Weekly Fitness Goals:April 2 to April 8


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Last week I mentioned that I was going to try out the Jeff Galloway method for run/walking a marathon during my 20 mile training run.

I did, and I loved it. I set the timer on my husbands Timex watch to 5 minutes. Every time the watch would beep I would walk  for 1 minute, then I would run till I heard the timer beep again.

I really did find I had more stamina throughout the whole run. In moments of fatigue I found I was able to talk myself into enduring by saying “come on just… 3,2,1 minutes of running left then a rest”.

When I hit 20 miles and pressed stop on my Garmin Forerunner 205 watch I was shocked at the results. I cut 18 seconds per mile off my regular minute per mile average for a long run.

I will definitely use Jeff Galoway’s plan for my marathon that is just 3 weeks away.

Last Weeks Goals

(What I did is left uncrossed, what I changed is crossed out and words in red are what I did instead)

Monday: 1/2 hour kettle bells followed by 40 min spin class

Tuesday: 20 mile run (run 4 minutes walk 1 minute and repeat till end)

Wednesday: Bike out the tension in my legs for 1 hour. (this really does help)

Thursday: 6 mile fast run with friends (super early) followed up with Jillian DVD. Later in the day hit the pool for 70 lengths.

Friday: 8 mile run Ran a fast 3 miles on the dread tread 

Saturday: 6 mile run with a friend followed up with Jillian DVD. Swam 70 lengths of the pool

Sunday: REST (unless you consider a slushy walk a workout) 5 mile run with a friend.

This Weeks Goals

 Monday: 1/2 hr strength class / 3 mile run

Tuesday: Spin or Bike outside 1 hr (possible thunder showers so what I do will depend on weather) 1 hr strength class (even as I write this I can’t help but shake my head, I know this class makes me ache for days yet I go back for more!)

Wednesday: 1/2 hr strength class / swim 70 lengths

Thursday: 6 mile run

Friday: bike my 1hr plus loop / run 3

Saturday: 12 mile run (hopefully 7 or 8 miles with friends)

Sunday: Rest

As you can see I am running a lot less this week than in previous weeks. I am in wind down mode to rest up my running legs for the race.

You also might be noticing I do strength 3 days in a row. I have a favorite teacher, I call Jillian’s twin, and those are the days she has classes. There are other teachers who teach other days, but I just don’t get the same results as I do from Jillian’s twin.

How about you? Do you have a favorite teacher that makes you enjoy workouts?

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