Previous Weeks of the LiveFit Trainer program:
What a week! Last week was the first week of Phase II of the LiveFit Trainer program and it totally kicked our butts. Going into last week, I was really excited about getting to add cardio back into our training regimen. I couldn’t wait to get back to a somewhat regular running schedule. The workouts were harder and longer so adding cardio back in proved to be a little bit more difficult than we expected it to be.
Monday – Strength Training + Easy Run
- Strength Training – Back (56 minutes)
- Easy Run – 2.07 miles, 29:57 minutes, 14:24 min/mile avg. pace
- #FFAprilAbs Plank – 1:32
Tuesday – Strength Training
- Strength Training – Chest and Abs (91 minutes)
- #FFAprilAbs Plank – 1:05
Wednesday – Strength Training
- Strength Training – Legs (95 minutes)
- #FFAprilAbs Plank – 1:40
Thursday – Strength Training
- Strength Training – Arms and Abs (77 minutes)
- #FFAprilAbs Plank – 1:32
Friday – Strength Training + Easy Run
- Strength Training – Shoulders (57 minutes)
- #FFAprilAbs Plank – 1:50
Saturday – Cross Training + Strength Training
- Elliptical – 1.07 miles, 12:00 minutes
- Strength Training – Legs (93 minutes)
- #FFAprilAbs Plank – 1:30
Sunday – Iron Girl Clearwater 5k
- 3.11 miles, 37:12 minutes, 12:00 min/mile avg. pace, 169 BPM avg. HR
- #FFAprilAbs Plank – 2:00
Last week’s workouts were not easy and they definitely challenged us. We were supposed to finish 4 of the workouts with a 30 minute cardio session. Unfortunately, that only happened on one day. With Pete and I doing the workouts together, they have been taking a little bit longer than normal to complete them. After our strength workout on Monday, I hopped on the treadmill for a super easy run on the treadmill. I didn’t want to overdo it so my pace ended up being a lot slower than I am used.
Tuesday’s strength workout ended up taking us a lot longer than we were expecting so we decided to skip the cardio workout. It may not have the best decision but it was what our bodies needed. The same thing happened after our workout on Thursday, which was a little frustrating for me. I was really hoping for more than two runs this week. I did manage to keep up with the #FFAprilAbs Challenge. I am getting closer and closer to that 3 minute plank.
On Sunday morning, I ran the Iron Girl Clearwater 5k. The race was a little celebration of everything that I have accomplished in the last years. The 2011 Iron Girl 5k was my very first race and it was where my racing addiction began. That first race challenged me to be more than who I was a that time in my life and II have spent the last three years trying to achieve that. My finishing time from 2011 was 40:37 and my finishing time on Sunday was 37:12. While it wasn’t a PR for me, it was a 3:25 improvement from my very first race and that is what matters!
How did your workouts go last week? Did you run any races?