It’s no secret that I love to work out, and that I do it 6 days a week. Some weeks I only do 5 workouts, and that’s fine! Since I began teaching, I have switched up what I do and when I do it, so I thought it’d be interesting to see my new workout schedule.
Sunday: Teach Insanity class. It’s only 45 minutes but we make those minutes count and it is intense.
Monday: Teach Body sculpt. I definitely work every muscle group during this class!
Tuesday: I typically get a run in, somewhere between 3-5 miles.
Wednesday: Teach Interval Sculpt. With this class, we include more cardio bursts, but still get a strength segment in, whether it’s mixed in with cardio or before or after.
Thursday: Run. This one changes, and I’m trying to add in speed work but it’s just been any distance of a run I can do. Some weeks it is longer, some weeks it isn’t.
Friday: Rest day.
Saturday: Long run day. I love getting outside for a long run! I consider anything 6 and above a long run, haha, but it’s just a perfect way to start the weekend, in my opinion.
For over the past year, I have stuck to doing strength Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, along with running Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Some weeks it got switched around, but that was usually my schedule. You’ll notice, now, that Friday’s are my rest days now. I have never done that, and I’m not sure how I will really like it. I think it could be good to give my body a break before my long running days, especially when I start training for a race this fall. I have had Sundays as a rest day for many years, and loved it. It’s weird teaching on Sundays now and knowing I can’t be lazy and do nothing, but that’s what I love about it, too. Life’s all about switching up! I’m still ok with getting in two great strength workouts on Mondays and Wednesdays. I know Insanity works my muscles, also, but I’m toying with the idea of throwing in a strength segment after my run on Saturdays. It wouldn’t be much, but just adding it some other exercises. I’m thinking a 20 minute workout or so. You should give your muscles a 24-48 hour break after working them, which really doesn’t leave me another day to work them. We’ll see how this goes!
This past week was basically that schedule. Tuesday I ran for 5 miles, and Thursday I did speed work for 4 miles. I did a one mile warm up, then 30 seconds fast, 45 seconds jog, and a half mile cool down. It was tough, but I need to get back into speed work! I went down to the park near us and just pushed myself during the sprinting phase, so I’m not sure what pace I ran it at. Saturday I ran 6 miles on the trail near us.
Total miles run this year: 407.7 miles
Sunday: Hamburgers and sweet potato Fries
Monday: Crockpot Pizza Casserole
Tuesday: Pirate Game
Wednesday: Tilapia with Crab Meat with broccoli
Thursday: Life Group
Friday: Fettuccine Alfredo
Saturday: Chicken Wraps
And that’s it. Have a great day!