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Good morning! Another Monday morning to feel a bit tired and maybe not the most motivated for the day. Well, I’m here to hopefully give you a little boost with “Move It Monday”. How I personally “moved it” last week – to recap my training and hopefully give you some new workout ideas and motivation to kick off your own week.
I have another week of marathon training on the books. And a solid one at that! I hit 40 miles for the first time over the past week of marathon training.
Monday Feb 27 – Full Body Weights
I completed a quick circuit during the kids nap. The week started off extraordinarily busy and I needed a mental break and some instant rejuvenation. A good sweat session never fails!
Each round took about 7 minutes, so this definitely gets the job done in a short amount of time.Here are some links to some of the exercises:
- Low Pulse Lunge
- One Arm Dumbbell Chest Press on Stability Ball
- Wide Grip Double Arm Dumbbell Row
- Wall Squat and Front Raise – I just held a squat position with my back against the wall while completing dumbbell front shoulder raises.
Tuesday Feb 28 – 4 mile recovery run on the treadmill (9:49 average pace)
My training plan actually called for 8 miles on Tuesday, but my piriformis (aka da booty muscle) was feeling a little testy and I didn’t want to push it. So, I switched my runs around. Schedules don’t have to be set in stone. Listen to your body and make your training plan work for you each day.
Wednesday Feb 29 – The “It Was A Good Decision” Run (8 miles at 8:44 average pace)
I headed out to make up the 8 mile run without any plans. I just wanted to run comfortably. My decision to take it easier on Tuesday must have been a good one! I ended up running 8 miles with an average 8:44 pace that felt fabulous!
This is my “I just ran 8 miles and feel fabulous” wind-blown look.
Thursday March 1 – 4 miles speedwork on the treadmill (8:40 average pace) + Full Body Workout
I completed 3 sets of 1/2 mile intervals on the treadmill alternating between 6.7 and 7.6 mph. I was more than pleased with that after doing a killer functional circuit workout. I can’t share it because it’s actually one of the bootcamp workouts. I’ve gone through them all before, but this one was calling to me again. For those of you doing the bootcamp, it’s your workout C for the week. Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, bear crawls, and core work galore. Fun fun fun!
Friday – OFF besides lots of stretching/gentle yoga moves
Saturday – 16 miler (9:06 average pace)
I didn’t have high hopes for this run. We spent until almost midnight in the basement with tornado warnings in our area. I knew I would have to run the hilly roads because the running path would be flooded. I knew it would be windy. I expected a pretty grueling run.
I was wrong! I killed that run, baby! I actually didn’t want to stop at 16 but I believe in the plan. So I did. And then my legs said STRETCH ME!!! So, I obliged.
Then, I chilled the rest of the day because WE GOT OUR DATE NIGHT!!! The kids spent all day with Grandma. Clearly, I was excited. Even more excited when sushi got involved.
Please excuse the disgusting quality phone photo. Clearly, I’m still forgetting my camera too often.
Sunday – another 8 miles (9:00 average pace)
Marathon training isn’t the most exciting in the variety front of workouts, huh? Lots of running. But at least it makes me happy. And I promise to still have good workouts to share with you.
Your Turn –
What did you do this weekend? What do you do when you need a quick mental break when stressed?