Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Weekly Training Update: 6/17-6/23


It's the only way to describe last week. Well, that or stupid. Or both. Yeah, it was both.

On an ordinary week, I'm running five times (4 days, which includes a double) and teaching four classes. It's nine workouts, for my fellow math challenged journalists, that add up to six or seven hours of exercise. I'm not sure because I don't really track that stuff. Anyway, suffice to say it's a lot. Last week, though, I was (still am) putting together a workout story that had me sampling two more classes. If you've lost yourself in this word problem, that's 11 workouts and 8 or 9 hours.

And, the clincher, I needed to push back my rest day till Sunday - not only because of scheduling but because Miles and I were headed to Cincinnati this past weekend. Running there requires Mark to either a) help with BOB duties because the hills are crazy; or b) watch Miles since my grandma isn't up for it.

Most people would probably just scale back on the running, figuring that two of the classes were straight cardio and could sub for the miles just one week. Other people might just go light on weights to help ease strain on the muscles.

And there's me. While I did finally concede that I wasn't going to get in a long run, I still ran my double day, my intervals and hit 20 miles for the week. It was not smart. And I'm going to learn. I promise.

I will say that it was worth moving the rest day and not trying to force a hilly run to get in that extra hour of time with my grandma. Miles was all about Grammy this trip and had a complete blast terrorizing her 800-square-foot home. I completely failed at snapping photos to provide evidence but can share this - a video of a Miles perplexed and amazed by a real telephone.

The week:

Monday: 5 miles
Tuesday : Piloxing (taught) + BODYPUMP (taught)
Wednesday: 4.16 miles + Water aerobics
Thursday: 4.15 miles, intervals + 3.14 miles + Rip (taught)
Friday: BarreAmped
Saturday: 4.75 miles + BODYPUMP (taught)
Sunday: Rest


  1. I assume BarreAmped is a barre class? I tried one of them last summer on vacation (yes, on vacation I visit new gyms... this was BikerBarre in Washington DC, which is way cool). I thought it was pretty awesome -- great core workout! Wish we had it near here. There are some good YouTube barre videos I use sometimes.

    1. It was a barre class. We just got it in the last six months or so and I hope to try it again. My triceps hurt for four days after!

      And I love the idea of trying new classes on vacation. I usually run but never hit studios. Putting it on the list.

  2. That sounds like an awesome week to me... minus work. Hee hee :)

  3. Busy week! You did great getting all of that in! Yay for time with grandma!!