Monday - 4th of July! No body pump because the YMCA was only open for 5 hours so I waited till they opened at 7AM (yes my body was awake at 6AM and wondering why we were not sweating) and I hit up the elliptical for 3.4 miles in 26 minutes and then I did some core work and weight lifting for 30 minutes.
Tuesday - I woke up early and headed out for a 5.75 mile run. I needed it badly to clear my head! I decided to try this run walk method that Jeff Galloway supports in his book. It worked so well! I finished my run in 47 minutes and 20 seconds! That is an 8:14 pace. I was shocked that I was that fast even with a 30 second walk break every 4 minutes of my run.
Wednesday - cross training day! I went to my first Y-Fit class at the YMCA. This is their cross fit style workout and it was great!
Thursday - Gout out early in the morning for a 4.2 mile run. It was done in 42 minutes and I could go on with my day. I was sore from the workout the day before so it was a little rough ;)
Friday - was cross training again at the YMCA and the y-fit class.
Saturday is a slated rest day. I went out in the morning for a quick 3.1 mile run. I just like to keep my legs nice and fresh and a small run helps me do this.
Sunday was my long run. My training plan only have me go long every other week and scale back a bit on the other weeks so this 6 miler was not bad at all. I did learn to take water though, by the time I finished it was already 75 degrees and I was very hot and thirsty. I ran this one in 53 minutes. I did not take all of the walk breaks I should have.
What I learned this week: Take those walk breaks! Jeff Galloway clearly knows what he is talking about and those walk breaks will not make me slower. In fact they keep my legs fresh so I can run consistently faster the entire time. I further learned this on my Sunday 6 mile run where I stopped doing my walk breaks about 20 minutes in. And it showed in my fatigue and slower pace. The breaks keep your legs fresh and moving faster.