I had so much fun with the my first Weekly Wrap last week, I thought I would give it a go again this week. My trainer put me on a little bit of a new training plan this week to mix it up a bit. Let’s see how it went.
New Training Plan
Met my trainer at the gym to chat about my new training plan. I think he was a little sick of my complaining/whining about how how my foot was still bothering me and I was worried about performing well on my spring tri races. So…he very nicely suggested that I would perhaps do better if I dropped a few lbs before my races. Ok then! Kind of asked for that one.
For the next 2 weeks, he suggested I do high cardio weeks with a lot more biking and swimming and a little less running. I can bike or elliptical for a longer amount of time so in theory burn more calories than I might on a shorter run. I was willing to give it a try. Monday we did a short treadmill run followed by a swim. I was really surprised that I was able to run a minute faster per mile on the treadmill than I have been outside lately. Does that happen to any of you?
1 hour cycle class followed by 40 swim
1.5 hours of kickboxing, strength training and elliptical with trainer.
After a restless night, I woke up exhausted and did not want to workout at all. Per my new plan, my usual run day was replaced by a 30 min elliptical and a 75 minute indoor bike ride. That is a long time on an indoor bike my friends when you are alone. I caught up on lots of DVR shows for sure. Glad that I did it but mentally tough.
1 hour cycle class followed by 1 hour swim. Finally figured out how to use the GoPro underwater. This was supposed to be a “double day” so later in the afternoon, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I was pretty wiped but rallied after a big cup of coffee. Spent the rest of the evening making a huge pot of soup for soup club swap this Sunday.
This month I made a Veggie Enchilada Soup topped with homemade tortilla strips, avocado and cheese. Super yum- recipe coming soon.
Hit a hot yoga class for some much needed stretching and relaxing. Spent the afternoon photographing my Meatless Monday recipe for this week. If you like Polenta, you don’t want to miss this one tomorrow. Sneak Peek:
Runday! I have been dying to get out there and run and today’s warmer temps were much appreciated. We decided to switch things up a bit and meet at the highs school track.
Soup Club swap is today and looking forward to seeing what my friends are bringing today. Luckily, my family has no interest in sharing them with me. Busy week around here and that’s my Weekly Wrap!
Do you run faster on a treadmill? Do you ever do high cardio weeks with less running?
And Ilka and Angela