Monday – ARMS
Tuesday – 7K EASY + ARMS
Wednesday – REST
Thursday – CROSSTRAINING + LEGS
Friday – 6K
Saturday – ABS + ROLLING
Sunday – 8-9K
As I mentioned in last week’s Monday on the Run, I woke up on Sunday with a throat infection and by Monday, a cold was thrown into the mix. This really messed up this week’s training plan.
Monday I had tried to sweat out my cold by hitting the gym. I was so exhausted but I was determined to do a gym session. I did my usual arm routine and had to go heavier than usual. There was one 7lb dumbbell and one 10lb dumbbell available – so I had to use the set of 12lbs so I could have two. My arms ended up being sore for three days!
Tuesday I slowly managed to get 7K out of me instead of the planned 8K. It was exhausting but I had finished it. Luckily, I had Ro with me for a bit so I had an excuse to go slow.
At this point, I didn’t think my plan of sweating out my cold was working so I called it quits. It was perfect timing since Wednesday was my convocation so all day I was occupied with convocation related events that it was a good day for a “rest” day.
On Thursday, my cold really got to me. After spending the day before being patient zero in the group of graduates, I was so tired I couldn’t muster up the energy to run so I just sat on the bike gently peddled. Then I wandered over to the weights and did some physio maintenance for my legs before calling it quits and went home.
Friday was an easy run for me – trying to get my stride back as I started to feel better. I ended up doing 6K easy instead of 6K with track intervals. I managed to finish it but had to take coughing breaks. I did almost have a heart attack as while I was alone in an isolated trail, I heard this loud noise and turns out it was ducks LEAPING LOUDLY into the water and splashing around. I totally thought it was a serial killer who accidentally gave away his location! I had let our a shriek before I figured out where the noise was coming from.
Then my oh my Sunday… it was so hot and I was SO tired that I ended up doing 8-9K instead of 12K. Not only was my run shorten, I had walked a lot of the run. It was rough and I was a overheated mess! I ended up heading home via walking. Overall, it wasn’t the most ideal week for me and I’m hoping it gets better today!
So how was your week? Anything you’re training for?
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