Despite not being in serious training, I do like to set goals and keep myself accountable! Although I didn’t blog about it, I set some goals for myself in February:
- Run 3 days a week minimum, with 1 long run (over 8 miles)
- Strength Train 3 days a week (Pilates or Barre)
- Yoga 1 time a week
Overall, February goals went really well! I did more strength training this month than November-January combined.
I purchased an 8 class Pilates package and then was offered unlimited classes with Fitn, so it has been easy to find motivation to work out. Also Asia has been joining me for the Fitn classes (she’s also a member) so we have had each other to rely on to get out of bed for 6 a.m. classes.
Running in February went well. Some bad runs, some great ones. I’m not doing speedwork or tempo runs or anything – just running for fun and when I feel like it. It has been nice!
February was all about variety and trying new things. My recap of workouts says it all:
- Miles Run: 87 (10 runs including 1 half marathon and 2 long runs)
- Barre Classes: 4 (3 Xtend Barre, 1 Dailey Method)
- Pilates Classes: 7 (Club Pilates)
- Yoga Classes: 3 (2 Yoga 6, 1 Core Power Yoga)
- Spin Class: 1 (Rush Studio)
- Strength Class (Tri-Strength at Rehab United): 1
- Hikes: 2 (12 miles)
That’s a total of 28 workouts in 28 days (I did take a few rest days but had a few double days) and 7 different types of workouts! I’m really loving it so far and I feel like I’m already seeing results. One goal I have is to really strengthen my glutes and legs – I think I’ve been babying them in favor of keeping them fresh for my runs but now is the time to build up some strong muscles to carry me on my long runs and races. I definitely know that when it comes to running, my leg strength is holding me back.
My goal for March is similar to February. I’d like to continue to strength train 3 days a week (thinking 1 day Pilates, 2 days Xtend Barre), 1 yoga session a week and at least 3 runs per week. And of course finish the Zion Half Marathon with a smile on my face! And anything else that comes along is bonus! We’ll be doing some hiking in Zion before and after the race too.
When you’re not in serious training, do you still set goals?
Cecilia @ MommiesRun
It looks like you had a great February! I always like to set goals for myself regardless of whether I’m training or not, just to keep myself honest. Otherwise I might slack off!
Leslie @ Triathlete Treats
Great February! I love that you are doing lots of different work outs!! I think that you are smart doing that! You are getting stronger and you aren’t getting burnt out with running!! 🙂
I sometimes have goals but loose goals while not training!! I think with goals there is pressure. If I am not “training” it is hard to come up with goals!