Wake Up Buttercup

I may not know the names of all the muscles I shredded yesterday, but I know their precise locations and can feel their smallest contributions to movement . #ow

Altogether I did 120 slams, 120 push-ups, and 120 squat jumps (4 timed sets of 30 reps). This was a wake up call after two weeks of injury rest.

10K Training

I’ve run 3 half marathons and oodles of 5Ks, but when it comes to 10K races I have some sort of mental block. 6.2 miles is right in the middle of too short and too long, so it should be fairly comfortable, yet this distance has always been my racing unicorn.

To remedy this, I’m running a trail relay in April (taking the 6.5 mile leg) and the Borgess Run 10K in May. Are you sitting down, Reader?  I’m training for these races. Yep. I’m using a modified version of Hal Higdon’s intermediate 10K training program and it’s already kicking my butt.

Here’s what a typical week looks like between now and the first week of May:

schedule

No sweat, and #nosleeptilBorgess

embrace the burn

Training recap time! Long story short, distance running is back in my routine and my last two training sessions made me wonder if the gym staff would be offended when I unapologetically puked on their nice wooden floor. I added magnesium into my daily supplement regimen to convince my muscles I don’t really want them to die.

February 23:

  • Lunge walks with a 25lb plate, starting with the weight center and dropping it to the side and curling back up with each lunge. My arms are w-e-a-k
  • Broad jumps hugging a 16lb slam ball, then alternating broad jumps and actual slams
  • FIFTEEN minutes on the upside down Bosu Ball with a 25lb plate, alternating plate placement at chest level, stomach level, out in front, right side, left side

March 1:

  • Plank seal walk with slide plates; sumo squat jumps with 16lb slam ball 10x; slam ball 10x; plank seal walk back
  • Bosu ball: balance on one leg with 25lb plate, step off to opposite leg and balance on floor
  • Jump rope 30 seconds (no misses), paired with
  • Speed stripper squat jumps (TRX assisted) for 60 seconds
  • Weighted raised split leg ab crunches

And my trainer wants me to score two goals in one game this week. Wish me luck!