Last Week’s Workouts

Last week’s workouts were wacky. This week’s workouts have been all about being social. For years, I only ran by myself and was totally fine with it. Now, I really enjoy running with others. It makes the time go by so much faster. After years of saying it wasn’t for me despite almost all of my local running friends being members, I finally joined a running club. Now I’m meeting even more running buddies and loving the variety.

Monday

6 easy pace miles. I usually cross train and strength training on Monday but when my friend Annie said she could run, I ran. It’s been forever since we had run together or even had a chance to catch up so I happily switched my running days.

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Tuesday

9 miles, 8:20 average pace. My running buddy and I picked up the pace on a relatively flat route for an out and back. Well, relatively flat for our area. There’s not many routes you can run that are completely pancake flat. The kicker about this route is that the last 2 miles have rolling hills with a bigger hill that always kicks my butt. It’s a long gradual hill that sucks the life out of you. Ok, maybe just me because it’s usually at the tail end of my run. I added 4 x 20 second strides in at the end for a good time.

Morning Flow yoga class was especially appreciated to work out the kinks in my calves.

P.M. core work

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Wednesday

30 minutes recumbent bike followed up with 30 minutes of THIS strength workout. A bonus of working out at home? I can hog ALL the equipment.

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Thursday

Morning Flow Yoga class – I think we spent a solid 5 minutes in Pigeon. LOVE!

6 miles, 11:35 average pace. We got 4-5 inches of snow on Wednesday. Visions of a snowshoe run danced through my head. A bunch of us made a date to meet up at the trails in the afternoon to do just that. Mother Nature had other visions when the temps reached the 40s with bright sunshine. No snowshoe running but it was a great evening to run on the trails with microspikes. That is until afterwards when my feet were so numb from all the slush and snow. It was still lots of fun!

P.M. core work

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Friday

11 miles, 8:50 average pace. This run kicked my butt. Numerous things were not in my favor for this run.

I woke up at 1 a.m. starving. I tried to ignore it but I wasn’t falling back to sleep. I finally ate something but then wasn’t able to really fall back to sleep until 3 a.m. My alarm was set to go off not that much longer afterwards.

I woke up sore, tight and hungry from Thursday evenings trail run that I had run less than 12 hours before.

Our route was a ridiculously hilly route. Why were we doing this again?!?! I felt relatively good despite feeling sleepy until mile 9. My left glute and calf were tight. I was tired and wanted to be d.o.n.e.

P.M. Foam rolling like nobody’s business.

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An old picture because it was darker than dark for all of it and I had to hustle to work.

Saturday

4 miles easy recovery pace. I did something really strange today. I didn’t run in the morning. We had a few things going on and I missed my small window of opportunity to run. Instead, I set out around sunset for easy pace recovery miles. I thought a lot about the women marching around the world and all the inspiring women I know.

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Sunday

It was another day of ski club for the kids. There were a few chaotic moments (4 of the kids being separated from the group, my daughter not making it on to the chair lift and giving me a heart attack in the process – wtf!?!?!) but the day ended up really well. Ron and I took the kids up higher on the mountain with no problems. I’m always surprised at their courage and resiliency to try new things and not give up.

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In the evening, I had a special treat of attending a fundraising yoga class taught by my friend Annie. It was just what I needed to stretch out my tight calf and hips and to be ready for another week of training.

This week was fun but I need to get my FOMO in check. I need to remember to just say NO…but it’s hard when it’s so fun!

Linking up with Ilka for the weekly wrap up.

How was your week in workouts?

Are you a social runner?

10 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. What a week!! I was feeling your pain with that waking up hungry and then running 11 miles – ugh!!! But YOU DID IT and I’m sure, this week, you will do it again. I’m hoping for more snow around here too – well, when I get back from Hawaii 🙂

    Definitely love skiing with the kids and their fearlessness!! But the chairlift gives me a heart attack regardless…*sigh* glad everything turned out ok!!
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  2. There is a Oakley on the running store a one minute drive or 15 minute walk from my house. I did a half marathon yesterday. I am going there today to find me a run group. I don’t care if I’m powerwalking at the back 🙂

  3. I abstained from running with others for a very very long time, and then I did it, and now I love it. There are times, of course, when I just want to run by myself, but it is an amazing experience to run with others!

  4. Nice work! Your mileage is climbing up! I’ve been getting better about making social runs fit in my schedule too- and loving it!

  5. Running with friends is definitely fun. I used to run with my running group and running friends when we were living in NYC. Then we moved to South Florida and I have been running on my own for the last 2 years now. Good running company is awesome though. It’s great when people inspire you to push more and harder!! I’m sure you’re going to enjoy your new running club!! I love the light reflectors of your running gear – you can never be safe enough. Thanks for mentioning how you woke up in the night starving after intense running. It happened to me before and I think I never read about it anywhere until now. It happens when I push my body hard during a run, especially hill training – just like you mentioned as well. Amazing how in the hours after an intense run your body still keeps burning so many calories throughout the night that you wake up from it. Awesome running log Angela! Have a great (workout) week!

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