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!
Workouts this Week
Sunday: BodyPump + stretching & core
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
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!
- 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?