Trust me, I don’t talk like that in real life. I sound a lot dumber.
Whew. I am so glad this week is finished! I had so much to do in so little time. My days were jam-packed.
You know you’re too busy that your car starts to look like a dump. Notice the apple core?
This week, I would wake up at the crack of dawn after getting home from work at 9:30 to eat, work out, shower, eat, go to work, die, etc.
Here’s my review of this week’s workouts:
Monday: 9.38 miles @ 6:57 pace
Tuesday: 9.52 miles @ 6:49 pace
Wednesday: 8.66 miles @ 6:56 pace + weights
Thursday: 6 hour nap
Friday: 8.78 miles @ 7:01 pace + weights
Saturday: 14.14 miles @ 7:01 pace
Sunday: Weights + spin class + stretching
Total Mileage: 50.48
In actuality, I am very delighted with my mileage. I made it to the 50′s, which was fantastic. The thing is, I didn’t even stress about my mileage. I just ran how long I felt like it and I tried to up my pace. Go ahead and laugh at me. My pace never seems to progress. I felt super speedy on Friday and I was only running seven-minute miles. Ugh. I know I can run faster if I tried in a race so I need to do so in training runs. I think I may do a tempo run tomorrow then.
I am going to improve my running pace wise this week as well as switch up my workouts.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are only going to be cardio days. Then, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday will consist of cardio plus weights. On Wednesday I will do full body lifting routine while Friday will be focused on legs and Sunday will emphasize arms. I did arm work today and it was killer. I borrowed a little routine from Julie. By the way, I received some awesome items from Julie in a giveaway.
I always see this stuff on other blogger’s sites, but never have I used it.
How do you guys use NuStevia? Remember, I’m like half ape and cannot bake much so I need easy peasy recipes.
Anyway, as I was saying…
I am changing my workouts this week and that means I will not be performing ab work every night like I have been. I know, I am crazy. I realized, however, that I do not need to do ab work every night when I am dead tired. It takes me twice as long do to so because a) I’m exhausted and b) Seinfeld is more entertaining and I get distracted.
I switched my ab routine and now my abs are feeling it. So, now, I will be doing ab work every other day. There and there.
I don’t sound so cray cray anymore.
If you any killer ab routines, hit me up please!
Remember when I finished Racing Weight and I promised a review?
Yeah, that’s not gonna happen because what I have to say will bother some people and I don’t feel like dealing with it.
All I have to say is, if you are seriously considering any sport like swimming, running, biking as a career, you have to accept the fact that you may be underweight. You may not be a normal weight (by other’s opinions) because you are in peak condition to race. Lightness = quickness. That’s how it works. You may not have to be, like, 100 pounds, but you may have to be under your ‘healthy’ weight.
I personally really enjoyed the book and loved all the facts that were made. The author highlights that if you want to be lean, run 50+ miles a week. I didn’t like that the author, Matt Fitzgerald, said to not gain too much muscle because muscle doesn’t make you light. Then, after racing season, you can gain a few more pounds back, but never too much.
If one was to follow Matt Fitzgerald’s plan of being very lean, you would have a strict life and I don’t really like that. I want a cookie and damn right I will eat it. In the back of the book, there were eating plans of elite athletes and it was a lot. Some runners were eating like 10,000 calories, but Matt Fitzgerald never seemed to say that you could. He made it sound like you had to eat 1,500 calories for ultimate performance. I don’t know. I’m dumb so I could have misunderstood his words.
Overall rate: 6/10.
Hey, Matt Fitzgerald, look what I ate this week:
Of course I had some healthy foods too.
Pepper/onion/goat cheese tart + spinach cakes
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
“I was pushed by myself because I have my own rule, and that is that every day I run faster, and try harder.” - Wilson Kipketer