The treadmill was the theme of the week. Not my first choice for a theme but I managed. It reminded me that I really don’t *hate* the treadmill on a weekday because I can watch my favorite morning shows (Mike & Mike and the Today Show). The weekends? Different story. NOTHING is on except repeat SportsCenter from the night before. I ended up watching music videos on CMT and MTV Saturday morning. Not a horrible option but I need to bring back watching Netflix on the treadmill ASAP. Or just stick with outside as much as possible (I like that better).
Ft Myers Marathon Training Week 6
Sunday: Hot yoga + 1 mile walk. I’m so glad there wasn’t a hurricane because my legs need to move the day after a long run. Yoga was a good choice too.
Monday: 5.25 miles @ 9:15 on the treadmill + a 30 min. upper body strength class at my campus gym. I just wasn’t feeling the full 6 on the treadmill. I’ll live.
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 9:15ish on the treadmill. The treadmill was NOT the plan but there was heat lightning again. Took it slow but I can’t remember the exact pace.
Wednesday: Taught spin
Thursday: 6 miles of speed work. I followed the workout but of course the mile paces were a few seconds off. 1 mile warm-up, 7:34, 7:16, 7:19 (half mile jog in between) and a 1 mile cooldown. The warm-up was done on the treadmill so it’s not pictured below.
Friday: 30 minutes of weights. Mostly upper body with a few squats and lunges.
Saturday: 17 miles (6.25 inside, 10.75 outside). Like last week I ran inside until the sun came up and then I ran outside. It wasn’t easy by any means but I felt OK. I think the biggest factors of my exhaustion were 1) getting up so early and 2) the heat. My legs felt fine but those things made it a little harder (but 17 miles is hard on its own).
I know that doing some of my long run on the treadmill isn’t ideal but it’s my only option when it’s dark, and unfortunately that’s when it’s the coolest. My transition time is <5 minutes (bathroom/water). I think as long as I get time on my feet I’ll be fine.
Total: 33.25 miles, 1 spin class , 1 yoga class, 1 hour of strength training.