It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these! I think a mixture of blog scheduling and my own schedule had something to do with that. This past week has been so challenging. Final exams are around the corner, (literally, my exam’s on Thursday) and I’ve had a ton of papers due this whole month. A well-planned week can only get you so far before you have to cut something out. After Thursday passes, I should be back to normal again, so I’m just trying to hang in there! Without further ado, here’s what this past week looked like:
7.6mi run with an average pace of 10:59/mi and a moving time of 1:24:08.
*I talked about this run a week ago on the blog…it was actually supposed to be longer, (13.1mi), but if you read the blog post, you’ll discover why it wasn’t.
Back & Biceps:
-5 min warm up
-Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown: 110lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
-Concentrated Bicep Curls: 30lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
-Deadlift: 100lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
-Barbells Preacher Curls: 40lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
-Low Row: 105lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
-Bicep Curls (machine): 70lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
*This day was awesome! I was super happy with my deadlift results since it’s such a difficult exercise.
3mi Progression Run with an average pace of 9:40/mi and a moving time of 29:11.
*I was super wowed by this. I don’t think I’ve ever run a pace this quick for this duration of time. Maybe this is a sign of things to come!
8.5mi run with an average pace of 10:53/mi and a moving time of 1:32:32.
*Since it was Good Friday and Daniel had the day off from work, I got to run part of this run with him, (his knee started bothering him so he stopped early). I forgot what it was like to run with someone!
Chest & Triceps:
-5min warm up
-Assisted Dips: 50lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
-Cable Flyes: 27.5lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
-Tricep Kickbacks: 30lbs @ 17 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
-Dumbbell Bench Press: 30lbs @ 25 reps total (1 min rest between sets)
*There’s a few things worth mentioning for this workout. One, I felt HORRIBLE going into it. It was just one of those days where I wasn’t into it and it was definitely reflected in the results. I didn’t do any incline bench press since the only incline bench was constantly in use, (with people working in with each other no less!), and my dumbbell bench press weight had to be knocked down 10lbs since I had zero energy. Not super happy about that. Just as a side note, the weight for the cable flyes is per arm and not cumulative.
Not the greatest week, right? It happens. School is clearly my priority and if I have to drop some runs/workouts in order to feel better prepared for my exam/finish a paper, so be it. That being said, I’m very excited for the end of the semester so I don’t have to do that for a bit.
-Running Fast, Lifting Heavy