Last week I posted the first week of my self-made running schedule. However, life got in the way and I didn't quite accomplish what I'd planned. I'm a bit overwhelmed lately with all the paperwork I'm doing and it's wearing me out. Plus, my eating has been pretty horrendous for the last week. I definitely see a direct correlation between the two.
This is how it went:
Monday - 35 min @ about 6.0mph - DONE!
Tuesday - 30 min elliptical & weights - Missed :(
Wednesday - 4 x 400M lap sets (aiming at under 2:00 per fast lap) & core - DONE! at 1:38 per lap
Thursday - 9.5 Km @ about 6.0mph - Missed :(
Friday - 30 min @ 7.5mph * & weights - Missed :(
Saturday - Rest - DONE (like that was so hard - haha)
Sunday - 12 Km @ about 6.5mph - DONE (plus)! Actually did 16.5 Km
Total 22 Km (13.8 miles) for the week, however most of that in one day.
This week I have planned:
Monday - 35 min @ about 6.0mph
Tuesday - 30 min elliptical & weights
Wednesday - 6 x 400M lap sets & core
Thursday - 9.5 Km @ about 6.0mph
Friday - 30 min @ 7.5mph & weights
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - 8 Km Cross Country Race @ about 6.5mph (would love to do 7.0)
Today I am also hitting my reset button! (thanks Syl)
This past week has been one of the worst eating weeks I've had in a LONG time. I really just stopped paying any attention at all and found myself eating even when I was full. More than a few nights I went to bed feeling that gross stuffed feeling - ugh!
I haven't tracked anything!
No more ... I have to put my foot down! I've worked way too darn hard to just let it all unravel because of a little stress. Today, I am tracking it all. I know this works, so it is what I must do.
CROSS COUNTRY RACE
This weekend my husband and I are entering a 7.7 Km Cross Country race. It's a 4 loop race of a small track. I think there will be one moderate hill per loop. The weather is supposed to be horrendous, but that's normal for this time of year.
My plan is to do a nice long warm-up because I find in cold weather my legs just freeze up and take a while to get loose. I really want to have a good time for this race. I definitely want to do it in 44 minutes or less (6.5 mph). I will be happy with that. I will be ecstatic if I can do it under 42 minutes - 6.8mph (which is what my husband is guessing).
Last year I did an 8K (just slightly longer) on a different course, but at the same location, in 49 minutes. However, it seems most people who have previously run both those races run this one at a faster pace. So I'm really hoping for some big improvement this year.