#MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.
Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe we’re heading into the last week of January already? How are you doing with your goals for this year? I’m working slowly and steadily towards Ironman 70.3 this summer.
This week was kind of crazy with solo parenting, a kid falling at school that resulted in a hospital visit, and TONS of hockey etc. I pretty much did what I could, when I could. Carla would be so proud of my #WYCWYC attitude. I’m usually one of those people who ploughs through a training plan no matter what else is going on but this week I had to scale it back, and will have to for the next 7 weeks or so too. It honestly felt great!
Here’s a recap of my workouts from last week:
Swim laps before work, Lunch time weights at GoodLife Fitness
Tuesday – 10k morning run with the o’dark thirty club (last one due to hubby’s work schedule)
1 hour ride on my trainer + 30 min of kettlebells after the kids go to bed
Thursday – 8k lunch run with my new co-worker (who ran the Chicago marathon! Coolest new co-worker ever!)
Friday – CX Works class at GoodLife Fitness MY ABS ARE KILLING ME!
22k run 80 min on my indoor trainer (10 min warmup, 60 min of intervals followed by a 10 min cooldown)
1 hour ride on my indoor trainer + 15 min of kettlebells 10 k run
I’ve recently begun heart rate training and can’t believe how hard it is to do my long run in the right zone. My heart rate is just slightly higher than where it should be but I can’t get it down the 4-5 bpm because I want to run faster to get home! Though admittedly recovering from a long slow run is much easier than recovering from a long fast run so I’ll have to keep working at it. I’m not entirely following the MAF (Maffetone) training, instead I’ll just be doing my long bike rides and runs in the correct zone (though I didn’t do it this past week).
Here’s a look at what my heart rate looked like from my bike intervals:
And from my long run (you can see exactly when I had to stop & wait for the lights in order to cross):
Here’s this week’s workout plan:
Monday – Lunch time weights at GoodLife Fitness, 30 min on the indoor trainer after the kids go to bed
Tuesday – 6k of hill repeats on my lunch break
Wednesday – 1 hour ride on my trainer before work + 15 min of kettlebells after the kids go to bed
Thursday – 8k tempo run at lunch with my new co-worker (who ran the Chicago marathon! Coolest new co-worker ever!)
Friday – 10 k run with the o’dark thirty crew + CX Works class at GoodLife Fitness
Saturday – 22k run
Sunday – 1.5 hour ride on my indoor trainer + 15 min of kettlebells
This weeks meal plan:
Monday: Beef stew
Wednesday: Chicken salad wraps
Thursday: Fish and rice
Friday: Spaghetti with meat sauce
(Linking up with Laura from Mommy, Run Fast)
The meal planning is helping our family to avoid eating out big time!! I can’t believe how much easier it makes my evenings to have food ready to be cooked!
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- Every Monday share your fitness, nutrition plan etc by linking them up. All you will need is your post’s URL, and a photo you would like to attach.
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Have an active and healthy week!
How do you adapt your training when you’re feeling burnt out?
have you ever tried heart rate training? What were the results?