Hello all! 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and enjoying the time off. 

We have had one heck of a snowy weekend. The weatherman only called for about 2-4 inches, but we have had constant snow since Saturday morning. 

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This was the view outside my window yesterday morning. I like to call those “death cycles” because if they fell I’m pretty sure they could kill someone.

 

We’ve reach Sunday again, so without further adieu here is my weekly workout recap:

Monday – Running Intervals

I started with a 50 minute interval run. I walked for 5 minutes (3.6 mph) and then ran for 10 minutes (6.0 mph).  

I finished with form drills and a few weights. 

 

Tuesday – Rest Day

 

Wednesday – Spinning

An hour and forty minute spinning session.

I used a combination of easy spinning and intervals.  You can find the break down of the workout here.

 

Thursday – Spinning

An hour and a half spinning session at a resistance of 6.

I brought a movie and took it easy to loosen my legs up. I didn’t even looking at how fast I was going I simply went with how my body was feeling.


Friday
– Walking

Easy 60 minutes of walking at 3.6 mph and a 1% incline. 

 

Saturday – Running Intervals, Spinning

I started Saturday off with a 45 minute running interval workout.  This was the first time I had attempted to run since Monday and I think it was a good decision to just focus on cross training for most of the week. My body felt much stronger today.

I opted to do 5 minutes walking (3.6 mph) followed by 3 minutes running (6.0 mph).  I repeated this until I hit 45 minutes. In all I only did about 15 minutes of running.

Somehow my camera ate my picture of my run. I am not sure what happened.

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I did get a chance to try out the new Mizuno Wave Rider 17! They are great and I can’t wait to write up a full review for you.

After I had finished the run I decided to change clothes and get on the spin bike until my husband was done with his run. I needed a way to break up the spinning so I simply changed the gear every 10 minutes. I went up from 5-8 (2x) and then 10 minutes of a cool down.

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I wouldn’t say it was a hard spinning session, but I felt good. I really think spinning is making me a stronger runner. I’ll be honest it is not my favorite form of cross training, but it really helps to keep my heart rate up and strengthen my legs.

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My husband tried to take a picture of my spinning. I wasn’t paying attention.

 

Sunday – Rest Day 

 

Week in Summary:

Total Running – 2

Total Workout Days – 5

Total Rest Days – 2

 

I am going to continue with two days of running for the next two weeks.  I want to make sure my leg is 100%.

After that I will reevaluate and see where I am at. I really don’t know how long this will take but I am trying to stay patient and work on my cross training.

I have made a commitment to myself that when I do get back into training and running again (quite a long way away) I plan to at least keep some sort of cross training 3-4 times per week.

I am really starting to see the benefits that it is bringing to me, and in the future I believe it will reduce my risk of another injury. I really can say I am learning a lot through this process.

 

How was your training this week?

If you are a runner, do you incorporate cross training?

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