So much for easing back into things. I went full-throttle this week. It's been six week; I'm allowed!
Monday - 4.25 miles run/walk; 0.50 hours of weight training
I actually did two workouts today. I started the day with three miles of 3 minutes walking, 2 minutes running. The walks were in the 14:00/mile range and the runs were in the 9:00/mile range. Then in the afternoon Dave joined me for a little weight training. We did 5 rounds of 400m run (treadmill) followed by 15 overhead squats. I did my 400s really conservatively, greater than 10:00/miles and did my overhead squats with 35 pounds. My core - abs and back - were torn apart from pregnancy so it's going to be a long process of getting them back.
Tuesday - off
Wednesday - 3 miles run/walk
Again today I followed the plan of 3 minutes of walking followed by 2 minutes of running. The walks were in the 14:00s and the runs were sub 9:00s. The last two minute segment I averaged an 8:27 pace.
Thursday - 3 mile run
And this is when I said enough of this walking shit. Walking takes too long and I just wanted to get the workout done. The runs from earlier in the week were started to feel more and more normal so I thought that I would just run. And I did without any walking, no garmin, and no watch. This was a great run.
Friday - off
Saturday - 1.5 mile run; 0.5 hours of weight training
This was one combined workout of 3 rounds of 800m run, 50 back extensions, and 25 sit-ups/crunches. The sit-ups were supposed to be full sit-ups and I was supposed to do 50 of them, but I just couldn't manage them. I did the first round as sit-ups, second round as crunches, and the last round back to sit-ups.
Sunday - 5 mile run
Five miles might have been a little advantageous. Nevertheless, I did the run with minimal breaks and a good pace - 9:00/mile.
Run/Walk - 16.75 miles
Other - 1 hour of strength training
Next week I hope to get my buns to the pool. After all, there is an aquathlon on the schedule in three weeks and if I don't practice swimming it's probably going to suck.