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The beginning of the week was a little rough for me. I was completely exhausted by the time Wednesday came around. I cut my Wednesday and Thursday workouts short and got some more sleep. By the end of the week I felt much better. This is why rest is important during your training.
Monday: 5 mile run and 1 hour spin (Ryan came to spin too!)
Tuesday: Speedwork-1 mile WU, 6-800s, 1 mile CD. 600 Meter swim
Wednesday: 3 slow miles and early to bed.
Thursday: 3.2 miles in the am and 2.2 miles after work. 600 meter swim.
Friday: 16 mile treadmill run. I did awesome for the first 12 miles, the last 4 miles were a little rough but that’s expected on a treadmill.
Saturday: 4 mile trail run. I hated every minute of it. It was too snowy out and the uneven surface was bothering my IT bands. When I got home I had horrible shin splints from running on the hard uneven snow. A 600 meter swim helped to loosen me up though.
After running and swimming, Ryan and I had to head to the eastside of Cleveland to work on our next fundraiser and were lucky to have time to stop at Sweetie Fry for lunch. Ryan had the Gorgonzola and Tabasco fries, I had the Parmesan and truffle oil fries. They have ice cream too but I didn’t have room for both😦 I recommend checking this place out if you haven’t already though.
Sunday: 20 minutes of arm work which was a bad idea before a 1 hour spin class and lots of strength training before the super bowl game.
Total Mileage: 39.4
Fellow Cleveland Marathon Blogger Beal came over to watch the super bowl game with us. Bodhi is a big fan of Beal and usually cuddles up with him.
I even had some time to play my tambura this week. Bodhi rotated between cuddling with me while I played and trying to lick the strings.
I did the “Sexy Toned Arms in 6 Weeks” workout as my strength training on Sunday. I’ll likely do this one for the next 6 weeks since it is easy to do and easy to remember. I used 8lb weights and did 20 reps and did the workout twice.
I also did this “Dumbbell Blast” workout and it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I ended up switching from 8lb weights to 5lb weights at the end.
Both of those strength workouts I found on Pinterest!
Have you ever used pinterest workouts before? Yes many times!
What is your favorite strength training routine? I get bored with strength training so I am always switching it up!
Anyone use swimming in their running training? I’m completely hooked lately!