Saturday, February 25, 2012

Track Season 2012: Week 3.

hi friends! I hope all of your weekends are going well- I for one am so grateful to have a few days off to relax! Today was definitely a great day - running, coffee, study + lunch date with friends, and a whole foods trip were all involved.

Anyway, this week was definitely a tougher week than the past two. By the end of the week my legs were just tired. Kind of like the feeling that I was getting during cross country season, except not as severe. I think it's just my body telling me that it doesn't like running 6 days a week with minimal cross training - it's such a bummer than my team has no focus on weights!

Past Weeks

Workouts this Week

Sunday: BodyPump + stretching & core

Monday: Off

Tuesday: 3 x 1200 workout + stretching

Wednesday: 4.5 miles + stretching & core

Thursday: 200 workout that looked like this:
    • 2 lap warmup + drills
    • 6 x 200 fast
    • 1 mile run
    • 6 x 200 fast
    • 5 minute cooldown
    • stretching
Friday: 4.5 mile run

Saturday: Time trials #2! I ran the 1200m and the 4x400 relay. I loved the 1200! I felt awesome the entire race, and although I don't know my time I'm really happy with how I did. The 4x400 relay was definitely fun, but 400's just ain't my thang. The entire time it felt like my legs and lungs were on FIRE. It's the kind of race where you finish and feel like you're going to throw up. But a few minutes later I was feeling great! 


5/6 days stretching, 2/6 days core. YIKES! stretching was awesome this week especially since I have the Stick now. It makes it so much more enjoyable. But core definitely was lacking this week. I was working a lot of shifts during the week and was pretty stressed out about having time for schoolwork, so I made excuses to skip core. Next week this is my main goal! 

Random Thoughts
  • I am loving rainbow quinoa this week - i've made quinoa bites (recipe soon!), put it on salads, and made a ton of quinoa bowls. 
quinoa, pasta sauce, broccoli, chicken, parmesan cheese
  • I cannot stop listening to Katy Perry's latest!

  • I really, really, really don't feel like waking up early to go to BodyPump tomorrow. But, one of my goals is to fit in at least 1 strength session a week so I'm going to drag myself out of bed anyway. 

how do you fit core work into your routine? any good core workouts you want to send my way?


  1. Great workout week! And that quinoa bowl looks so delicious. I've been wanting to try quinoa for such a long time. It's on my list of things to get next time I'm at whole foods! Have a great rest of the weekend :)

  2. I bought a bag of rainbow quinoa a last week and have been DYING to try it!! For sure trying a bowl like this..looks delish! :) and high five with the work outs! :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. LOVE the stick. Seriously - that thing does wonders! I've been slacking in core workouts too, but I saw a few POP Pilates videos that I want to try! Something new always keeps me motivated!!