Although the first part of this week looks to be chilly and snowy, a bit of a warm up is headed Milwaukee's way. So I'm hoping I'll be able to get outside for my miles starting midweek.
Here's this week's training plan from Coach Matt:
Monday: 5 glue miles w/strides + YC3 (cardio, strength, core combo)
Tuesday: 7 mile workout, inc. hills
Wednesday: 4 recovery miles + Y-Core
Thursday: 6 glue miles w/strides
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 11 mile run
Sunday: 5 recovery miles
Total: 38 miles
The big question this week is whether or not I'll finally be able to do Y-Fuse or Y-Blitz again. Both classes are higher intensity workouts involving lots of jumping, plyo and lifting so I've been avoiding them while recovering from my back injury. Although I hope I get to add them back into my routine soon - I've been going a little stir crazy these past few weeks. As thankful as I am that I can still run I miss doing gym work and being a more complete athlete!
One of these days I'll be able to touch my toes again!
So on to a few highlights from last week:
Last week ... I ran a successful 5 x 1200m workout! The workout called for paces within the 10k-half marathon range with each interval 10 seconds faster than the last. I was pleased with how controlled this effort felt - with with how easy the first few intervals felt :)
Last week ... I joined PRO's team! Performance Running Outfitters is hands down my favorite local running store so I'm thrilled to race for them this upcoming year. Looking forward to racing in my new singlet!
Last week ... I went to the opening night of the Milwaukee Ballet's Dorian Gray! This was a different way to spend a Friday night but really quite enjoyable. The dancers were just amazing and I have such respect for their athleticism and artistry. If you're in MKE, I recommend seeing Dorian Gray - it's at the Pabst this weekend with a Friday, Saturday and Sunday show!
That's all I have for today! My questions for you:
- What do you do to make yourself a more complete athlete?
- What was your best workout last week? What made it a good one?
- What are you looking forward to most this week?
It's a new week and a fresh start. Let's make it count!