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workout recap 5/25/15-5/31/15

I love that it’s beach season again…

beach

It was foggy over the ocean when we first arrived yesterday morning to the point where you couldn’t see the difference between the sky and the water but otherwise, the weather was just lovely.

It’s funny – I purposely run long on Saturday mornings so that I am free to lounge around afterwards but once the warm weather season hits, I run, shower, eat and get the day moving!

Honestly, in some ways, I end up less tired and stiff than if I allow myself to relax. Go figure.

I will be back tomorrow with the start of my birthday week (with giveaways!) but in the meantime, let’s just take a look at my workouts from the week…

 weekly workout recap

*Monday*

Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 6 Easy-Paced Miles – My favorite time of day for Pure Barre is 6:00 am, in case you were wondering, right before I run.

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No one bothers me, my phone isn’t ringing, my son is asleep and it just feels right. Sometimes I have to squeeze Pure Barre in after my run or later in the morning, which is fine if it’s what I have to do, but first thing in the morning? The best.

 

*Tuesday*

 

8 Miles – Average pace @ 8:43 –  I woke up tired from being out late Monday night but I was not about to skip my run. Instead, I kept things easy until I came alive around the half way point. I definitely had a great run and ended in a better mood than when I started.

It was also the warmest run I think so far because I had that after-run sweating thing happen. You know, where you stop running and suddenly start really sweating? I actually like the feeling!

*Wednesday*

Pure Barre Studio Series & 40 Minutes Elliptical –  I remembered to insert an elliptical workout in place of an easy run this week. Once in the gym, I even took a look at the weights for a few minutes.

weights

Just a few sets to make sure I haven’t forgotten how to lift 10-lb weights since I mostly use 3-lb weights with Pure Barre.

*Thursday*

8 Miles – I talked about this awesome run in detail on Friday.

running workout

 

*Friday*

Pure Barre Mile High DVD (35 minutes) & 4 Miles – If you are unsure where to begin with Pure Barre DVD’s, I highly recommend the Mile High series. Short in duration yet hits all of the important areas -> core, abs, arms, legs and seat.

*Saturday*

15 Miles – If 15 miles can ever be classified as uneventful and routine, this was that run.

The first ten miles were completed in what seemed like a flash at an average pace of 8:41. My friend called around mile ten so I slowed a bit to chat with her until about mile 14 at which point I decided to just go one more.

I brought gummy bears with me as my fuel instead of jelly beans for change.

gummy bears

I liked the change.

 

*Sunday*

Rest day? Haven’t decided yet!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine May 31, 2015, 7:04 am

    I feel the same about getting moving after my long run. When I lay around all day I definitely don’t recover as well! I like doing my long run on Saturday so I don’t worry about it for the rest of the weekend. I haven’t been running long enough distances to require mid-run fuel lately, but last year I was really liking the Powerbar performance energy gels. I have a hard time chewing things while I am running!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 31, 2015, 5:08 pm

      Sometimes if I am running fast I don’t want to chew anything either. For the most part though, the jelly beans always worked and now I like the gummy bears for a change.

  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma May 31, 2015, 8:18 am

    Jealous of the beach! Probably the biggest thing I miss about living on LI is that I can’t get to the beach in 20 mins! Can’t believe you were on the phone chatting during your long run, that’s too funny. I did 10 yesterday and I was very ready to stop by the end.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 31, 2015, 5:08 pm

      I love talking on the phone while I run, so long as I am going at an easy enough pace. It passes the time and I get to catch up with my friends.

  • Suzy May 31, 2015, 8:35 am

    I run and talk on the phone from time to time too! I use my headset and I get a few weird looks but sometimes I gotta do it!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 31, 2015, 5:07 pm

      I always wonder if the dog walkers around me think I am nuts for appearing to talk to myself!

  • Meghan @ getoffyourbuttandrun May 31, 2015, 9:31 am

    I can’t believe you were talking on your phone while running! I’m horrible at that. I can only manage one word responses.

    The best thing I ate this weekend was a smoked pork shoulder. Then shredded and smothered in BBQ sauce. Amazing.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 31, 2015, 5:07 pm

      If I am going at an easy pace, I can do the run and chat thing no problem. It passes the time! People must wonder who I am talking to though since it looks like I am listening to music.

  • Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl May 31, 2015, 12:26 pm

    So excited for it to be beach season here as well! One thing I have never tried is actually running on the beach.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 31, 2015, 5:06 pm

      I really haven’t run on the beach either but I do enjoy the boardwalk 🙂

  • lindsay May 31, 2015, 4:29 pm

    do you need visitors this summer? I’l ride my bike while you run and serve you water. haha. But really, love that view. And those gummy bears. yes for fuel!