Training has been going ok – Last week was a pretty slow week in terms of workouts. I only made it to the gym twice, and only completed one run. I had all intentions of going out on Sunday since the weather was really nice but I only had a window between 7:30am-8:00am to go out before P had to go to work. As you can probably figure – I slept through that window 🙂 Sometimes sleep is a bit more important. I’m not really training for anything right now and probably being more active right now than other winters. In 2 weeks, I plan on starting actual training to gear up for the Around the Bay 5K.
Winter Training Report
January 1st – January 18th
January 1-4 – NOTHING
I did nothing during the first few days of 2015. January 1st was a nothing day because I raced the day before. January 2 I was driving back to Ottawa. January 3/4, it was the weekend and I was by myself with Max. So nothing happened in terms of workouts
January 5 – GoodLife
Finally back to the gym! It was the first day back at work and Max was back at daycare. I was able to make it to the gym for an hour long workout. I ran 2 miles and then did a strength workout including weighted lunges and squats and a few other exercises with the functional weight resistant trainers that use cables. I’ve been liking using them!
January 6 – Nothing
January 7 – Birthday Workout
I completed my birthday workout. 3.2 miles + assorted strength exercises
January 8-11 – nothing again…..
January 12 – BodyFlow
My first BodyFlow class in quite some time. I used to go to BodyFlow all.the.time. But, since most of the BodyFlow classes are scheduled when I can’t go, I haven’t been able to make it. Luckily on Monday’s, there is a 10:30am class, and if it is one of my 4 hour gap between classes days, I can make it. BodyFlow definitely kicked my butt! It was also fun to see so many other runners there. I saw people wearing Around the Bay, Ottawa Race Weekend and Boston t-shirts! I hope to get to more BodyFlow classes!
January 13 – Workout at home
I didn’t make it to the gym – so I did my glute bridges, squats, lunges and clam shells at home.
January 14 – GoodLife
I went to the gym in the evening. I brought Max with me, as the Jump program was running (daycare). Max enjoyed playing with all the toys while I ran 1.5 miles and went through my strength routine – Lunges, squats, rows, tricep extensions, etc. I ran the 1.5 miles beside another runner who was running at the same speed as me. That was fun! When I go to the gym at 2pm, there is almost no one there and I run alone. It was fun having someone run beside me.
January 15 – Nothing
January 16 – Workout at home
Usual exercises – Glutes, squats, lunges – that sort of thing
January 17 – Nothing
January 18 – Workout at home
It has been a busy couple of weeks! Since robotics season is in full swing, P is working late on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays and works all weekend. Therefore, if I don’t go to the gym after school, no running will happen. I don’t have a treadmill at home, which sucks during months like this one. I do believe that I am running/workout out more than previous winters, so I am trying not to be too stressed about it. I am currently not training for anything and still on a bit of a break. Work has also been a bit more busy, and when it comes down to it – getting final projects ready and marking student papers is a *bit* more important at this time of year. The school I work at in the afternoons ends later than the school I’ve been working at all semester – and I have a very limited window to go on a run/get to the gym. I haven’t run outside at all since the Resolution Run – but I’m hoping that the temperatures stay a bit more normal, rather than Polar Vortex cold.
The next couple of weeks should be a bit more stable. Less supply work (I still cover an additional morning class at my AM school) and less marking. Exam week should be a solid workout week, as I don’t have to be at school all day – one of the few benefits of being a part-time teacher!