Training Word of the Week : Excitement
Welcome to the start of training week 2. Isn’t this exciting? It’s still new and the buzz that comes with a new goal and commitment probably still has you buzzing. It’s easy to get your workouts in because you are focused and fresh right now. Not to be a downer but at some point that is going to wear off as the training intensities increase and the runs get longer. So for the moment just hold on to that excitement and let it boost you through the early part of training. You’ve got this!
Week In Review: Week 1 training
M- 20 mins core
T- 10 minutes warm-up, 7x 400m repeats @ 7:30 pace, 5 minutes cool-down
W- 20 minutes spinning
What started off as a great first week of training quickly took an unexpected turn. First, let’s talk about the positives. On Tuesday, I had a draining day at work. Driving to the gym I debated on switching my workout to something easier (hindsight, I’m so glad I didn’t!). I told myself that I would just get started and see how it feels. The running actually felt very controlled and I could have run this at a faster pace but I’m always afraid of pushing it too hard on a treadmill. Who wants to go flying off the back of it, right?!
On Wednesday afternoon, I started coughing which I thought was really weird. I’ve never had a cold start off with coughing. So, I did a quick workout on the bike and then headed home to go to bed early. I went to work Thursday morning (when I really should have called off) but left early. When I came home, I pretty much slept for two days straight. I quickly developed flu symptoms (chills, body aches, fatigue, coughing and congestion, but no fever). I’m a little stubborn but I didn’t bother to go get tested because I wasn’t really interested in getting Tamiflu. Luckily, by Saturday the chills and aches were gone and I was just left with the cough and congestion. Considering how bad the flu is this year, I am very lucky. I do encourage those with flu symptoms to self-monitor closely and seek medical attention when needed. This is especially true if you experience respiratory symptoms and have difficulty breathing!
So after sleeping this off, I got to work on the blog writing posts for the rest of February. I also got to spend some time studying for my CPT test. And that’s my week in a nutshell…..short and sweet (or something like that lol). Tonight, I’ll be cheering on the Eagles and tomorrow I’ll be heading back to work. Hopefully I’ll have enough energy after work to get a quick core workout in.
This Week on the Blog
On Tuesday, I posted a recap of my January goals and revealed my February goals
On Thursday, I posted the kick-off to my new series where I’m going to discuss the purpose of each type of training in a typical training plan.
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How did your week of training go?
Do you do speed work on the treadmill?