Before I get into last week’s workouts, I need to vent about Strava. How come all of my runs average out way faster than my Epson watch? For instance, my run on Saturday, I ran while my kids were on their bikes. According to my watch when I glanced down at the first mile, my average pace was 9:30. When the run got uploaded to Strava after I was done, it said my first mile was a 9:00. That’s a pretty large difference! I feel like my watch is correct because it definitely felt on the slower side.
I’m too lazy to look up data from two different Apps so for all the paces listed below, it’s from Strava. The data may or may not be accurate. Thanks for making things complicated, Strava!
30 minutes Bike
20 minutes Stepmill
DB bench press
DB pull over
Decline plank/crossover touch
Smith press bench step ups
Eccentric pull ups
Banded pull ups
Morning Flow Yoga
5.1 mile progression run, 8:37 avg pace, 265 ft elev gain
I really wasn’t feeling this run. I hesitated waking up when my alarm went off. It was super foggy and my glutes were so sore from Monday’s workout. The first mile, like always, I was slow to warm up. When mile 2 beeped, I flipped my thoughts and said, “Let’s go!”. I didn’t have an intended pace, I just wanted to run faster with each mile. I mostly achieved it except for mile 3 and mile 5 when I hit mega hills that slowed the pace a bit. Not surprisingly, I felt a ton better by the time I was done.
Morning Flow Yoga
7.2 mile run on rolling hills and 1:00 pick ups @ every mile, 8:33 avg/pace, 464 ft elev gain
Kyle and I met up for a dose of ALL the hills in town. To make it even more fun, we threw in 1:00 min pick ups at every mile. We were having telemetry issues at work so I ended up with the day off from work. Good thing…I was tired after this workout. A nap was calling my name in the afternoon!
5.2 mile trail run, 11:11 avg pace, 412 ft elev gain
It was an absolutely beautiful spring day so I took full advantage of some trail time. I’m so glad I did because I got to enjoy the smell of sunshine baked pine needles. If you have never smelled that smell before, you are missing out. It reminds me of being a kid in Michigan woods.
cable pull with reverse lunge
TRX single arm row/reach
KB grocery bag carry
KB plank/pull thru
KB goblet squat
med ball squat toss/jump plank
eccentric pull ups
10.2 mile run, 8:49 avg/pace, 513 avg elev gain
You know the Sarah Marie Design Studios wine glass that says, “This wine tastes like I’m skipping my morning run?”
It’s very accurate.
I had a little too much wine, stayed up a little too late and had a whole lot of fun Friday night hanging with my mom squad at book club. Yes, book club. I know…#ThisIs40. Anyway, I opted to sleep more rather than getting up super early before all the Saturday morning kid activities to get my run in. Once gymnastics, baseball and soccer were over with, I took a nap and eventually rallied myself enough to tackle a run.
The kids rode their bikes with me for the first 3 miles before I did 7 alone in the rain. Maybe running in the afternoon isn’t so bad?
I slept in. We went out to brunch. We hung out at the beach. I ate ice cream. I took a nap. I just wasn’t feeling a run today so I listened to my body and took another rest day. I guess it was my Mother’s Day gift to myself.
Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.
How was your week in workouts?