Here's a look at the plan for last week and this one:
I turned Wednesday and Thursday into cross training days on the elliptical and basically took a rest day on Sunday.
So far this week is going really well, but I have made a few changes. First, I switched the interval workout to Tuesday because I had to wait for someone from our building's management company to stop by before work which meant I had more time at the gym, so I could fit this workout in better. That pushed the 5 mile run to Wednesday. As you'll see below, I also added a mile to today's run. And I need to change up the end of the week (aka long run) because I'm flying home to Michigan Friday evening for a quick weekend trip.
My plan was to wake up very early Saturday morning and run on campus before the family festivities begin, but then I found out it will probably only be 12' at that time! If I haven't told you before, I have a self-imposed minimum temperature limit for my runs - 28'. So this will be well below my limits! Since I don't have access to a treadmill in Michigan my only option is to wake up at 4:40am tomorrow morning so I can be at the gym when it opens at 5am and get my 7 miles in before work. This also means I'll be taking two rest days in a row (Saturday and Sunday), but it will probably be good for me (and my leg). If I have time, maybe I'll walk the length of the Delta terminal in Detroit a couple times to get some exercise (it's like a mile long)!
So, as of now, while I'll miss a cross training workout, I still plan to get all my mileage in for the week, just not in the same order as the plan dictates. But, life happens and I can make the plan work for me. Next week I'll be back to the plan Mr. Higdon so graciously devised!
- How flexible are you with your training plans?
- Do you have a self-imposed temperature limit? (hot or cold)
- Do you ever do long runs before work? Are you exhausted by the end of the day?
Today's workout -
3x12 leg press
3x12 cable press down
3x12 hammer curl
leg kicks and squats with resistance band