Mid-Week Check In (Week 6 of Half-Marathon Training)

This week has probably been one of the laziest starts ever! A mixture of homework and scheduling issues has caused me to push my two rest days to the front of the week. Is it just me, or am I the only one that hates starting the week on a rest day? I feel like it gets me off to a lazy start for the week. Seeing as I really have only done one workout thus far this week, I’ll just outline it below:

Monday

Rest Day

Tuesday

Rest Day

 Wednesday

Legs/Shoulders:

-5 min warm up

-Dumbbell External Rotation: 30lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between reps)

-Calf Press: 215lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between reps)

-Shoulder Press: 65lbs @ 22 reps total (1 min rest between reps)

-Barbell Squats: 120lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between reps)*

-Hip Adductor: 205lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between reps)

-Rear Deltoid: 90lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between reps)

-Hip Abductor: 190lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between reps)

*I should note (as per usual) that the weight of my barbell squats doesn’t include the bar.

Shoulder Press is probably THE MOST frustrating exercise this cycle next to bench press. I’ve been doing a machine shoulder press, but I feel like I haven’t made huge strides and I just find it an overall difficult exercise to execute. Maybe I have weak shoulders? Maybe my form’s not great? I’m not too sure. I plan doing a comparison post so you can see how far I’ve come from week one to now. I change up my workouts to keep my muscles guessing, so next week is the start of a new cycle. Stay tuned!

 

-Running Fast, Lifting Heavy

 

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6 thoughts on “Mid-Week Check In (Week 6 of Half-Marathon Training)

  1. Life happens and you just have to adjust. I remember looking back at my marathon training plan and what I actually did and it was extremely different. LOL. Keep up the training. It’ll work out in the end. 🙂

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  2. Pingback: Checking In – 5k Race/End of Six Week Cycle | Running Fast, Lifting Heavy

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