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.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
Alternating plank/side plank
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?
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.
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.