So far, I find that my training is going very well. My #Runch strategy (running at lunch) is working quite well for me. The increase in physical activity has a positive effect on my body. My muscles are getting quite defined and I’m shredding some fat. Usually I’m in hibernation mode this time of year. Signing up for a February race was a great idea to keep me motivated.
Here is how this week’s training went.
I had an easy 30 minute run scheduled on miCoach. I decided to ditch the easy workout and did 5 minute warm-up around the indoor track, 10 minutes of stairs and another 10 minute of kettlebells, following the Fitness Cheerleaders’ Kettlebell workout.
On Thursday, I was due for a 1h 20 min run on MiCoach. You guest it, I ditched the training again. I did a 30 minute interval run instead. I can’t afford more than 30 minutes of working out during the weekday. Since the miCoach app doesn’t work very well indoors, I decide to use Nike Running, despite the inaccurate distances. It said I ran 4 km in 30 minutes. I’ll take it!
|Nike Running App on my iPhone 6|
And finally, on Saturday the weather cooperated and I was able to do a 10 km run. The sidewalks were snow covered and it made it challenging, but I still managed to run it in 1 hour and 8 minutes and 29 seconds. Considering the condition of the sidewalks I’m happy with that time. I was also happy about how great I felt after the run. Previously, I would lack energy after the 7th kilometer. I take this as proof that my training is paying off. I’m feeling quite confident about my up coming race in 2 weeks.
I downloaded a new running app. for my iPhone 6, so I thought I’d give Runtastic Pro a try. I’l be reviewing this app in a future post. You can see my results below.
|Runtastic Pro App on my iPhone 6|
Here is my plan for week 5 of training:
- Tuesday, 30 min interval training during lunch
- Thursday, 25 min easy run during lunch
- Saturday or Sunday, 45 min tempo run