Workout Plan for the Week September 23, 2013 and A Mini Goal

I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers and friends right along with me today talking about goals, inspiration and motivation.

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That makes me happy!

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I find inspiration and motivation from you all CONSTANTLY — so keep it up 🙂

Thanks to all the chatter about goals and such, I set a mini-goal for myself today as well

Mini-goal – DRINK MORE WATER.

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I know I need to drink more water.  I’m a runner, and I live at altitude.  HELLO ASHLEY.  But for whatever reason, I am pretty awful and getting enough in each day.

Today, I am keeping a glass at my desk at work at all times and will consistently make an effort to sip from it.  Even if it’s a little at a time, it’s something.

And now, onto more NORMAL Monday activity: my workout plan for the week 🙂

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Workout Plan for the Week – September 23, 2013

  • Monday – YOGA and 30 minutes stationary bike
  • Tuesday – 4-5 mile Speed Run
  • Wednesday – 4-5 mile recovery run
  • Thursday – Strength
  • Friday – REST/2 miles easy treadmill/YOGA
  • Saturday – LONG run 12 miles
  • Sunday – Recovery Run/Bike

For this week, I am switching up my running days a bit and doing two back-to-back, then giving myself a little break from running again before my long run.  I am really trying to test out how my legs respond best before the half. Last week, I ran Thursday, then took Friday completely off and had a great run Saturday.

This week, I want to exhaust my legs Tuesday and Wednesday, then let them shake out with a short run Friday to prep them for a long run Saturday.  We’ll see how they respond in comparison to last week.

Training is all about trial and error, right? 🙂

Question of the Day:  What would your mini goal for the day be today?

13 thoughts on “Workout Plan for the Week September 23, 2013 and A Mini Goal

  1. My mini goal for today is to get to bed before 10 tonight. I’m still recovering from the weekend and I’m running tonight (2.75 miles). I know if I don’t try to put myself to bed at a decent hour the rest of the week will drag, which ultimately effects my workouts. Sleep is top priority.

      • After the bachelorette party I slept 8 hours and took a 3 hour nap in the afternoon (Sunday). Last night I fell asleep around 10:30 and slept through the night until 6 am. I still feel off since I’m playing catch up. My run is going to be rough later, I also rolled my ankle last, so I will be going at a much slower pace tonight than I want to.

  2. I’m right there with you on drinking more water! I had (sort of) epiphany last week: I was getting ready for bed and suddenly felt SO thirsty. I grabbed my water bottle and chugged the entire thing. It was so weird. I started thinking back over the past few weeks and realized I hadn’t been drinking much water at all. I’ve been making a HUGE effort to change that and I already feel better!
    Awesome goals- keep it up!

  3. I’m usually good about drinking a lot of water, but when I start to forget, I keep a tally on my white-off board at work and put a mark every time I finish a glass. It helps!!

    Good luck on your 12 miles! You’ll rock it, I just know. #twinthing

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