Training for week-ending 2/24/13
Monday â€“ TRX boot camp.Â The regular instructor was not around, so the substitute provided a different touch to TRX boot camp.Â Shauna, the sub instructor, had 6 different stations: (1) TRX suspension, where we do squats and arm pulls (I donâ€™t know the terminology), (2) Lunges with lifts, (3) holding a plank and rocking back and forth, with feet on the TRX suspended thingy, (4) holding and â€œdrummingâ€ motion on these heavy ropes then halfway thru we switch to jump rope, (5) triceps push-ups then mountain climbers, (6) side to side step while holding down this 3 lb (for me I can only do 3 lb) pole.Â We repeated this routine 3 times, but after the second time, we did a little bit of cardio before starting the 3rd round.Â The next day, after this workout, my legs were pretty sore; I think I did too much cardio on consecutive days.Â I did this workout to make up for the run I missed on Saturday, to spend time with Andy and the dogs, and clean up the yard.
Tuesday â€“ Rest.Â My legs were tired and a little bit sore from the long run on Sunday and the boot camp on Monday.
Wednesday â€“ short swim 30 minutes, 800 yds total, including rest times; short run 3.1 miles for 28 minutes
Thursday â€“ Rest.Â I went to Sports Basement, because the website says that Thursday February 21 was one of the packet pick-up days for Norcal Half.Â They changed that website at 6pm on Thursday, when I was already there.Â Apparently there was also an email that came out, at 6 pm, showing the correct schedule.Â I went shopping instead, for my nutrition needs.
Friday â€“ Rest.Â I need the strength for back-to-back running this weekend.
Saturday â€“ 50k Lake Chabot Trail Race by Inside Trail Racing (see separate race report, East Bay race weekend).
Sunday â€“ Norcal Half Marathon (see separate race report, East Bay race weekend).