I did my run as planned yesterday – a personal 5k on the treadmill. I finished in a personal best of 28:42! it made me wonder what my speed would have been in a real race outside. I wonder whether my mental toughness is developed enough to push faster? I definitely wasn’t completely worn out from the run, so I think I could have gone faster. Only one way to find out! Hopefully I’ll get to race in a 5k and 10k before the half-marathon this spring.
Today, I decided to do NROLW Stage 5, workout B.
A. Barbell Romanian deadlift/bent-over row – 3 sets of 4 reps @ 85 lbs, 120s RI
B1. Partial single-leg squat – 3 sets of 4 reps @ BW, 120s RI
B2. Wide grip lat pulldown – 3 sets of 4 reps @ 75/80/80 lbs, 120s RI
C1. Back extension – 3 sets of 4 @ 25 lbs, 120s RI
C2. YTWL – 3 sets of 4 @ 10 lbs, 120s RI
D1. Swiss ball crunch – 3 sets of 4 @ 20 lbs, 120s RI
D2. Hip flexion – 3 sets of 4 @ BW, 120s RI
D3. Lateral flexion – 3 sets of 4 @ BW, 120s RI
E. Prone Cobra – 3 sets of 120s @ BW, 120s RI
Then I did my 15 minutes HIIT on the treadmill and kept running till 4.25 miles. I was supposed to run a full 6-8 miles, but I just wasn’t feeling it today. I know that’s a terrible excuse, but so it goes.
I’m still planning to count calories this week. And to hold me accountable, I’ll post them here for every day this week. I aim for about 2300 calories per day with a 30/30/40 split of protein/fat/carbs. Let’s see what I’m at, shall we?