Holy Crap I Am Still Alive...Also, still able to walk. Hahaha.
I received my workouts for the week late last Sunday eve.
HIIT workouts with running workouts, a rest day, and a cross training day.
What I loved about the HIIT workouts is that I could adjust to my level of fitness. I chose to do modified push-ups on the floor.
My speed workout was a killer. I live where there are hills EVERYWHERE. Some of my sprints were UPHILL, lol.
I tried to do my HIIT workouts in the morning as our weather has been hot and humid.
I slept in Friday. Hot sweaty mess after supper workout. Blargh. No more sleeping in ;)
Being accountable to a coach and a group of people works well for me. I made sure my workouts were done each day.
I took my rest day on Thursday (it was supposed to be Saturday) as my muscles were sore. Carey was glad that I was listening to my body and totally endorsed the rest day on Thursday. I am feeling the muscles I was definitely neglecting, even with my gym workouts.
Saturday's workout was a pyramid (5 min warmup - then x2 of each one fast and one regular pace -> 1 minute , 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute). This is what I was supposed to do on Thursday. I really enjoyed this run. It was hard, but I felt really good and aware of my running, my form, etc.
I was asked to track my food for a couple of days. I used My Fitness Pal for this, which I used during my half marathon training earlier this year. I learned then that I was not eating enough during my training. This time I also made note of what made me feel good and what made me feel not so good. (I still ate my feelings a couple of times, lol.)
Today was cross training day. After I watched the Olympic Women's Marathon I did some yoga for 30 minutes. I was tight for sure, lol. Felt really good afterwards though.
I was given a meal plan for the week ahead. Can't wait to see how I feel after this week is over with different fuel for my run :)
Being aware of my body and being told every day to be aware of my body is really making a difference. I don't ignore pain, I am noticing the muscle groups I am neglecting and focusing on my plan.
I am currently awaiting my workout plan for next week and I am super exicted!
If I am still alive next week, you'll be seeing another post, lol.
If you went from doing your own thing to a coach, what differences did you notice? Let me know!