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Yurbuds, New Shoes & Workout Recap

 

A couple of things before getting to my workouts from the week:

I am on my third pair of Yurbuds. Why are they always breaking?!

yurbuds

I contacted Yurbuds and they did replace two pairs for me but now my most current pair, which lasted maybe a month, stopped working in one ear during Thursday’s 9 mile run. Anyone else have this issue?

So I normally do my long run on Saturdays but when I can’t, typically I bump it up to Friday rather than wait another day until Sunday.

This week however, I chose to wait until today instead of Friday morning for a few reasons:

  • I didn’t have enough time Friday morning.
  • Sunday (as in today) made more sense because my legs would benefit from the rest after Thursday’s 9 mile run.
  • I was holding out for my new pair of Energy Boosts to arrive in the mail…and they came yesterday afternoon!

adidas energy boost

You really shouldn’t run long in a new pair of shoes BUT I am making the exception today because this might be my 10th pair of Energy Boosts so I like to think my feet know what to do with them.

Also, the first nine pairs I have worn didn’t need much breaking in, unlike many other running shoes I have worn in the past.

weekly workout recap

Monday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 30 Minutes Elliptical/Jump Rope

I brought my jump rope with me to the gym and broke up my elliptical time a little like this:

  • warm-up jumps
  • 15 minutes elliptical (random setting with incline ranging from 3-15)
  • 100 jumps (it’s much harder than it sounds)
  • 15 minutes elliptical (random setting again with incline ranging from 10-15)
  • 100 jumps

Tuesday – 8 Really Hard Miles

I talked about this not so fun run, along with 3 things all runners need to remember, in Friday’s post.

Never again will I try to wear running shoes that are past their prime!

Wednesday – Pure Barre Pure Results (65 minutes) &  3 Easy Miles

pure barre

I have found that I need to walk or run a few miles after this Pure Barre Pure Results workout because my legs need the extra stretching out and movement to prevent the soreness from all of the lifting, toning, and burning.

Thursday – 9 Miles <- awesome run!

After Tuesday’s not so great run, I need this today.

The only problem was that MapMyRun was off on tracking distance. It kept telling me I was at a mile when I think it was more like the 3/4 mile marks.

From the overall time and my idea of distance, I am pretty sure I averaged an overall pace of 8:25.

Friday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 3 Recovery Miles

Saturday – Kickboxing

I don’t get to tag along for kickboxing too often but when I do, it’s a good time.

kickboxing

Sunday- Long Run

I am so confused to be running long today but I am eager to get out there. We will discuss my run tomorrow!

Recent Running/Workout Posts of Interest:

10K Speed Workout

TKO Jump Rope Review

3 Things Runners Need To Remember

Pure Barre Pure Results Review/Pure Barre From Home Tips

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Which headphones do you use? Do you use Yurbuds?

Did you run long yesterday or today?

How did you cross-train this week?

 

 

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine August 30, 2015, 5:35 am

    I am also doing my long run today because I had a 10k yesterday. I should be building mileage for my marathon but I had already signed up for the 10k and also a 12 miler next weekend. So at least by getting 10 today I will get running on tired legs. Its always weird for me to be running on a Sunday!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 30, 2015, 5:07 pm

      So weird and off balance to run long on Sundays! I think I will go wear my compression socks now so that I feel back to normal and on schedule for the rest of the week ahead.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 30, 2015, 8:01 am

    I haven’t found a single pair of ear buds that will stay in long term for me. I’m a sweaty runner so eventually they get slick (and gross too) and pop out of my ears and I spend half my runs popping them back in. When this happens, I rip them out and put my music on, without the headphones so anyone and everyone near me can hear it. ‘Eh, it works.

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 30, 2015, 5:02 pm

      I have done that too. I have no idea why these don’t like to work for me!

  • Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl August 30, 2015, 8:07 am

    Running long today – last long one before the Dumbo Double Dare next weekend!

    My headphones, which actually have lasted for I think maybe 2.5 years, are the ones that came with my really old Blackberry cellphone that I traded in at least 3.5 years ago for an iPhone. They just have not broken! I did realize recently that one side doesn’t play music anymore, because I usually run with them only in one ear to listen for traffic anyway and hadn’t tried with that side because I usually switch the one earbud back and forth. Anyway, they don’t fall out while running which is my main criteria. No idea where to get a new pair of them now though 😉
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 30, 2015, 5:01 pm

      I have to say that I have a ton of success with those types of headphones. I went back to using the pair that came with my iPhone lol

  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma August 30, 2015, 8:55 am

    Very glad I got my long run out of the way yesterday! Sunday long runs throw off my week it seems but they have to happen almost half the time it seems. Enjoy the run and the rest of your Sunday 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 30, 2015, 5:00 pm

      I don’t know the last time I ran long on a Sunday aside from races. I am happy that my next half is on a Saturday!

  • Gretchen | Gretchruns August 30, 2015, 12:22 pm

    I love my yurbuds and never had any problems with them. Sometimes my volume control stops working for a run or two, but besides that I’ve been really lucky (knock on wood). I’ve had my current pair for about 2 years now! I only wear them for running though and I’m sure to be really careful with them so maybe that helps.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 30, 2015, 5:00 pm

      Maybe mine will start working again too? It’s just one ear that stopped. I take good care of them and really only wear them to run (or in the gym which is rare anyway). I don’t know why this happens!

  • Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes August 30, 2015, 4:22 pm

    I have Yurbuds as well but I’ve never had a problem with them, surprised to hear you are on your 3rd pair!!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 30, 2015, 4:59 pm

      I don’t know why they keep breaking! I have never had this problem before.

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