A quick rundown & plan for week for as I am already late in posting both!
Goal is in bold. What I actually accomplished is below the goal.
Monday: Stretch & Strengthen: Plan to do the strength routine from “another mother runner“, then the yoga pose sequences from “My Yoga Life“. I’m hoping if I keep it simple, then I’ll actually do what I planned!
Did the strength routine & the yoga poses! Both are just the thing for this “stretch & strengthen” day. The strength routine (just 6 exercises) provides exercises that can easily be done in your home, but they are super challenging. One of the 6 is the plank pose, which you are encouraged to increase by 5 seconds each time. Tough stuff.
Tuesday: 3.5 mile run: Plan to run 3. 5 miles with Bergen (and hopefully Norman) mid-morning. Will better align the run with nap time.
Ran 3.5 miles with B & Norm. Not a peep from Bergen. He was much happier today, and took a nice snooze as Norman and I ran our “Madison Park” loop.
Wednesday: 2 mile run or cross-training: What else? Total Strength cardio class at the Y.
Another great cardio/strength class at the Y.
Thursday: 3.5 mile run: Plan to run 3.5 with early-morning run with B & again, hopefully Norman. Strength routine in the afternoon.
Ran 3. 5 in the rain with just Norman while B took a nap & hung out with Dad. He was NOT happy even with his cute doggie rain jacket. Guess I need to think twice before inviting him to come along in the rain again. I was practically dragging him home.
Plenty of rest as I packed and prepared for Portland.
Saturday: 40 minute cross training: We are off to Portland for a quick trip via train, and I expect to do lots of walking around the city as we will be car-less.
Definitely more than 40 minutes of walking as we packed as much as we could into a quick Portland weekend. We walked from Downtown to the Pearl, to the Alphabet District, and then up to Washington Park. Then back downtown.
Sunday: 5 mile run: 5 mile run! Can’t wait! Will do this after we return from Portland.
With Slaed’s encouragement, I actually did an early morning run along the Waterfront Park/Esplanade. This turned out to be a great decision because the train left the station 45 minutes later than schedule, and we were delayed due to bridge difficulties along the way. This was the first time in a long time that I actually ran by myself. No Bergen. No Norman. Just me and the trail.
Plan for Week 4!
Tuesday:3.5 mile run: Ran 3.5 with Norman. He seems to be back in his running shape & it wasn’t raining, so he was happy!
Wednesday: 2 mile run or cross-training: Plan to do the Cardio Strength class at the Y.
Thursday: 3.5 mile run +strength: Plan to do an afternoon run. This will be a busy day, so I’ll need to schedule carefully to make sure I fit it in. I also want to map out a new route as I’ve down the same 3.5 mile run 3 times in a row!
Friday: Rest: Hurray!
Saturday: 40 minute cross: Family walk around the neighborhood.
Sunday: 5 mile run: Running the Top Pot Doughnut Dash 5K! Here’s where I’m torn. After the race, should I continue on, and complete my 5 miles, or should I just stop and bask in my 5 K glory, and enjoy the post-race doughnuts provided by top pot? Tell me what I should do!
5 miles vs. 5K?
What has been your experience with the plank challenge? I want to hear about it!