Monday, May 23, 2011

Workout Recap

I had planned to take it easy this last week, I think I took it a little too easy...
Monday - 4.25 miles @ 8:24 pace, 30 day Shred level 3
Tuesday - 1.6 miles @ 8:45 (I just wasn't feeling it), 30 day shred level 3
Wednesday - 5.25 miles @ 8:45, ab video
Thursday - Nothing, Nada, Zilch
Friday - 1.5 miles @ 8:30
Saturday - 5k 24:12

Total miles = 15.5

I'm glad I did the 5k on Saturday, I'm going to use that to base my training paces for the next couple of months. Since I'm going to be doing my first marathon Oct. 30, I've decided to start "officially" training for it Aug 1. I have decided on another 5k July 30th to base my marathon training off of. That means I have 10 weeks to my next 5k. I used smart coach to make myself a 10 week training plan to the next 5k. I've never really followed a training plan, so I'm excited to see how it goes! I always follow a pattern each week mon = easy, tues = speed, sat = long run etc... but I do however many miles I feel like doing at a pace I'm feeling for that day. So, this time I'm going to try to follow it as closely as possible and see how I like it!
I also think having a plan will help hold me accountable, I have a busy summer and I don't want my running to get pushed to the side. If I've got the miles already on my calender, I think I'll be more likely to stick to it.

Goals for this week:
Follow the running plan
3 strength workouts
2 ab
and to buy a foam roller, or the stick, my legs have been so achy!


  1. I am excited to see how you like following a training plan! I really liked the one I created using smart coach for my marathon...I followed it pretty well until I was injured and then had to kind of run based off feel for the rest of my training! I think a training plan can be SO beneficial though and keeps you on track!

  2. Yay for the 30 day shred! I have done that before and Levels 2 and 3 kicked my butt! Good for you!

  3. Great goals! I need to invest in one of those foam rollers too!

    It's important to stick with a plan. They are there for a reason and keep us on track.

  4. Awesome training plan! To get some help with my trainings I was reading It contains plenty of useful information on healthy nutrition, diet and workouts. It helped me train more effectively, lose fat and gain muscles.