VCM Training Week Two: OTF, Gardening, and Sleeping

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U.S. Arboretum

Another week has come and gone, and we are already into APRIL!  This was my second week of training for the Vermont City Marathon.

Here was what I had planned for this week:

  • OTF X 3
  • CorePower Yoga X 3
  • Run 10 miles
  • Lose some body fat
  • Do UVA Speed Clinic remedial exercises DAILY

And here’s what I did…

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • 5 mile walk commute.
  • Rest day.

Thursday

  • 4.5 mile run + Orangetheory power day.  Had to take a detour on the way to class because a few roads were blocked, so my run was a bit longer than normal. This was a partner workout and let’s just say neither the workout nor my partner were my favorite, and I spent most of the class on the rower.  I ended up with only 7 splat points.
  • Walk to the dentist and back (getting in some movement during “The Other 23 Hours”).

Friday

  • 4.5 mile run + Orangetheory ESP day. This was a great speed workout with blocks for endurance, strength, and power.   I got 12 splat points and burned 534 calories during class.

Saturday

  • 3 mile run.
  • Gardening at the Washington Youth Garden. Hoeing is a serious workout! Lots of whole body movement — twisting, squatting, etc. Felt great but I was seriously worn out after!  The other volunteers and garden employees were really cool, and I am excited to make this a more regular thing.
  • Lots of other walking.


Sunday

  • I had intended to do my 10 mile run on Sunday, but I had a family obligation in the morning.  By the time I got home from that, I was beyond tired.  I had some big things planned for the coming week (including a Sunday-night trip to Charlottesville for work), so I didn’t want to start behind on sleep.  I took a nap on the couch instead of running.

My eating was pretty good this week, so I am hopeful that I’ve cut some fat during the past month, even if not the two percent goal I had set (which I think would have required some serious eating discipline).  One of the biggest changes I’ve made is really focusing on not snacking all evening and un-doing all the healthy eating I’ve done during the day.  And of course I had like a million Sweetgreen salads — my faves.  For workouts, I met my OTF goal, but I missed my long run and my Corepower goal.  Oh, and I definitely didn’t do my Speed Clinic workouts every day.  I need to figure out how to better fit them into my schedule, so they become habit…

Do you have a set of stretches or workouts you do every day?  How do you get them integrated into your schedule?  Do you have some kind of reminder system?

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