Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

Last week’s workouts were back on track.

Well, not actually ON a track but back to normal after the flu-like virus I had the previous week. A few years ago I the track grew on me now I shudder at running on it.  Isn’t it funny how our likes ebb and flow?


5 mile run, 8:53 avg pace, 248 ft elev gain

After a suck-tastic run on Saturday, this run was a complete opposite.  My legs felt light, breathing normal with no effort and easy. The bad runs help us appreciate the good runs.

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Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

Strength training:

Alternating plank/side plank

Cable chop

Barbell squats

KB step ups

Single leg deadlift

Eccentric pull ups

Assisted pull ups w/ band

TRX push ups

Med ball squat toss

Cardio intervals on Elliptical: 10 minutes easy, 60 sec sprint, 90 sec recover x 6, 10 minutes easy


5 mile run, 8:32 avg pace, 187 ft elev gain

Kyle and I met up for a tempo run with 1.5 easy miles followed by 2.5 miles at a comfortably hard pace, 1 mile easy.  It’s hard to judge comfortably hard miles while running in the dark.  My mind is on so many other things, like not falling, that I have to remind my legs to keep up the pace. Comparing this run to a similar one we did a couple of weeks ago, our paces are slightly slower but there was a ton of puddles and branches from the all day rain on Tuesday that we were trying to avoid.

And it was humid and warm.  What happened to the real October weather?

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Strength training:

Plank pull down

Alternating side plank

Single arm KB deadlift

DB bench press

Barbell split squats

1/2 kneeling x pull down

TRX tricep ext/bicep curl

Cardio intervals on Step mill: 5 minutes easy, 60 sec sprints, 90 sec recovery x 6, 10 minutes easy


5 mile run, 8:50 avg pace, 244 ft elev gain

An easy run that turned into a progression run when I realized I misjudged my distance and had to book it back home in time to shower and get ready for work.  Opps!


Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

Remember a few months ago when Kyle and I tried to take our first Orangetheory class and we were turned away because it was an “advanced” class of 90 minutes and not suitable for beginners?  We spontaneously decided to try it again (a 60 minute class this time) Saturday morning.  Guess what?  We got turned away AGAIN! This time it was because we were there 15 minutes before class started NOT 30 minutes.  I can understand if we were given an explanation of why we had to be there 30 minutes ahead but there was nothing.  The front desk people were not nice.  Bad news for them because I can probably guarantee there won’t be a third time we’ll try.  And you probably lost out on two new memberships.  Oh well!

Instead, we hit up a yoga class at my studio.  It was crazy packed – over 50 people at least.  Just what we needed after the Orangetheory business.

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9 mile run, 9:05 avg pace, 337 ft. elev gain

I met up with the K’s (Kyle and Kailey) to run part of the Seacoast Half Marathon course to give Kyle an idea of the course(it’ll be her first half marathon!).  It was a chilly 34 degrees at the start but I refused to ditch the shorts.  I can’t quit you yet!

We made a point finish on the South St. hill just like the race does.  There is just something cruel about a race that ends on a hill. My legs were feeling quite fatigued at the end but it was nowhere near the suckfest that was last weekend’s long run attempt.

How was your week in workouts?

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

23 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. There is something TOTALLY cruel about a race ending on hill…indeed! How about a rather hilly marathon that has a hill at the 25-mile mark, and another doozy at the 25.5 mark? Yes. I kid you not LOL That was my reality yesterday 😉

  2. That’s pretty ridiculous that you needed to be at the Orangetheory class 30 minutes before it starts! Glad you were feeling better this week. Races that end on a hill are tough but it is helpful to train for it and to know its coming!

  3. I seriously cannot believe that about OT!!! That sucks because it’s such a great workout but I would never blame you for not going back after two different ridiculous attempts!! People are too dumb to use common sense. I mean, seriously?
    So glad your runs got (sort of) back on track and you even pushed out a 9 miler in shorts!! OMG! I’m such a wimp. I had capris, a long sleeve and gloves on for my 5.5 on Sunday in Vermont. LOL!
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    1. And why not just explain what needs to be done for the 30 minutes beforehand?!?!

      I thought I’d be freezing on my run but my legs felt great. And my upper body was a little too warm with a long sleeve and a wind breaker type vest. Of course, I had gloves on. I’ve been wearing those since the temps dipped under 60 degrees.

  4. I’m tired just reading all of your workouts this week!

    I’ve never heard that about OT! Having to be there 30 mins is a little bit absurd and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t try to go back for the 3rd time.

  5. Whaaaat is up with OTF? I’ve never heard that before. Is it just your OTF or are they all like that? I wouldn’t go back either. Stupid.

    Nice week for you! I just love that you and Kylie are together again.

    1. It’s so weird. Especially that neither one of us is really a beginner exerciser. And I’ve been working in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years so…their loss. And yes! I’m so happy to be running more with Kailey again!

  6. Sounds like your OTF is going thru some growing pains. Shenanigans like the 30 minute rule would drive me away for sure. Glad you’re feeling better!

  7. Yikes- that does not make Orange Theory look good! I’ve never been to one, but I wonder if they are all that strict? Bummer! Otherwise, I’m glad your workouts were back on track!

    1. I’m not sure about others but from the response I’ve been getting, I’m assuming no. It’s so weird and not good business for them.

  8. That’s ridiculous about Orange Theory! I don’t blame you for not trying again after that. Great week of runs though! I’m refusing to ditch the shorts yet, even though some mornings have been in the 30s. This morning there’s a freeze warning, so I might have to wear capris. I just know there’s months of tights weather to come!

    1. It was 34 degrees when we started out but the sun was warm so that helped a lot. And probably wearing tall compression socks. I usually don’t like wearing tall socks but lately I’ve liked it. Weird.

  9. Ah, this is my third attempt to comment- I keep getting a SPAM error??

    That is just ridiculous about OTF- who has time to get there 30 minutes early??

    1. Ugh! I’m so sorry about the comment headache. Someone else told me they were being sent to SPAM. I’ll look into it. Blog problems!

  10. Were there already too many people scheduled at OTF? Otherwise, it’s ridiculous to be there that early. I know what you mean about paying attention in the dark. I ran over/was scraped by the same limb twice (loop one and loop two) this morning. I finally remembered to move over on the third loop. Duh. Your long run sounds heavenly with friends and great weather! Thanks for linking.

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