Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weekly Workout Recaps & Weekly Workout #7

I know, I know... I'm behind. So I'm combining. We'll start with Weekly Workout #6's Recap... Oh and I don't feel like uploading new pictures right now (I am lazy, I know) so I'm going to supplement this post with some of my old favorites. :)

What I was supposed to be doing:

Monday: Rest/Cross-training day
Tuesday: 2 miles @ 9:57 min/pace
Wednesday: Rest/Cross-training day
Thursday: 4 miles speed work, 2x1600 in 7:56 with 800 jogs in between
Friday: Rest/Cross-training day
Saturday: Rest/Cross-training day
Sunday: 14 miles @ 9:57 min/pace

What really happened:

Monday: 10 min Long & Limber Pilate's; foam-rolling
Tuesday: 2 miles @ 9:50 min/pace; 30 min Pilate's class
Wednesday: 15 min L5 speed intervals on stair stepper, 15 min L10 elliptical, 15 min L5 hill intervals on bike
Thursday: 4 miles speed work, 2x1600 in 7:53 with 800 jogs in between; 10 min Long & Limber Pilate's
Friday: Walked 3 miles @ L 4.5, I 1.0 
Saturday: 14 miles @ 10:00 min/pace; 10 min Pilate's Total Body Stretch; 10 min Pilate's Long & Limber Stretch
Sunday: 1 mile @ 10:00 min/pace; 10 min Core Basics Pilate's, 10 min Lower Body Basics Pilate's, 10 min Upper Body Basics Pilate's; 1 mile @ 9:50 min/pace

Overall planned miles: 20

Overall actual miles: 20 (running); 3 (walking)

If you're wondering where any of the strength-training was... well, so am I. I really have no good answer other than I just didn't do it and wasn't feeling it. This is 100% against what I believe in, because I am a firm believer in strength-training, but.... I don't know, it just didn't happen. OHHHH WELLLLLL.


Monday: Rest/Cross-training day
Tuesday: 2 miles @ 9:56 min/pace
Wednesday: Rest/Cross-training day
Thursday: 5 mile tempo run; 3 miles @ 8:23 min/pace
Friday: Rest/Cross-training day
Saturday: Rest/Cross-training day
Sunday: 16 miles @ 9:56 min/pace

I'll tell you right now that I'm having a very hard time getting motivated so far this week. I don't know if it's from the long weekend or what, but the workouts I've done so far have been a struggle

What do you do when you're lacking motivation? I tend to not give myself any time to think about what I'm doing. I just throw on workout clothes and tell myself to do just a little bit of what I had planned and usually I get through it OK.

How do you do with long weekends? I totally did not do well as far as "healthy eating" went on Monday.... or last Friday... but Saturday and Sunday I was OK. No not really, the whole weekend wasn't what I normally eat and I felt it Monday evening. 


  1. great job on your speed workout!

  2. I hope I can run like you one day!!

    You motivated me so much today and I can't thank you enough! I usually suck it up and go but because of the bipolar weather I was a little iffy about it so thank you! (:

    Just say the words you said to me to motivate yourself!! (: haha

  3. My motivation has been out the window! I feel it coming back this week though.

    What DVD do you use for pilates? I think I've only done pilates once back in the day and it was on a VHS. :-) Seems like something I'd like now.

  4. Long holiday weekends can always be brutal for me when it comes to healthy eating and drinking. This past weekend I know I indulged in too much fast food and beer. I don't feel so bad about it because I hardly ever over indulge. I can say for one thing it felt sooo good to get back into the workout routine on Tuesday.

  5. I think you're lacking motivation bc it's 100000 degrees in Houston :).
    Every weekend with my boyfriend is totally weird and over indulgent foods. But...since it's only like once every two or three weeks, I don't sweat it too much :).

  6. I do what you do. Don't think about it, just put on your clothes and go. And then I think about what I'm going to eat when I get done. Terrible. ;)

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