I’m continuing to add HIIT from 12 minute athlete and Planks to my routine, and it is going well. I can feel myself getting stronger as I do the exercises on the HIIT routine, however the planks are becoming increasingly hard as the time goes up. I have started to divide the time between sets of planks.
This is how my week lined out…
Sunday – 8 miles steady (average pace 10:26) & 1 min 40 sec plank
Monday – 1 min, 45 sec plank
Tuesday – 4 miles easy + strides (4x 20 sec. with 2 min recovery) & 2 min plank (1 min x 2)
Wednesday – HIIT & 2 min 5 sec plank (45 sec x 2, 35 sec x 1)
Thursday – 6 miles (4×1 mi fast, 2 min recovery)
My legs were a little sore from the HIIT yesterday… thinking it was the walking lunges that did it to me. I was not in the mood for a speed workout that day, but I kept after it and was glad I did. Although, to be honest, thoughts of these steamed vegetable dumplings are what got me through the workout!
Friday – HIIT & 2 min 10 sec plank (45 sec x 2, 40 sec x 1)
Saturday – Easy 5 miles (11:22 average pace)
TOTAL Miles = 23