Iâ€™m back, bitches.
Yup, itâ€™s the return of the DailyMile training reports.Â
While I no longer care about hitting arbitrary mileage goalsÂ or getting validation from strangers on my training log (duh, thatâ€™s what Instagram is for), I like these little reports.
So, this go-around, JessÂ is sending me a list of workouts for the week instead of scheduling them on certain days. Since I sometimes attend workout previews for work or this liâ€™l site, sometimes my workout schedule can get a bit unpredictable. The schedule consists of: three â€œkeyâ€ workouts (a long run, a tempo and an interval/track workout), an optional easy run, one day of strength and one day of HIIT.Â
Hereâ€™s what I got into last week:
Monday:Â Rest day. I know it sets the tone, etc, for the week to work out Monday, but damn, sleeping in Monday feels awesome. (Especially since I do usually work out both weekend days in the morning.) Oh, youâ€™re all getting a jump on the week, etc? Cool, Iâ€™m just catching some extra zzzzâ€™s with my furball.
Tuesday:Â Canâ€™t say I mind a little alliteration: Tuesday Tempo:Â 2 miles warm-up, 2 miles tempo, 1 mile cool-down, goal pace for tempo miles: 8:00 – 8:10. Canâ€™t remember the last time I did a tempo, so I fired up my favorite new Spotify station (but I have a gazillion recent favorites, so Iâ€™m going to do a post on that soon) and rolled out. It was drizzly, but after running a half in the rain, it seriously didnâ€™t faze me in the least. Oh? My face is wet? Cool.Â
Wednesday:Â I couldnâ€™t sleep Tuesday night, and I ended up sleeping right through an Uplift class. FAIL. My day never got better after this, either, and all I wanted was a good nightâ€™s sleep and to chill the eff out, so I booked a yoga class on ClassPassÂ at Studio AnyaÂ in my â€˜hood. I didnâ€™t love (or hate!) the class â€” the inside of the studio is a little odd and I just couldnâ€™t get into the vibe â€” but I walked out much more relaxed, so it â€œworked.”
Thursday:Â Rest day. I donâ€™t remember now why?
Friday:Â Two-a-day! AM run. I was supposed to do speed, but I just couldnâ€™t bring myself to for whatever reason, so I did 4 easy miles. // PM: Peloton
Saturday: NYJL Run Club / long run
P.S. (Iâ€™m running the NYC Marathon with the NYJL to raise money for underserved women and children in NYC â€” please consider donating here!)
I had 8 miles on my schedule, so I ran up to the park and ran around a bit to get to 4 before I met them, and then ran 4 with them. Weâ€™ve been having some special guests come speak to us lately, and Saturdayâ€™s guest was physical therapist Wendy Winn.Â She runs her own practice, is also a runner (so understands runnerâ€™s needs), and was super sweet. I have no injuries right now (I HOPE I DIDNâ€™T JUST JINX MYSELF), and Finish LineÂ is closer to me (and I am moderately lazy), but I would go to Wendy in a heartbeat otherwise.
Sunday: I should have done my missed speed workout on Sunday, but Iâ€™d booked a Soul Cycle class with HALLIE (who just started teaching there, and I was dying to try her class), and I decided to just do that. Well, Hallieâ€™s freaking killing it at Soul. Go take her class if you can!
Iâ€™m reading Gretchen Rubinâ€™s new book, and Iâ€™ve been thinking about my own habits. MeditationÂ is something that always makes me feel better, but that I donâ€™t prioritize. Same with working my core. I am perpetually unhappy with how it looks, but I donâ€™t do anything about it on my own. New goals: 5 minutes of meditation, 5 minutes of core work â€” both at night and in the morning. I can certainly find an extra 10 minutes for both of these things on either end of my day.
Oh, and to prioritize ALL of my running workouts this week, especially the speed ones.
Tentative plan: Tuesday Tempo, Thursday Track, Saturday 5K/10K. Strength, Friday; Black Fire, Sunday.
Whatâ€™s your week of workouts looking like?