Monday: 4.1m interval (pace ranged from 8:15-6:50), 20min legs/shoulders/abs
Tuesday: 5m easy 8:10/pace, CFE (Crossfit Endurance) 5 Rounds- 500m row, 20 burpees, 20 sit-ups
I bought a new band for my Garmin. The lime green color was looking really dirty after 2 years of sweating in it. So I bought the band for the newer models. The forerunner 15 straps fit the forerunner10 (in size Small for women!), so I had a lot more options 🙂 I’m sure all of you are just as fascinated as I was. haha
To work on better running mechanics and start a new approach to training this year (i’m already in 2015-so “this year” means the new year), I’ve been reading Unbreakable Runner. This is a CrossFit Endurance training program (not the body building side of CrossFit) which will supposedly help with running mechanics, fixing and preventing those lingering injuries due to muscle imbalances and instead of race “peaking” only a couple times a year, this program says it will keep you at 95% all year long on a lower mileage program. Which means you can race more often, run less miles, and recover faster.
My favorite aspect of this book is that it isn’t trying to disregard the high mileage traditional running plans (which every single runner follows or has followed). It’s actually offering an alternative for those runners that get injured often and those who want to run for a lifetime.
Understandably this sounds too good to be true. I’m only 50 pages and a few CFE workouts in and I’m already a believer. I’ve never been able to run more than 40 mile weeks without getting injured so to put this even further to the test, I will be following their 5k and half marathon plans once I choose races. And lucky for you, i’ll probably be talking non-stop about this program 🙂 2015 I’m coming for ya!
After my workout:
After a shower & food:
Tuesday: 10m – 3 X 8:30, 3 X 8:20, 3 X 8:00 & cool down 8:45
Wednesday: 20 core
Thursday: 4m easy 7:54/pace
Friday: CFE 25min arms/abs (3 rounds 5 pull ups, 10 pushups, 15 sit-ups)
Saturday: 3.1m Fun 5k, untimed
Total Miles: 17.1
Have you read Unbreakable Runner?
Are you using a different running plan that doesn’t involve high mileage running?