Once again I did my Sunday run on Monday. So I only ran 7 miles last week. After talking to Del, we decided on a new run schedule.
First he had me pick one day of the week on which I’m least likely to have a problem getting my run done. That would be Wednesday. Starting next week, my long runs will be on Wednesday.
He said if I can complete 3-4 runs totaling no more than 12 miles, I can move up to 6 miles on Wednesday. Now I’ll be able to adjust my run days every week. This is excellent for me since there always seems to be something going on to complicate things.
Last week, I also felt a tinge of something in my right shin. Just for a few seconds but it happened twice, so I’m making it a priority to add some other fitness training into my schedule. I’ve gone so long with out an injury and I’d like to keep that going.
I did Pop Pilates by Blogilates for the first time on Tuesday and I loved it. You can order it on her site or find it at Target. Casey Ho (aka Blogilates) is adorable. She is ridiculously happy to feel the burn and she does a great job of being engaging. At one point Ana said “How does she know we put the DVD on?” I love love love that you don’t need any equipment. Except a yoga mat but I didn’t even use that since we worked out on the carpet.
Ana had a lot of fun doing the video with me. She got a little tired towards the end and started saying “Again!? No, not again!!” and then Charlotte started rolling around on the floor saying “Not again! Ugh! Not again! Ugh!”. That was not helpful. But I did get through it thanks to Casey’s cheerful attitude.
I’m going to try to do this on my non-running weekdays.
I did the yoga on Thursday instead of Pop Pilates because I was still sore. This 60 minutes didn’t go by as quickly but there are some really good stretches in this workout. I felt like I was doing something really good for my body.
Ana did some of it with me but she was getting bored so I started making animal noises that corresponded to the poses. Cat (meow), cow (moo), dog (ruff) and monkey (ooh ooh ooh ee ee ee). She thought that was hilarious and it kept her going for a little longer.
5 miles – 58:08 – treadmill
5.0 mph for 2 miles with hr 174-176
5.2 mph for 2 miles with hr 184-188
5.4 mph for 1 mile with hr 190-191
Pop Pilates 60 minutes
4 miles – 49:29 – treadmill
4.6 mph for 1 mile with hr 171
4.8 mph for 1 mile with hr 178
5.0 mph for 2 miles with hr 182-184
Yoga 60 mins flexibility session (Yoga Studio app)
4 miles – 48:11 – treadmill
4.6 mph for 0.5 mile with hr 160-170
4.8 mph for 0.65 mile with hr 172-176
5.0 mph for 0.85 mile with hr 178-180
5.2 mph for 1.25 miles with hr 182-184
5.0 mph for 0.75 mile with hr 180
Goals for next week: New distance pr of 6 miles, pilates/yoga on non-run days, pushups everyday