Day One: Sprints. 0.4 mile sprints 2:51 per lap. They were insanely hard, but in the end I really love sprints. Finished the day out with about 6.5 miles.
Day Two: Nice run to loosen up the legs after the hard sprint day on Monday. Nothing too exciting with this workout.
Day Three: Tempo run....and for the added "fun" of it, my trainer added in extra hills.
I hate tempo runs. I'm having trouble keeping pace up and feeling fatigued during them, add in the extra hills and I'm spent. But, I'm up for the challenge and I HATE to fail, so I don't allow myself to. I get the run done, whine a little about it later and then revel in the fact that I conquered the beast that is the tempo run.
Last week my tempo run was from hell; deep inside the depths of hell with fire burning everywhere. This run wasn't that bad. Close. But, not as bad.
Day Four: Running rest day. I did get to the gym for some upper body strength training. Do you see those itty-bitty muscles? They're coming and I couldn't be prouder of them.
I have never been strong. Until about 4 weeks ago, I couldn't even do a "regular" push-up. I'm happy to say I can do 45 total in three reps. 10 are the regular plank style! BAM! I've been consistent with my push-ups about every other day. Unfortunately, I don't get to the gym too often to lift, but I'm trying to make it more of a priority.
Another really cool mail day for me this week too. I'm a BibRave Pro, and with that comes the opportunity to test awesome products. My merino wool buff came and it's awesome. I've worn it so far on runs and for casual. You can see it above. I used it as a neck warmer today. I've worn it as a headband and I've also worn it as a scarf for everyday. It's a great go-to piece and I know I will be using it at TON. Thank you BUFF and Bibrave!
Here are my STATS:
3169 calories burned
Once again, I'm linking up with hoho runs and Misssippipiddlin for their Weekly Wrap!