Well I made it through Week 1. Here are the highlights . . .
There was only one hiccup. I missed my plyometric work out. I had to make a choice between family and working out that day and family is far more important. Family understands that it won’t happen again though or baaaad things will happen ( I kid family, I kid)
With that being said I feel like this week was a huge success. I managed TWO whole runs without a single stomach cramp. I also discovered that hill running is brutal but totally way fun! Was that a sick comment? Ah whatev, that night was totally fun!
I’m hoping that when I get home and can get on a real schedule that I won’t have to use coffee to “move things along” anymore. Until then, it is completely necessary and I just have to drink a little extra water to compensate.
I also tried out a gluten free pre-run meal. I think I’m either going to have to add another rice cake though or try out a banana with it instead. I did a newbie thing and had a Gu on my 6 miler just because I knew my two rice cakes didn’t hold me over like they should have. I was already hungry when I left for my run that morning.
So here’s what week one looked like:
- Pushups – 135
- Pre-Run cups of coffee – 3
- Gus – One Newbie chocolate mint
- Rice cakes consumed – 3 salt-free with crunchy AB & honey
- Cramps – 1 cramp at the top of my first hill
- Meters Swam – 1000 (what a great stretch)
- Miles Ran – 12.5
Overall I think this was a great week and I feel good. Training ramps up quite a bit next week though. I’m going from 12.5 –> 16.5 miles. I foresee an ice bath or two in my future.
How did your fitness go this week? Did you accomplish what you wanted to? If not did you learn anything?
I saw a way awesome quote from Bart Yasso that I totally identify with.
“I often hear people say, ‘I’m not a real runner.’ We are ALL runners, some just run faster than others, that’s all. I have never met a fake runner.”
Have a great day all!!!