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?