In Workout Week posts I will tell you everything about my last week’s workouts.
Monday‘s Jooks Jõud Venitus was cancelled and I went running in the morning. I didn’t push myself too hard and took it slower. I also climbed Toome Hill again. I love running in the city, it’s so much more interesting and time passes A LOT faster than when running in one straight line. Time: 1 hour, distance: 8,77K, average pace: 6:51 min per km. A good start to the week!
Tuesday: BodyPump. Finally I felt good in Tuesday’s Pump. 🙂 Before pumping I did a quick 20 minute warm-up run and honestly: it was the best decision in a long time! I was already sweaty and really working it out in warm-up track 😀 I ran out of my second bottle-full of water after triceps track… By the end of the class I was so thirsty I could have died. It was a good workout! I think I’m going to start doing a short run before every BP now.
Wednesday was supposed to intervals day but Maris told us that it was going to be a Monday’s routine: run+strength. I was determined to get some intervals done, so I did. I made a 10 minute warm-up run, then 20 minutes of intervalling, then 30 minutes of steady running. After that we had around 45 minute for strength training. It was a nice long workout 🙂
Thursday’s BodyPump was awesome. I did the whole chest track with 7+7 kg bar and also added a little weight for some parts in triceps and biceps. I just can’t get enough of this workout 🙂
Friday I had the IV Virtual Run this year. All in total I ran 12K that day. A longer post about my race coming next week.
Saturday was such a great day. I love Saturdays at home! I had a great breakfast and then went out to make the first real cycling trip this year. All in total I cycled 33,2 kilometres in almost 2 hours (with small breaks to check the map or take photos). I was out in a short-sleeved cycling shirt and shorts and I wasn’t actually cold at all. It was so sunny and warm and I got tanlines on my legs. I could have cycled even more but time is a scarce resource if you’re a student trying to graduate. Later that afternoon I did some more tanning on my porch along with my study materials… A good productive day 🙂
Sunday was actually supposed to be a cycling or swimming day but the weather was so great that I just wanted to run. I went running thinking it was going to be an easier recovery run. But now that I can run faster, I don’t want to go slow anymore. 😀 Distance: 7K, average pace: 6:06 min per km (= fast for me).
4 hours 30 minutes of running
2 hours 50 minutes of muscle workouts
1 hour 50 minutes of walking
2 hours of cycling
So much yellow in my workout table which means a lot of running. I was out on a proper run 4 times this week + did two short warm-up runs. All in total a little over 41 kilometres which a serious weekly distance for me. I actually really like my workout routine right now: concentrating on running and adding in supportive activities like strength and various cross training.
I sometimes do worry about my triathlon in July since I haven’t really started with serious cycling yet. I have done quite a bit of swimming in the winter but now I’m also lacking in that department. But at the same time, my half-marathon comes before the triathlon, so maybe now is not the time to worry about it (too much)? I don’t know. Let’s get the 21,1K done first and then start to seriously engage in tri prepping.
Sometimes you just can’t do it all. Or can you?