Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bootcamp Week 2 Recap

How was your St. Patrick’s day?  I managed to avoid drinking any green beer or getting pinched!  But sadly, I didn’t get to drink any Killian’s Irish Red either.  And that is my favorite Irish drink.  I also took a green shamrock shot.  It was delicious if you were wondering. 

How did I indulge so much without feeling guilty?  Oh yeah, I also woke up at 7 am on Saturday morning to go on a 10 mile run with my favorite training buddy, Laura.  It was a difficult run, but it was also great!  It wasn’t super speedy, but it got done.  And I am one step closer to running a half marathon in April.

Week 2 of bootcamp is over and that means the program is one-quarter finished!  Week two workouts were the same moves from week one except the tempo changed for these workouts.  The movements were slow, but that definitely did not make them easy.  I ended up only doing the first two strength workouts and skipping the third because Laura was here and we had other workouts and plans to attend to.  I also haven’t been following the assigned cardio workouts and have just been doing my own thing with half marathon training sessions. 

This week also marked the start of my half-Ironman training plan!  In 18 short weeks I will be racing my longest triathlon yet!  I’m excited but also a little nervous about the training volume and actually completing the race.  But hopefully training will go smoothly and I will have no problems.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed. 

My workouts for the week looked like this

  • Monday:  15 minute elliptcal warm-up, Bootcamp workout A, 1000m swim
  • Tuesday: 1 hour spin class, 3 mile tempo run
  • Wednesday: 20 mile bike, Bootcamp workout B
  • Thursday:  no workouts, busy cooking up a storm
  • Friday:  5 mile walk
  • Saturday: 10 mile run (1:40) + bonus: lots of walking around in the city
  • Sunday:  20 mile bike ride, 3 mile walk

So I didn’t get in near enough swims this week (only 1! eek!) and only got two runs in when I should be getting three.  I am hoping to be a little better about that in the coming weeks. 

I didn’t get nearly as sore this week from the strength training workouts as I did last week.  Just a little soreness in my shoulders and back and that was it.  Overall, I am noticing I am much more hungry this week, which is probably due to the increased volume of training.  My workout motivation mojo has been continuing this week and I’ve been excited to get my workouts in each day.

Phase Two starts tomorrow which means different workouts this week! 

Do you have your workouts for the week planned?  Or do you just wing it?

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