Well, since last week I barely ran I figured I should redo my week 3 training plan. Luckily, I was two weeks ahead anyways. So now I am one week ahead. I have not really been taking food pictures lately because my meals have been boring or I just forgot. Here is a quick recap.
Saturday: I was supposed to take a day off so I think that is what I did.
Sunday: I was supposed to run a 5k. I ran an 800 on the treadmill, then stretched. I wanted my 5k to be quick, somewhat close to my high school race pace. So I set the treadmill for 6.7. I ran 1 mile and was dizzy and exhausted so I ended my workout. I am not sure if it was because I did not eat much earlier or because I am just not trained enough yet that I could not do it. Maybe a little bit of both explains it.
Monday: I realized that I pretty much failed every workout that I was supposed to do this past week aside from Monday and Tuesday. I went to the gym and lifted and stretched. My arms are still ridiculously weak, but today my abs felt stronger. If I at least have that, I will consider my workouts successful. When I was finished lifting, I decided to run a mile. I think I set it at a 10:00 pace.
Tuesday: I was really upset today. I could have just laid in bed all day, but instead when I went to the gym I used everything that upset me as fuel for my run. I ran 3.5 miles total. 3 miles I ran at a 9:31 pace (6.3). The last .5 I ran at 6.7. It felt much better to run at a quicker pace and actually succeed. My time was 33:17. I am trying not to be impatient, but I really want my times to go down to at least when I was in my best shape. Maybe 8:00 pace. But for the half marathon that will be ridiculous for me.
Wednesday: Today was the interval workout that I failed at completing last week. I ran 6X400 totaling 3 miles in a little less than 30 minutes I think. I did an 800 warmup and stretched before and after the workout.
Thursday: Today I had to make a trip for my new job orientation, which lasted 4 hours and 45 minutes! So I did not actually get to workout, but today I will plan on making up my workout of lifting and running 3 miles. I hate long workout days.
Here are some random pics.
The spaghetti squash and meatballs was pretty much the only picture I took this week of food. I think I just forgot to show a picture of the crab cake sandwich, which was too good to forget.
Have a fantastic day!