Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weekend Update

I hope everyone had a fab weekend. We stayed around local and really had a relaxing weekend. Friday I turned into an rest day, and I needed it. Saturday I got up and was sitting on the couch mopping that I had no creamer for my coffee and figured I might as well drag my booty to Spin class since I was already awake. The plus side was I could go to Starbucks afterwards and get me some coffee.

Sunday, started out with the weather being cool, but as the afternoon progressed it warmed up. Forcing me.....ok not really twisting my arm or anything. But when you have to decided between this:

And a long run, I am going to pick sitting on our boat reading a book every single day of the week.  I didn't start my long run until 6:30PM and did 10.5 miles on my treadmill while watching Mad Men. Which by the way is very interesting and yet a bit depressing.

What's on deck this week. Goal number one is not to get burned out. I think I might have signed myself up for too many half's. I really want a break, but I don't see that happening until July.  The number one reason why have no races planned in July or August is the above picture.  Oh, yea the plan for the week:

Monday - Spin and a full body XT workout
Tuesday - 4 miles, ab work
Wednesday  - Spin and a full body XT workout
Thursday  - 5 Mile Tempo run
Friday - 3 miles easy and abs
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - Long run 10 miles

How was your weekend? How do you avoid getting burned out?


  1. Take more rest days. If you feel that you're about to have a burn out, drop the spin classes I would say and focus on the running. Also you could drop 1 run (the easy one) a week. You can do a half on running three times a week.

    Take care Jen, don't push yourself too much.

    1. You are right Fran. I trained for my first half on 3 runs a week, maybe if I cut it down I will feel less pressure. I love Spin, and would hate to drop that. I although I skipped this morning in to sleep in. But I will get on my bike tonight to replace it.

  2. Way to get in some relaxation:) I can't believe you did 10 on the treadmill! That is some major mental strength!

  3. Weekend was excellent! I ran 8 miles on Saturday and a 30 mile bike ride on Sunday. If only I had a boat... Haha, at least I don't have to make such "difficult" decisions. :)

    I see you're doing the color run in Seattle! Me too!

  4. First you are amazing b/c there is not way I could have pulled out 10.5 miles at 6:30 PM after a day of relaxing on a boat....nope, NO WAY!

    Second....a few weeks ago I found my runs and body to be "off"...I was doing cycle/spin classes...body pump (with weights)..and trying to run each week...I couldn't do it any more. I needed to only focus on running and I threw in another rest in the running world has been much better this week and last.

    Third...ha...I don't have a third...keep up the good work! ;-)

  5. hahaha, I would ALWAYS pick a nice boat ride! ahh, so jealous! but you still ran?!!! way to go! I don't know if I could have or would have found that motivation after a nice, calm day on the water!!!

  6. Nice week worth of workouts and awesome long 10 miler! I'm not sure about your training schedule but do you have any extra time to work in a 1 or 2 week hiatus? I bet that would help with burnout. You could also always cut the more intense workouts or extra cross-training for a bit. Don't get burned out!

  7. Make one day flexible! If you want to skip it without guilt, you can. Something tolookforward too!

  8. For me more rest days (ok, who am I kidding? I will take an entire week off!) has been a big help running 6 half marathons in 3 months. Reading on the boat sounds like a great way to spend your days!