Workout Plan & Mantra

Well I am late and sorry! But here are last weeks injured results:

Planned              
               
Type Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  Sunday
Run (Minutes) Rest 30 min 35 min 20 min 20 min 34 min  Rest
Class    Yoga Body Pump   Body Pump Yoga  
Swimming             Swimming
Other              
               
Actual              
               
Type Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  Sunday
Elliptical (Miles)     3.5 2.5 2.5 4  
Class              
Swimming (meters)             500
Other              
               
Total Miles this week: 12.5            
Total Meters this week: 500            

 

 

I was injured and did what I could. My IT band is still not 100% but I went for my first run today since my race and felt minimal pain, which is a win! I am running a 5K in less then 2 weeks and just coming off an injury I will be running for fun and not to PR. So here is the plan this week:

Planned              
               
Type Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  Sunday
Run (Minutes)   25 min      35 min    
Elliptical (Min) 30 min   30 min  40 min      
Class      Body Pump Yoga PC  Body Pump    
Swimming             Swimming
Biking  30 min            

 

So this week is a mix of elliptical and running to try and strengthen that IT band. Also, lots of cross-training as I learned my lesson and know that there is more then running.

 

Monday Mantra

So last week I promised to cross train by getting back in the pool, which I did. Sunday I also decided I should go for a bike ride on Monday for the first time in years and I am so glad I did! I took Bruce’s sister’s bike and I loved it, here are a few shots from my ride:

 

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Biking is such a great fall activity, I’m glad I went! It also means I had a successful mantra by cross-training. I am going to continue my cross-training mantra this week as I have a crazy week going on with my friend’s wedding this weekend and other things I have going on! Rather then set myself up for failure I am going to keep on keepin’ on, maintain the schedule and heal the IT band.

 

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Workout Plan and Monday Mantra

So the workout results from this week were as follows:

Planned              
               
Type Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  Sunday
Run (Minutes) 20 min 40 min 20 min 28 min 25 min 18 min RACE
Class    Yoga Body Pump     Yoga  
Swimming              
Other              
               
Actual              
               
Type Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  Sunday
Run (Miles) 2.2 4.1 2.2 2.41 2.2 1.42 3.1
Class   Yoga PC Body Pump     Yoga PC  
Swimming (meters)              
Other              
               
Total Miles this week: 17.63            

 

My official race time yesterday was 27:56, I am beyond happy with that time!! : ) Plans for this week are as follows:

Planned              
               
Type Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  Sunday
Run (Minutes) Rest 30 min 35 min 20 min 20 min 34 min  Rest
Class    Yoga Body Pump   Body Pump Yoga  
Swimming             Swimming
Other              
               

 

So I should probably mention at this point that I am slightly concerned with a pain I have had since after the race yesterday that I have been hoping would go away … and it hasn’t. So now I’m nervous I may be actually injured and should have cross trained more. I have another 5K in a few weeks and a possible longer distance race in November so I am hoping this is just soreness but I’ve scared myself into getting back into cross-training.

 

Monday Mantra: There is More then Running

So last week I focused on finding the motivation to do Body Pump and yoga (aka get into a gym), and I did. I would have done a second Body Pump but didn’t want to risk soreness before the race. This week I plan to continue that but also get back in the pool and I may even get on a bike if we have a nice day, I know how important cross-training is so I better get to it if I want to remain injury-free. Also, cross your fingers for my quad. If it keeps up the plan this week may change.

 

What are your favourite non-running exercises?