I cannot believe we are at Week 6 on Shrinking Jeans' latest challenge
Both of us are also running like the crazy women we are. Kirsten has a 1/2 marathon coming up and my 25k is 1 month from tomorrow. I have a 13 mile training run coming up on Saturday that I'll probably tack on another 1/10 to so I can say I ran another 1/2 mary
But, it is check-in day, so here we go...
- Run 2-3 days per week as outlined in my 25k training plan. Amazingly, Check! That plague I talked about last week nailed me too. I spent most of spring break week sick with a nasty sinus infection and scrapped my long run. I was feeling better on Thursday, though, so my girl and I went to the track and she coached me to a 7:34 mile in my 4x400!!!! It was also my anniversary this weekend and we went out of town, so I didn't run again until Sunday, when crazy-@$$ Michigan decided to jump from 40 to 83*. My planned 8 miles became one of the worst 6 mile runs I've ever had. Hubs tried running with me and he quit at 1 mile! I needed some redemption and got that last night with one of the best (almost) 6 milers ever. 5.89 miles in 59 minutes. The weather was glorious and I ran with an old friend. (A running hint-if you want to improve your speed, run with someone a bit faster than yourself. Our first mile was around a 9:20 pace!)
- 100 Push-ups Challenge 3x per week. I finished week 6 with a total of 245 push-ups! I seriously thought my arms were going to fall off! The next workout says "try and do 100 push-ups", so I'll be giving that a shot tomorrow.
- Add 2 (or 3) Nike Training Club app strength workouts per week. Yah, I got nothing.
- Really work on getting enough water. This continues to go well.