Happy New Year’s Eve!
Tonight, I’m going out with my husband and some good friends of ours. We’ll crash at their place, and then we’re having IHOP in the morning. Wild, I know.
I thought about doing a little 2013 overview kind of post but haven’t sat down to figure it all out yet. I may get on the bandwagon & post one later this week. For now, I’m happy with sticking to my usual training talk Tuesday.
Training: Week 5
It’s hard to believe that I’m already in week 5 of training for this half. I knew these 8 weeks would breeze by since it’s a shorter training plan & since most of it is taking place over the already busy holidays.
I don’t have much to report on the training front right now. I’ve basically been running and that’s about it as far as workouts go. I was actually experiencing some pain last week, especially on my 9 mile long run. I pretty much wanted to quit at mile 7, walked for a bit, and then pathetically trodded along until I was done.
Tuesday 24 – rest day
Wednesday 25 – 4 miles (outside)
Thursday 26 – All Over Toner Workout (below)
Friday 27 – 9 mile long run
Saturday 28 – rest day
Sunday 29 – 10 minute arms video
Monday 30 – 3 miles (treadmill)
I think the pain was coming from the fact that I just randomly started running 9 miles on all hills out of no where. Where I run in Boston is very flat, so I don’t think I was used to it. I’m also wondering if my shoes are shot. I’ve been getting bothered by them recently and feeling they aren’t as cushoning anymore. They have 250 miles on them, so I thought they’d last a little longer. Thoughts?
I feel like training is going to get harder now that I’m back in Boston and pretty much have to do it all on the treadmill again, with the exception of long runs. And even then, I’m thinking it’ll be frigid.
But I signed up for this, right?! Any motivation is highly encouraged 😉
I did do this quick no-equiptment workout while I was still at my in-laws on vacation. I didn’t do much strength training over my vacation & I was craving something that would target all areas and include cardio. This short circuit fit the bill!
Complete each mini circuit of 4 moves twice before moving on to the next circuit. Repeat the circuits 3 times for an extra challenge or try to get through it as fast as possible for an extra push.
Happy almost New Year!
Questions for You:
- What’s your all-time favorite no-equiptment workout move?
- How are you celebrating (or not) tonight?