Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were all about recovery from the Seacoast Half Marathon.  I don’t have any other races lined up (except for the family Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving) for the rest of the year so all my miles are now just for fun.

Monday

Rest day

Tuesday

Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi was just what I needed post race.  My quads and hips were feeling a little stiff so thankfully Heather had us doing tons of lunges, wide legged forward folds, twists and an extraordinary pigeon pose that hit the spot.

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Wednesday

30 minutes Elliptical with 60 sec sprints, 60 sec recovery x 10

10 minutes Stepmill

Strength training:

Bench press

Eccentric pull ups

Banded pull ups

TRX pull and reach

Single leg deadlift to bench step up

Thrusters

Rope pull with reverse lunge

Plank with KB pull thru

Side plank to single leg balance

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Thursday

5.3 mile run, 8:49 avg pace

Today was the first day that I felt like running since the race.  Three days off from running was plenty.  It just so happened that it was also the coldest morning of the season so far, 17 degrees with a real feel of 13 thanks to the wind.  I resisted the urge to wear every single top and settled on a long sleeve, a thicker half zip and a light shell.  It’s always a shock to step out into the cold like that but I warmed up nicely.

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Friday

Rest day

I was bummed that I missed out on a snowy run but I opted for extra sleep. There will be more snow days no doubt about it!

Saturday

3 mile run

Strength training:

Bosu lunges (front and reverse)

Bosu burpees

Side plank to single leg balance

Eccentric pull ups

Bosu balance exercises

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Sunday

10.7 miles, 8:41 avg pace, 601 ft elevation gain

My original plan was to meet up with some friends for 8 or so miles.  My friends were running 14 so I’d thought I’d tag along for a portion.  A funny thing happened.  Eight turned to almost 11.  Whoops!  I felt good, the conversation was good and the hills were plenty.

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And then I had to get the whole group in on a runfie (first pic at the top) after they razzed me about my Instagram feed.  Watch, now that they saw the behind the scenes, they’ll be posting their own runfies.  Hahaha!

How was your week in workouts?

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

30 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. What a great week of workouts! I picked sleep over a workout this week too but I did get to run while it snowed the entire time during my half marathon last Sunday and LOVED it! <3

  2. HA HA – I love the group runfie!! And I’m sure they will catch the social media bug now too but I hope they know they will never have as many followers as you 🙂
    Love that you’re back at it and when you can run 11 miles chatting – perfection!! Let’s hope the snow continues to fall (or at least the temps do so they can make it in the mountains!) and the satisfaction of warming yourself up after a few chilly miles. Yay winter!!
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    1. It’s been requested that I do an Instagram tutorial over cider soon. I don’t know if I want to spill all my social media secrets. Lol! We are getting 3-6 inches of snow tonight/tomorrow. It’s early so I hope this isn’t it for winter.

  3. Great post-race week of activity! I love how much you embrace crosstraining. It does a body good! Yes, plenty of snow coming your way in the future I’m sure, so no worries on missing it now.

  4. Looks like you had a good recovery week! Those runs were it is almost effortless to keep going further than planned are the best. It was a bummer to miss out on the first snowy run of the season but like you said, there will be so many more opportunities!

    1. My almost 11 miler was because the route that we planned was supposed to be shorter but Strava mapped it wrong. Whoops! It was either keep running or walk the remainder distance back to my car. Lol!

  5. That almost 11 miler is a good sign that you recovered well! Miles feel so much easier with friends. Enjoy the Turkey Trot this week- I’m hosting this year so it’s not going to happen.

  6. Ok, so who is the Chicago marathoner in your group? I love the shirt. Someone in my running group was sporting last week. It makes me want to run the marathon again. Oh, I have so many other reasons too. Sigh.

    That triangle pose is perfect!!!

  7. I had a very low-key week, fitness-wise (and not much guilt in doing so LOL). I try to run at least every third day (if not every-other), but I had a 4-day gap last week. Oh well…my body was tired and I knew it needed rest.

  8. I repeat my workout every week as: 30 Minute of Recovery Yoga + 8 Minute Abs on Monday; 5 miles running on Tuesday; 30 minute strength workout on Wednesday; 4 miles workout for Thursday; 30 minutes of cross training on Friday and a run of 6 miles for Saturday.
    If you ask me how’ about Sunday. Oh well, I like a lie-in until noon on Sunday mornings.

  9. It is so inspiring to see that you have a group of people to help you do what to do best, exercise! I sometimes wish my family and friends were like that too. Anywho, I will be the one needing a great recovery after I try this. Could you create a programme specifically for upper inner thigh weight loss? Currently, I am use this https://bit.ly/2TudvZX and it has changed my life thus far! I highly recommend it !

  10. It is so inspiring to see that you have a group of people to help you do what to do best, exercise! I sometimes wish my family and friends were like that too. Anywho, I will be the one needing a great recovery after I try this. Could you create a programme specifically for upper inner thigh weight loss? Currently, I am use this https://bit.ly/2TudvZX and it has changed my life thus far!

  11. It is so inspiring to see that you have a group of people to help you do what to do best, exercise! I sometimes wish my family and friends were like that too. Anywho, I will be the one needing a great recovery after I try this. Could you create a programme specifically for upper inner thigh weight loss? Currently, I am use this https://bit.ly/2TudvZX and it has changed my life thus far! I highly recommend it !

  12. It is so inspiring to see that you have a group of people to help you do what to do best, exercise! I sometimes wish my family and friends were like that too. Anywho, I will be the one needing a great recovery after I try this. Could you create a programme specifically for upper inner thigh weight loss? Currently, I am use this https://bit.ly/2TudvZX and it has changed my life thus far!

  13. The group run looks like a ton of fun (as evidenced by your runfie!). But seeing the snow piled up is such a shocker to this southern gal. I’m still in tank tops most days. I hope you enjoyed the turkey trot. Thanks for linking!

  14. I have been practicing home for many days but there has not been any improvement. I am studying your article and it is good. From next week I will exercise according to this routine.

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