Monday, August 9, 2010

Plan for 8/16-9/18

I am working on my plan for next week, and the next month. I need a plan so I have an assignment to complete. I want to run 4 days per week. I hoping to start at 30 and work my way up to 45 minutes 3 days a week. Then one day I want to work on running faster. I am so not a competitive person, I really need to pay attention to challenge myself to run faster. So using the treadmill or taking the GPS I want to try to pick up the pace a little. Maybe not run quite so long, but try to get a feel for a faster pace. Of course I am shooting for somewhere between 11 and 12 minute miles here, so it is not like I will be doing "speed drills." Plus I want to keep up my pilates and upperbody workout. So the plan for 8/16 through 9/18:

  1. Run 30-45 minutes 3 days/wk
  2. Run "faster" 1 day per week
  3. Pilates DVD 3 days/week
  4. upper body workout (here), 2 days/wk

Plus on off running day I may throw in some bike rides. It helps to keep getting up and getting out there at the crack of dawn. I don't want to get used to sleeping in again.


  1. Debbie, you're doing GREAT!!! Be careful that you don't do too much too fast. I don't need to tell you this-but I will anyway!! Listen to your body. Be very aware of what it's saying to you. I'm so excited to be a witness to your transformation!! I'm so glad you changed your statement from "only 8 pounds" to "8 pounds!!" That is a whole baby!! And to be able to wear a favorite skirt?!! Keep up the great work! :D

  2. I had to giggle. None of my babies were as tiny as 8 lbs lol. (Both were well over 9) I am so blessed as a PT to have developed fairly good body awareness, and a healthy fear of over doing it, but I will continue to be careful.