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Monday: I went to the gym and did weights for upper body. I did 30 minutes. I used the machines plus did biceps and triceps with free weights. (I forgot to do back exercises.)
Tuesday: I used the elliptical for 21 minutes while reading. I was on a strict time table by the time I went to the gym so I didn't have time to go longer.
Wednesday (10/4): I again went to the gym. I used the elliptical for a 10 minute warm-up then did weights for my legs. It was my first leg weight routine in probably a couple months. I only worked out for a half hour but since it was my first leg workout in awhile, I didn't want to overdo it. I did leg curl, leg extension, squats, and lunges. I can't believe it actually took that long to lift but I did time it.
Thursday: I ran and I did weights.
Then I had 4 rest days in a row. I guess I couldn't have my good start to October continue.
Tuesday: I ran 2.16 miles. I also did weights and foam roller later in the day.
Wednesday: I ran with Hilary at Bay Trail. I had to make her stop running at 3 miles because I've been too much of a slacker lately. We walked the last mile back to the car.
Then I had 2 rest days
Saturday: I did elliptical and weights.
Then I had 3 rest days in a row. (I'm a slacker.)
Wednesday (10/17): I ran with Hilary. It was really hot. We decided to do a smaller loop because it was so hot. California weather spoils us and 86 degrees was just too hot.
Thursday: I ran right before lunch for a quick 1 mile. Then later in the day I went to the gym and used the elliptical, did weights, and ran .5 miles on the treadmill.
Then I had 2 rest days again!
Sunday: I ran with Hilary and already posted that. We did a total of 5.16 miles but walked .5 of that.
Total Miles: 17.28 miles
That's 3 weeks of running and that mileage total is actually less than any of the plans week 8 training.
If I was actually keeping track the run on 10/21 should have ended week 13 of training. Good thing I wasn't able to do the race or I might have died trying to finish it. I am so out of shape. At least I am lifting weights more and doing some cross training. I'm not getting the miles in but at least I'm doing something. I'm still doing less than I want to but I'm getting back into it. September was an awful month and I'm trying to get back into it.