I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how I am going to balance doing James Wilson’s 12-week program with training for a race (30K Around the Bay) in March. For the first five weeks on the program, James only has us doing four workouts per week and I only plan on doing three training runs so I don’t think there will be any problems combining the two. So this is what my schedule will look like for the first little while:
Sunday: long run
Tuesday: JW Day 1 + short run (no more than five miles)
Wednesday: JW Day 2
Thursday: Hill training
Friday: JW Day 3
Saturday: JW Day 4
This week will look a little different though. The weather was INSANELY nice today so I got my long run done and tomorrow will be a rest day instead:)
On the days I’m not running and just doing the JW workouts, I am keeping my cardio to a minimum. He recommends 12-15 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill and I will probably be adding a lot of active rest (i.e. jump rope or plyo exercises) between sets to keep my heart rate up. I am hoping that this helps in preventing any injuries before my race and also allow me to keep some muscle on.
I hope that helps!
I was supposed to update you on my meal I planned to make on Friday night… I can tell you that I am a pro at following instructions and adding the contents from two different packages into one pot. The tofu came out really good. I ate it with quinoa, kale, and mango.
…While the rest of my family ate Chinese food. It was my grandfather’s birthday and for some reason my very Italian grandparents love take out Chinese food (probably because it is deep fried and delicious) so that’s what we got for them. My grandfather turned 89 years old………..and his name really is Guido.
I did have some cake. Maybe even two slices. Maybe….
What was/is today’s workout?
How many rest days do you take a week?
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I had about nine friends named Christina growing up and always wanted to change my name. My choice of name changed on a weekly basis. Hah.