I mentioned yesterday that I'm running a 5 K on Saturday, May 16, a week from today. Well, I am officially signed up. The Son and The Husband are signed up to do the 1 mile Family Fun Walk. I've talked to a couple real runners and formulated a plan for my work-outs this week. I ran 5K yesterday but didn't beat my best time. I was very close with 37:10. I still can't run the entire three miles, I usually take a short one or two minute walk break after about two miles. The fact that I'm running at all, boggles my mind and someday I will be able to run the full 3.1 and then some... I'm also going to update this post each day this upcoming week in green to show what I've accomplished so far. It helps me keep on track.
Saturday (today)- AMT machine , 30 minutes or regular elliptical if I can't get on the AMT, 15 minutes stair mill. Full body weights, stretching.
35 minutes AMT machine = 510 Calories,
arm free weights, ab machine
10 minutes stair mill = 130 Calories,
10 minutes Hill program on treadmill, = 100 Calories,
Back machines, arm/shoulder machines
10 minutes bike = 100 Calories
Total Cardio Calories = 840! Great work out!
Sunday- I won't be able to head to the Y for various reasons but I'm hoping the weather will be nice and The Son and I will take Ziggy for a nice long walk, basically for me, this is considered a day off. Took the day off completely. It was nice.
Monday- 5K run. Try to beat my best time. I'm also meeting with my trainer on Monday afternoon so not really sure what she'll be having me do. I'd like to get another 15 minutes on the AMT or stair mill in, if possible. I'll also be teaching swimming.
Great work out! I ran the entire 5K (on the treadmill) with no stopping! 36:10 best time ever! I did not meet with my trainer... don't know where she was. Did arm weights and ab machine and then finished up with 30 minutes on the AMT machine. Total cardio calories burned = 930!
Tuesday- another day off, dog walk day.
Wednesday- I always call this my "last chance workout" since I get weighed in on Thursday. Full work out, run my 5 K, etc. I really push myself on Wednesdays in the gym and then I teach swimming. (Last week I was SO sweaty that my entire pony tail was wet... gross, I know but I LOVE it!)
Thursday- day off
Friday- light work out. Walk the 5 K, full weights.
One of my friends left a comment yesterday about taking two full days off before the race, which I know, in theory is probably a great idea but I can't do it. ha ha! I have to take off on Thursdays because of everything else we have going on but I can't bring myself to take off on Friday too. I know it's a good idea Jen, and I'll promise to take it easy on Friday but I must work out. I don't think it will hurt me since I'm just doing the 5 K anyway. Thanks for your advice though, I really do appreciate it.
Enjoy your weekend everyone! I'm off to the Y to work my ass off... literally! ha!