Sometimes you have a planned workout and it happens with no problems. Sometimes you plan a workout and nothing goes right and your workout changes or doesn’t happen at all. It’s life!
When I train for races, I try to share my “what was planned” vs “what really happened” because as a working mom of two young children, with a house to run, husband that works shift work and random life moments that POP out of now where – workouts can change.
Though I still need to actually register for Johnny Miles Half, this was technically but 2nd week of “training”. I say that loosely as I haven’t done much training but more getting back to running and other workouts.
What was Planned VS What Really Happened
Monday: Rest Day | Physiotherapy. I had electrical stimulation with heat and laser on my back.
Tuesday: Yoga | Yoga. I went to my first yoga class in a month and was just what I needed. My back stretch, cracked and popped in places that just needed that. I did take it really easy and didn’t get to do all the fun poses that I like to do. Slow and steady wins the race!
Wednesday: Easy run | 3k Treadmill Run. That’s it? Well yes, that’s all I was allowed. When you are permitted to run, but only a certain distance – you listen and follow instructions. I walked for 1k and then ran 3k. I’ll be completely honest, though the run was awesome my legs were dying…DYING during that first kilometre.
Thursday: Rest Day | Rest Day. I figured I’d take it easy just to allow my body to sink into the affects of Wednesday’s run.
Friday: Physiotherapy | Physiotherapy. It was the same as Monday – at this point my back was really starting to feel better.
Saturday: Run | Rest Day. I had planned to run on Saturday in the afternoon but life just happens. My husband had a 2 hour ride in his training (cycling) and did that first thing in the morning. I was going to run after that but it was just one thing after the other. I was all ready to go for a run just before dinner but yet again, life took over and had to be dealt with. I took that evening just to rest and try to get over a head cold I picked up a few days prior. Sadly, no run.
Sunday: 5k | 5k. First off, I woke up to my kids and husband doing morning yoga in the basement together! No photo’s were taken, though I was dying to snap one. Second, the girls had swimming lessons at 9:45. Once we got home from that I went out for for a run.
My plan was to stay as close to home in case my back started bothering me but I was fine. It was a slow and steady run with an average of: 6:26/km but managed 6:06 on my last kilometre. I felt great during my run and after which was a relief as I wasn’t sure how it was going to go.
Total KM this week: 8km Not much, but any running is good running right now.
How often to you plan a run/workout only to change it up?
How was your weekend?
Did anyone else enjoy some spring like weather?