Last week’s workouts saw one negative and one positive.
My plantar fascia flared up again after my run on Thursday. I was hobbling around for most of the day afterwards.
I gave my heel extra attention, took two days off in a row from running, and I was able to crank out 13.1 miles on Sunday with hardly any heel discomfort. And then I jumped into a Parents vs. Kids soccer immediately afterward. I think that’s a win!
TRX mountain climbers
Half-kneeling cable lift
Single leg deadlift w/ shoulder press
Single leg squats
Decline push up
Side lunge with touch
Standing single arm low cable row
40 minutes Elliptical w/ 8 x 60 sec bursts, 60 sec recovery
7 mile trail run, 12:09 avg pace, 236 ft elev gain
Over the weekend, a friend had mentioned the Sweet Trail and I instantly knew I needed to plan a run there this week. I purposely kept things super slow out of fear of falling and/or rolling an ankle on the rocks. There were so many leaves down that things were slippery too. I wasn’t able to do the whole duration of the out and back trail because of time constraints but I had a great time enjoying the cool, fall weather.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
DB bench press
DB pull overs
Barbell bench squats
Single leg deadlift to bench step ups
Cable bent over row
Split stance cable chop
40 minutes Arc Trainer w/ 60 second bursts, 90 second recovery
6.2 miles run, 8:47 avg pace, 299 ft elev gain
This run was a struggle from the beginning. My legs were ridiculously sore from the previous days strength session. Kyle and I had planned to do a “comfortably hard” paced workout. Well, comfortably hard was a lot slower than we had hoped. We’ll just consider it a nice effort and call it good.
It doesn’t help that Ron and I have been staying up late to watch The Haunting of Hill House every night this week. My mind was seriously playing tricks on me because of that show. If you enjoy scary, this show is for you! Although the ending was kind of disappointing to me.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
60 minute Hip Hop Yoga Flow
I originally had planned on Friday being a gym day but my body wanted to sleep in a little. That extra hour was needed! Especially since I was going to a Hip Hop Yoga class later that night. You guys. This was SO much fun once again. The music was amazing (90s hip hop and some new) thanks to a live DJ. Our teacher is also an MC and treated us to a free-style rap near the end of class. So cool!
And when your friend suggests dressing up for the class in the spirit of Halloween, you pull together your best 90’s hip hop outfit you can. I really wish I would have kept my oversized overalls from ’96! Lol!
Rumor has it that the next class will be under black lights with neon body paint. Woohoo!
Rest Day…especially after going out for drinks after Hip Hop Yoga. 😉
13.15 mile run, 9:13 avg/pace, 679 ft elev gain
After Saturday’s Nor’easter, I was really hoping that the wind and rain would be done on Sunday. The weather on my phone says it was. When I stepped outside, I realized it had not. Thankfully, it was much less so than Saturday with only a little mist. I met up with Kyle and Kailey for an easy pace run on the hilliest route in town. It was Kyle’s first time running 12 miles! And it was our last long run before the Seacoast Half in 2 weeks. I can’t wait for her to cross her first 13.1 off her bucket list!
Immediately after running, I ate, showered and changed before heading to the soccer fields for a end of season Parents vs. Kids soccer game. I happily played Defender (less running) but somehow ended up Striker at some point. My legs felt fine during the game. It was afterwards that all I wanted to do was do Legs Up the Wall for the rest of the day.
How was your week in workouts?
Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.