Workouts ... last week today - April 3

Continuing my training for my upcoming half marathons.  Still doing the 30 day Plank challenge.  Even though I am dividing up the overall time on the planks, I feel like I holding them with more control and strength. I am letting go of feeling defeated by splitting up the time.

This is how my week lined out...

Sunday - Steady 9 miles (10:54 average pace & 2 min 10 sec plank (45 sec x 2, 40 sec x 1)

Monday - 2 min, 20 sec planks (50 sec, 45 sec x 2)

Tuesday - 4 miles easy + strides & 2 min, 25 sec planks (50 sec x 2, 45 sec)

3.29 run

Wednesday - Rest... my body needed a day off, all I wanted to do was curl up and go to bed, unfortunately I had work and family commitments.

Thursday - 6 miles easy (average pace 10:55) & 2 min, 30 sec planks (50 sec x 3) Today was a little rough getting motivated to go, was cramping and aching for most of the day, but needed to get out and run for my sanity!

Friday - 5 miles easy (average pace 11:09), HIIT, & 2 min, 30 sec planks (55 sec x1, 50 sec x 2)

4.01 hiit

Saturday - Today my cross train was picking up trash at Trash Bash for 2 1/2 hours.  Trash Bash is a great event across the greater Houston area to clean up the waterways. 2 min, 35 sec plank (55 sec x 2, 50 sec x1)

TOTAL miles = 24

I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap, plus Nicole, Annmarie, Angelena Marie, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday.

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  1. We could use a trash bash here. As I was running home from the bike path today, I was stunned at all the trash along the roadside. I even saw a diaper...ewww...

  2. I don't plank every day, but try to add 5-10 seconds when I do (maybe 3 times a week?). Holy moly -- time moves so slow when you plank. I was quite sore after my last one. I've never considered dividing the time. It sure would make it more manageable. Thanks for that idea. Trash Bash sounds like a wonderful event to participate in. Every city needs one of those. Thanks for linking with us Vicki.

  3. Great week! When I was in physical therapy and they had me doing planks, they had me do sets of 8-12 seconds each, so I don't think there's anything wrong with breaking them up, and it can be better if you are using better form than you would for a longer time. Nice runs too!

  4. Great job on those planks! It's always encouraging when you start to feel stronger after doing them for awhile... helps you keep going for sure.

  5. Jennifer @ Dashing in StyleApril 4, 2016 at 5:04 AM

    Awesome job on the planks! And yes, sometimes running really IS needed for our sanity!

  6. Great job! I don't do planks often enough - I need to get on it!

  7. I was doing really well with my planking, then.... not sure what got me out of the daily habit. I try not to go 2-3 days without doing them but I could get back to daily ones. I started with 1 minute and just added a few seconds and got up to 1.5 minutes. Not near what a lot of people can do but I did notice getting to 1 minute was a lot easier than when I started. I don't think planks are ever just easy IMO! Thanks for linking up Vicki!

  8. Looks like an awesome week of workouts- love the idea of the Trash Bash!! Thanks for linking up and sharing! :)

  9. sweetandstrongblogApril 6, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Love the plank challenges even though I have yet to try one. They are definitely one of the best ab exercises.