My countdown to vacay goal is to eat for macros, and while on vacation, go with the flow. Translation- I'm going to eat healthy, I'm going to count calories, but I'm not going to stress myself out over my diet while on vacation.I'll probably come home 5 pounds heavier (with a fiya sun tan), but that's a-ok by me. I'd rather relax and enjoy my time at the beach. That said, it's going to be serious these next two weeks. I woke up this morning with the weekend bloat, and this wasn't even a rough weekend. I've been reading a lot about the weekend weight battle and I must say I find this time of year the hardest to stay on track. People are traveling, the kids are out of school, social occasions are at a ten, and everyone's schedule is way outta wack. This makes it even more important to stay on point during the week. Monday morning, I packed my meals for the day, prepared to succeed! Woop Woop!!
Running news: Today marks week two of half marathon training round two. I am all about running ya'll.I. love. to. run. Run run run away baby!
I'm following Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Intermediate training schedule that has been modified to make room for my upcoming vacation. I'll complete weeks one through three July 1-20, break for July 20-27 and resume with week 2 July 29 on wards. My favorite aspect of the intermediate routine is that it includes speed training. In order to increase overall run pace, you must run a shorter distance at a faster pace. Over time, overall speed increases. The intermediate training routine is teaching me new ways to improve run time, form, and training style. Previously, my training mind set was more like just run, don't walk, and hopefully you'll get faster! I didn't necessarily think about starting off at a slow pace, peaking in speed towards the middle of a run, recovering a slower pace, then increasing towards the finish. This method however, did come more naturally over time. Except on a race day, then all bets are off and it's time to haul a$$. Although, I have learned some hard lessons with this method as well, but more on that later.
Over the last few months, I can feel my cardiovascular endurance increasing. Which means I'm going to be able to run further and at a faster pace. Yes! Happy Dance! My current resting heart rate is between 55-60 bpm. This is low when compared to my resting heart rate before I began running, between 75-80 bpm. The heart is a muscle, and you have to train that too! Keep working hard, and literally everything gets stronger! Patience young grasshopper!
Weekly Work Out Goals
RIPPED (Cross Training & Strength)
3 Mile Run
Back & Shoulder Strength
30 Minute Temp Run (AM)
45 Minute Cardio & Strength Class (Evening)
Cardio Circuit Training
3 Mile Pace Run
6 Mile Run
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