Cap City Half Training : Week Four

I have to admit, this was a really weird week that felt more like a year. More news and regulations came about COVID-19, along with me being mandated to stay home from work for the next few weeks. I tried to maintain my normal workout routine just to keep my sanity, but with suggestions to avoid high-contact areas like the gym, I had to make changes! Here's what the week looked like for me, and I hope that everyone out there is staying safe and healthy. I'm thinking of all of you!!

Monday

Arms + Bike
Everything felt so hard, which I guess is normal when you take basically two weeks off of the gym! Got in a good arm workout and then biked for the rest of the time.

3 mile run / walk
Gorgeous day out, so Dan, Selma and I headed to the park! We rotated between running and walking and covered about 3 miles of trails. Love this weather.


Tuesday

Elliptical + Core
Yesterday my group was told that we will start mandatory work from home (for about two weeks) and I had time after work to squeeze in a quick workout (I wanted one day to sleep in a bit!). I did about a half hour workout on the elliptical (watching a documentary on Nadia Comaneci) and then a quick core burner.


Wednesday

7 mile run
Met up with my friend Jess for early morning speed work. This week's plan was a mile warmup, 2 miles at 8:30 pace, 6-10 x 30 second hill repeats, 2 miles at 8:30 pace, and a cool down. We ended up being fast on each mile, getting a few seconds faster each time. This felt hard, but also made me feel really strong and confident for being able to push through and still beat the prescribed paces.


Thursday

3 mile hike
I was planning on going to the gym, but in the morning recommendations came down to avoid places like the gym if possible. So, I headed to the park with Selma for a nice walk.


Friday

Rest Day


Saturday

8 mile run
I slept in a ton this morning and headed out for a run in the afternoon. It was a really gorgeous day out with lots of people in the park. I wasn't feeling great and was feeling really restless from being at home so much, so this wasn't the best run ever. I managed to force myself to get in the 8 miles after almost quitting at 5, so I'll consider that a small victory.


Sunday

2 mile run/walk
I still didn't feel comfortable going to the gym, so we headed to the park for a little run/walk with Selma. Another bright and sunny day which helped to lift my mood a bit!

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