Manic Monday – 01/26/15

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This was a killer week.  Between running, fitness classes, and intense jump roping/dancing rehearsals, I logged 6 workouts this week.

Monday 01/19/15:  3 easy treadmill miles; 3ish hours of jumping rope at rehearsal.  This was a TERRIBLE idea.  Cue death by exhaustion.

Tuesday 01/20/15:  Well-earned REST DAY!  Did some stretching and rolling to relax my sore muscles.

Wednesday 01/21/15:  Unscheduled rest day.  I was too tired and sore from Monday to attempt anything other than some very ginger walking around the office.  Stairs were not my friends.

Thursday 01/22/15:  10 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill to warm up; Les Mills CXWORX class (stay tuned for a post about this!).  Sneak peek:  OUCH!

Friday 01/23/15:  Still too tired and sore to run.  2ish hours of jumping rope at rehearsal. Cue death by exhaustion Part 2.

Saturday 01/24/15:  45 minute spin class (stay tuned for a post about this!).  Sneak peek:  I’ve never worked so hard in my life.

Sunday 01/25/15:  2ish hours of dancing at rehearsal.  Cue death by exhaustion Part 3.

I’m mostly joking about the death by exhaustion thing, but not totally.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a week with this many workouts.  While it was good to try new things and I feel really accomplished, I know this is not a sustainable pace.  First of all, I was too tired and sore to run at all after Monday’s back-to-back.  My body needs more recovery time.  Secondly, I mentally need more couch+Netflix time.

The focus for this week will be dialing it back a bit and finding balance between getting adequate rest and doing ALLTHEWORKOUTS!  My shins are VERY tender after all of the high impact jumping rope last week, so I plan to take it easy and not even attempt a run until at least Wednesday.

Have you ever done back-to-back workouts?  How did that go?

Do you take it easy after a tough week of training?

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13 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 01/26/15

  1. charissarunning says:

    YES! It’s definitely important to take an easy/recovery week after an especially hard week. Great job on all those workouts!! It sounds exhausting just reading about them!

  2. dgobs says:

    Wow, what a week! I’m a big fan of resting after especially intense workouts. I get injured too easily as it is… no need to tempt my body into breaking down even more 😉

    • DarlinRae says:

      Seriously, Kim, he was so cute and sweet. I’m gonna get on the waiting list to adopt a puppy who doesn’t pass the final training/test! It’s 5 years long, but I think it’s worth the wait 😀

  3. Brittany says:

    Back in the day, I did back-to-back workouts a ton. Granted, that was for sports teams and I was 12 to 18 years old (just a spring chicken!), but I was never in better shape. Sometimes I kind of want to just go for it again and see how well it works!
    …and then I remember sleep and ice cream :0D

  4. Amy says:

    I’ve done spin/run back to back workouts before, but I can’t imagine jumping rope for 3 hours. I’m pretty sure 10 minutes would do me in. I’m very impressed!

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