Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts started off strong and then went south on Wednesday.  It never fails that I get ill every October.  Hopefully, this is just a small blip and I’ll be feeling healthy again soon.


Strength training:

Plank w/ cable pull down

Reverse lunge with KB rack

TRX inverted row

Single leg deadlift w/ KB

Decline push ups

Running woman off bench

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

30 minutes Elliptical with 60 sec sprints/90 sec recovery x 6

I picked up a new book at the library last week, Strong (affiliate link). I mostly checked it out for some new workout ideas but after reading it, I’m going to loosely follow the plan just for something different. The plank w/ cable pull is freaking hard.  Great stabilizer for sure. My lower abs were feeling it the next couple of days.


5 mile run, 8:42 avg pace

The plan was to run 1.5 easy miles followed with 1 min on/1 min off x 6-8, followed with easy miles.  It was pouring rain and my glutes were toast from Monday’s workout.  I was feeling kind of groggy (foreshadowing to what happened on Wednesday?) the first 1.5 miles but tried to pick it up as much as I could.  Kyle and I flew through the first 5 but then got to talking and missed the next minute…or 5.  So we had a little longer recovery.  Opps.  We pulled off another repeat to finish it off.  Note to self: don’t lift heavy the day before Fartleks.

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Strength training:

Side plank with cable row

TRX lunge and touch

DB bench press

Goblet squats

Standing single arm cable row

Arc Trainer 10 mins

I woke up feeling kind of meh Wednesday morning. As I made my way to the gym, I was mostly feeling ok. Not high energy, just ok. I did a 5 minute warm up on the Arc trainer followed by some strength training.  When I went back to the Arc Trainer for cardio, I lasted 5 minutes.  I had zero energy and wanted to lay down.  And my stomach started to hurt.

From there, things went south.  Aches, chills, nausea, no appetite and so tired. I spent the next 24 hours in bed except for the time it took me to drop my daughter off at soccer and to pick her up.

Blah.  That was not fun.

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Rest day…unless you count the top to bottom disinfecting of my house.

My plan called for a run but I had the residual of not eating or drinking much on Wednesday.  That and I was in a fog from so much sleep for most of the day.


5 mile trail run, 11:14 avg/pace, 408 ft elev gain

By Friday I was feeling pretty much back to normal. I wanted some trail time so I opted for running after work.  I usually don’t want to do anything but sit down after a day of being on my feet at work but the promise of soft dirt and quiet motivated me to change into my running clothes.  I took it nice and easy and enjoyed the gorgeous afternoon.


7.5 mile run, 9:17 avg/pace, 448 ft elev gain

I have one word to describe this run: suck.  Everything about this run sucked from the very beginning.  My legs felt like lead and my breathing was more difficult than it should have been.  I thought for sure I’d feel better after the first mile or two.  Nope.  It lasted the whole time.  Even though I was aiming for an easy pace, even easy felt hard.

I planned for 8-9 but cut it short at 7.5 because I just wasn’t feeling it.  And besides, I had to get home, shower and pack up for an all day soccer tournament.

I’m thinking that spending the day in bed on Wednesday and not eating or drinking practically anything for almost 24 hours, was still messing with my body.  That and I ran 5 miles about 12 hours earlier.  I’m not used to back to back runs like that.

Nevertheless, that run was horrible.

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Morning Flow Yoga

20 minute walk with Coop and the fam

I woke up Sunday not feeling 100%.  My throat was kind of sore and my body felt stiff.  I decided to not run at all. Instead it was an easy day of yoga and walking before spending day 2 at the soccer tournament.

How was your week in workouts?

Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.

11 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. UGH…getting sick is NOT fun. I had an easy Sunday as well…after Friday’s rainy 10-miler (early evening, after work), Saturday’s 9+ hours of car-riding (and 4 hours of football stadium “sitting”), my legs (glutes/hammies) needed some down time. I did a 2-mile walk (right out of bed), and that’s it.

  2. So sorry that you weren’t feeling well this week 🙁 A few people at my job were also sick last week so maybe something is going around now. Regardless, hope you are feeling better now!

  3. We are actually seeing the flu here in the Midwest, the real flu, and I wonder if that’s what you had? Poor you. It’s just too early in the season to be so sick. I’m sure that bad run was a consequence being down. Take it easy on yourself. This is going to be a better week. <3

  4. I hope you are feeling better! When the kids were young, returning to school seemed to trigger a wave of sickness in our house. Thanks for linking!

  5. Ugh, bummer! Whatever you had made it’s way south because that’s how I’ve been feeling these last few days. Glad that’s behind you!

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