I usually post Target Practice on Sunday nights, but it seemed a little inappropriate to go from “I’m worried about the flood victims” to “Look what I did and plan to do!” in the span of a couple of hours. I don’t know that a day is much better, but…
Target Practice is where I post my weekly goals. I “borrowed” this idea from Fit. Fun. Femme. I also give myself a grade on the previous week’s goals, because I’m a teacher and that’s what I do.
Here were last week’s goals:
LIfe: Call, text, and/or get together with at least one of the friends I haven’t seen in a while. Well, I did contact or was contacted by a number of friends I hadn’t talked to in a while, but not at all in the way I planned. Instead, I exchanged a lot of “You okay?” “Yep. You?” types of texts. (No grade here. Participation points only.)
Health: Eat clean and get enough sleep. I did fairly well with both of these. B+.
Fitness: Follow my training schedule, strength train twice, stretch/foam roll twice, and do at least a short yoga workout once. Here’s how the week played out:
Monday: AM: 3 x 3 miles at goal marathon pace, with 1000m recoveries. 12.2 miles total. Before work. I’m not gonna lie, folks, I felt pretty cool. PM: Muscle Works at the Body Firm. It kicked my butt.
Tuesday: AM: 30 minutes yoga PM: 9 miles easy.
Wednesday: PM: 4 x 2-mile tempo intervals, 12 miles total. I nearly died.
Thursday: AM: 8.5 miles easy, followed by some quick stretching and foam rolling. I intended to strength train later but…I didn’t. Our nieces were playing volleyball here in town, so we went and watched them and then went to dinner with the in-laws. I would have had time to strength train later in the evening, but I just didn’t.
Friday: AM: 7.3 miles easy
Saturday: 22 miles. Weird to think that a big chunk of those miles is now under water.
Totals: 71 miles (new weekly PR! By one mile, but hey, a PR is a PR), 30 minutes yoga, 1 hour strength training
Grade: B. I missed a day of strength and only stretched once, but I’m okay with that during a peak mileage week.
Goals for this week:
Life: Do what I can to help flood victims.
Health: Continue eating clean and getting adequate sleep. Just one month until race day!
Fitness: Can you guess it? Follow the plan. Strength train twice. Yoga once. Stretch and foam roll. It should be a little easier than last week; this is a cutback week mileage-wise.
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I have been following the floods on the news… so heart breaking. I hope you and your family are safe. Despite the floods, awesome targets this week!
We are safe and feeling very fortunate. J’s brother and his family are without plumbing, but they’re staying with my in-laws, so all is well compared to what so many others have experienced.
The floods are a pretty serious matter but on a lighter note I am just chuckling at how your Target practice posts are always on different days, hehe.
I know…I always think I’m going to get into some sort of routine but I never do it. It’s …. quirky?
glad you’re ok! my sister lives in denver/ works in boulder and she hasnt been able to go to work in days! she says its just unreal out there. these look like some excellent goals!
Boulder got it worse than we did; it will be a long time before all the roads are back to normal everywhere. I’m glad your sister is okay!
Nicely done on your mileage PR! Isn’t this flooding just terrible? I feel like it came out of nowhere.
You are a rockstar – look at that mileage!! I think my peak was 55 miles, so I’m in awe. 🙂
I love PRs! Congrats!!!
Praying for your state!
Congrats on the new distance PR!!! I’m hoping to work my way up to 70ish miles in my next training round.