Target Practice Friday #22

borrowed stole the idea for the Target Practice Friday series from the ladies over at Fit.Fun.Femme.  I do things a little differently, but ultimately it’s where I share my progress on my short term goals, a.k.a targets.

Welcome to Friday my friend! Normally I don’t talk much about my strength training on Target Practice Friday because it’s typically a normal routine two or three times a week. However, last night something happened that hasn’t happened in a long time. I lost my motivation! I struggled through my personal training session and it’s not because the routine was any more difficult or challenging. I was just in a funk! I knew I would feel better after the burpee-pushups, squats, lunges, sprints, etc. but the hour could not be over soon enough. This just goes to show that even self proclaimed “fitness addicts” have bad days too! The important thing is to not let this attitude become a regular and jump right back on the bandwagon. :)

Triathlon - I completed my first triathlon last Sunday and it was one of the best experiences of my life. You can read about it here! While I foresee hundreds of triathlons in my future, I am crossing this one off the list for now because I need to focus on marathon training. :)
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Marathon - As you know, I am now training for the LA Marathon with Team Nutribullet. I am still nervous about running 26 miles, but I couldn’t be more pumped about it either! Training started on Saturday with a 6 mile run in the rain.  I also ran 3 miles on Tuesday and 2 miles on Wednesday.  My goal for the next three months is to increase my running days during the week.  My half-ironman/half alien marathoner friend suggested I run 6 times a week for a total of 30 miles a week, so that means a lot of short runs and one long run! Time to step it up!

Improve Pace - While I didn’t do any speed work this week, I feel like my comfortable pace has improved! I may not be a 10 minute miler anymore!!! Time will tell…
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Handstand - I feel like this is the longest target I have had on the list besides improving pace. Why are handstands so hard!!! I am still determined to move away from the wall with handstands, but I did experiment with a new V handstand this week. Fun stuff!
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Eating Clean - With all the Holiday parties this week, my eats were questionable.  There were a few cookies and chocolate and breakfast potatoes! Eeek! I made up for all that badness with some Nutribullet goodness! Recipes should be coming soon!

Have a great weekend!!!

12 thoughts on “Target Practice Friday #22

  1. Oh gosh…I get days like that…going to workout, totally not feeling it and counting down the minutes until your done. I hate when that happens, but I always try to push through it and by the next day, all is good.

    Cleaning eating has been difficult these days. Too many cookies and candy around! ;-)
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  2. While the long run is the key to a successful marathon, I think that if you’re able to get in more shorter runs during the week you will benefit tremendously from them. Some people consider them to be “junk mileage,” but I think that keeping your legs tired during training (from frequent, shorter runs) has huge benefits for distance running (after a proper taper, of course). Looking forward to reading about the rest of your journey to 26.2!
    Jesse – Questionably Texan recently posted…Getting Better With AgeMy Profile

    • Thank you for the advice Jesse! I love hearing from experienced marathoners such as yourself! My friend also said that “junk mileage” help with improving pace too. I hope that’s the case!

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