I mentioned in my previous psot that I’ll start writing weekly training recaps. This is something I know a lot of other runnnig bloggers do and I like to read their weekly training schedules so I thought I’d start it as well. It’s also a way for me to go back and look at the previous weeks to see what I actually do, where I’ve improved or what I could change etc..
At the moment I’m still not fully back at running with my knee so the recaps will include more crosstraining but that’s even better for me so I can analyse later and see how long it took me to run longer runs pain-free etc.
So last week’s training:
-Gym = 30 min bike, 15 min hill walking (treadmill) + legs and abs
-3.91km run in 22 minutes (10 minutes, 1 min walking and 12 minutes), pace: 5:38
-3.76km run in 20 minutes (10 min, 1 min walk, 10 min), pace: 5:19
-2km swim in 1 hour
-Gym: 4.57km run on the treadmill in 25 minutes, pace: 5:28, 1% incline, 20 min bike + legs, arms and abs.
Monday’s gym was an easy session. I didn’t really do anything exhausting but rather just went there for the sake of doing something.
Tuesday I went for an evening run which I haven’t done in a while. It was so dark and cold but so refreshing after a work day. Managed 22 minutes pain free so that’s always good.
Wednesday we had the Imagine Dragons gig to go to so I wanted to something during the day to justify the drinks 😀 I ended up going to pilates which was eactly what I needed. Some classes are very gentle, easy, and relaxing where others are actually hard and you leave feeling it in every muscle you didn’t even know you had. Wednesday’s class was the latter. So good!
Thursday I went for a little run to shake off the headache from previous night’s gig. I was a bit stressed about my first ever sport psych workshop as well so the run was a good way to get some fresh air and clear mind.
Friday I felt like swimming so I hit the pool and swam for an hour. I can only do breaststroke which always makes me feel really embarrassed and slow at the pool next to everyone else who looks like they are professionals. One day I’ll learn how to swim properly, it’s on the to do-list.
Saturday was a day off and Sunday I went to the gym to work on those muscles I tried to ignore all week. I managed a 25 minute run on the treadmill which I was super happy about. The pain free runs are coming back slowly. Then I did some cycling and legs using the leg press and leg extension. On top of doing the leg things with both legs I’ve now also started doing them individually using lower weights and just one leg. It’s crazy to see how much weaker my left leg feels doing leg press for instance. Finished it off with some arms and abs so I could leave the gym very sore and ready for the next week 🙂
How was your training last week?