Now THAT’s a week of training! (April 4-10, 2016)
It’s been a LONG time since I had such a dedicated week of training, and I feel great for it!
With about 3 weeks to go til the Eugene Marathon, I’ve started eating clean and doing the Beachbody Insanity workouts as well as running. And I feel fit and strong!
A run-down of the past week:
Monday: Insanity fit test, 4 mile easy run
Tuesday: Insanity Plyometric Circuit, and an interval workout with Revolution Running.
The workout was: warmup, then 4min @ 10k pace, 5x2min @ 5k pace, 4 min @ 10k pace, then cooldown. My target was 7:15/6:45 paces. Didn’t quite get there, but I was ok with how I did given the wind!
(1) 4min: 7:20pace
(1) 2min: 6:58
(2) 2min: 7:12
(3) 2min: 7:16
(4) 2min: 7:01
(5) 2min: 6:59
(2) 4min: 7:18
Wednesday: Insanity Power and Resistance
Thursday: 3 mile easy run
Friday: Insanity cardio recovery (which was a lot of planks and holding squats), Indoor rock climbing
Saturday: 20 miles in just under 3 hours (8:53 pace) – note that I DID stop for some water or “breather” breaks, the three hours was actual run time.
Sunday: XTERRA Cheyenne Mountain 12K race. Note that my watch said it was only 6.11miles, not the 7.45 that would make it a 12K. Still – a solid run, and I placed 3rd in my age group. Not bad considering Saturday’s run!
Then I got a nice 90min massage – great for all my aches and pains from the week (abs, glutes, quads, back….)
Total: 41 miles running, 2:20 Insanity (Max Interval training) workouts
Over the week I ate a TON of protein and really watched my sugar intake. I felt like I had a ton of energy and got in some great workouts. I am going to keep up with the Insanity workouts for another week or so before truly tapering for Eugene – I dont want to risk being sore for race day!