k for $50 and get a medal and sweatshirt plus a training plan and group support! Yeah, after yesterday’s run I wasn’t feeling 20 degree wind chills so I kept it indoors! Did you workout today? #cityfitgirlsambassador #sweatpink #zoomanation
Wednesday 1/6: I needed to take a rest day and just relax!
Thursday 1/7: I was due for a 2-3 mile fartlek run on the ZOOMA training plan. I decided to go out for 3 miles. Fartlek means “speed play”, so it’s a way to randomly work in bursts of speed during your run. I had a 1-mile warmup and then ran fartleks from 0.2 to 0.5 miles, walking in between. It was challenging but fun!
Friday 1/8: We ended up going out to happy hour and dinner after work, so I didn’t get any runs or workouts in. I did do a ton of walking though!
Saturday 1/9: Another day that ran away from me on the fitness front. No workouts.
Sunday 1/10: Finally, a run! It ended up between 4.25 and 4.5 miles…my Nike+ watch refused to sync, which really frustrated me. This was one of the WORST runs I’ve had in awhile. My knees were killing me in a way I haven’t felt in years. The weather was in the 60’s and humid so breathing was a bit challenging. Plus, I was pretty dehydrated.
Monday 1/11: Treadmill run, 4 miles. It went okay, but my feet still aren’t happy. I’m really tempted to stop running in the Mizunos, but I’m just not sure if it’s the shoes that are the problem. After my run, I did a 12-minute strength workout as part of the 21-day reset that was super tough for me! Lots of plank variations and single leg deadlifts. At the end of the day, I was exhausted!
Tuesday 1/12: Rest day.
Week 1 Report Card:
After each week of training for a race, I like to reflect and grade my performance with a weekly report card. So how does week 1 rank? I think it was a pretty decent start overall. My paces were mostly on target and the speed work was fun. It was also great to get back to cross-training, even though it’s a lot tougher than it used to be.
I don’t like the discomfort I’ve been feeling in my running shoes, but I can’t blame the shoes yet. My left hip weakness is more pronounced now, so I need to work really hard to repair that imbalance.
With all that said, I’ll give Week 1 a B.
How was your week of working out?