Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe we’re already into February…this year is already going by too fast for me!
I’m a little late in posting this week, but I’m happy to be able to share my Cherry Blossom Run training progress with the Workout Wednesday Crew: Diatta at Femme Fitale Fit Club, and Sheila at The Frugal Exerciser. This is a great linkup for bloggers that love fitness and for anyone interested in finding new workouts!
Monday 1/26: 2 miles on the treadmill with 11:19 pace. Even though there was the predicted Nor’easter, the weather actually wasn’t bad yet so I probably could have taken it outside. Instead I was in the work gym watching Paternity Test Reveals on Maury…lol!
Tuesday 1/27: Boot Camp after work. We did a lot of squats, burpees, and core work as always. Strangely enough the 8-pound weights are starting to feel too light so I worked with 10’s. My hamstrings were feeling tight so I spent some time foam rolling and stretching after my workout.
Wednesday 1/28: Cardio Kickboxing at lunch…a lot tougher than usual, but fun! Then after work I did my 2-mile training run (ended up 10:53 pace) followed by 6 30-second strides. Last, I was finally able to practice yoga: 55 minutes of work focusing on hamstrings and hips.
Thursday 1/29: I had my 4-mile run featuring hill repeats! I had to do five 30-second uphill sprints at a hard effort, then walk down each time, then finish running to 4 miles. I was a little worried that I wasn’t doing it right, and I wasn’t sure that the hills I used were steep enough…but I’m working on it. Definitely a good new challenge!
Friday 1/30: A COMPLETE day of rest…much needed!
Saturday 1/31: While visiting my brother, I had an awesome run down in Virginia on the Mt. Vernon trail. I started out below the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and ran an out and back for a little over 5 miles at an 11:25 pace. It was very cold out and my knees felt a little creaky by the end, but it got done!
Sunday 2/1: Another day of rest!
I’m very happy with my first week of Cherry Blossom training! I was pretty much on target for all of my runs, and I am working on doing a better job of keeping the slower,11:30 pace. Coach Kristy has been tracking my progress as I upload each running workout, and providing comments to let me know where to improve. I’m already in the middle of Week 2 training with one run down and 3 to go…wish me luck! For Week 1, I’m giving myself an A!Cherry Blossom Training - so far so good! #wowlinkup #CUCB2015 via @Janelle_RWNR Click To Tweet
How have your workouts been going? How do you handle running hills – any tips?