Workout Recap 10/12 – 10/18


I love when the Facebook time hop thing pops up in my newsfeed. I can’t even believe my first ever half marathon, at Hershey Park, was already three years ago.

Hershey Park Half

There’s nothing like your first big race experience!

So far, Facebook has yet to point out to me that one year ago this weekend I was in Bethlehem, PA to run the Hat Trick at the Runner’s World Half & Festival but I recall it on my own very well.

Runner's World Hat Trick Race Medals

Three races (5k, 10, half marathon) in one weekend, something I never thought I would be able to do and would now love to do AGAIN. Maybe next year!

Anyway, after easing back into my workouts last week following the Great South Bay Half Marathon, this week was a return to my normal routine.

We are slowly reaching a consistent pattern of cooler temperatures here in New York which I just love for running, as most runners do.

There really is such a difference when running in the 40 degree weather versus the warm weather that I will enjoy every minute of these crisp morning temperatures….until it snows.

weekly workout recap

Monday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 3.1 Miles

I shared my new fun and engaging 5k workout in Tuesday’s post. Click here if you missed it.

Tuesday – 8 Miles (negative split workout)

I hadn’t run this workout in a quite some time so it felt great to get back at it.


Wednesday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 4 Easy Miles

It’s scary but I don’t even remember this run at all and perhaps that’s a good thing — it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t memorable but I know it happened because MapMyRun said that it did.

Thursday – 8 Miles (average pace 8:40)

I didn’t want to run my negative split workout again so after a 2 mile warm up, I ran a fartlek workout.

What are fartleks you ask? Fartlek means speed play in Swedish so when you say you ran fartleks, you are saying you went for a run and there were bursts of speed mixed in with some easy running too. Like you go from running slow, to running fast, to running slower again.

I usually pick up my pace for the length of a few lamp posts on the path and then slow down to pick it up again a little while later. It’s a great workout.

Friday – Pure Barre Pure Results & 3 Easy Miles

This 65 minute Pure Barre Pure Results is no joke! I still say that the beginning warm up section of all Pure Barre routines are the hardest for me but geez, the whole lift, tone and burn is real, even after a year of Pure Barre workouts on a regular basis.

pure barre pure results online workout

Saturday – 14 Miles

I had the most perfect run — the weather was chilly (44 degrees), the sun was shining and my pace fell into a really comfortable groove that was much faster than it felt.


Sunday – Yoga? Pure Barre?

I haven’t decided just yet but I see I missed yoga this week so I may need to get it in this morning 🙂

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Has anyone tried the new Pure Barre Pure Results workout yet? What do you think?

When is your next race? I need to pick one to register for!

Have you bought any new workout clothes for fall/ What did you get?

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  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma October 18, 2015, 8:15 am

    Saturday really was perfect running weather, in my opinion! Love needing the gloves!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles October 18, 2015, 10:26 am

      It really was perfect weather, wish it would stay that temperature all winter.

  • Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl October 18, 2015, 10:30 am

    I bought an LL Bean hat that has a little headlight sewn into the band, for the dark and cold winter mornings ahead. Haven’t tried it yet but I will be this week!
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes October 19, 2015, 12:24 pm

    Pure Barre always kicks my butt! When I first did it, I was in awesome running and Pilates shape and I still cried like a baby from the burn. I bought some Oiselle arm warmers and they’re my favorite – I wear just them or a tank or sneak them under a long sleeve shirt when it’s extra chilly but not quite jacket weather, which are most PNW mornings. The thumbholes keep my hands warm also!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles October 20, 2015, 12:51 pm

      The Pure Barre burn is real, even after doing the routines for over a year, several times a week! It may get a little easier to tolerate but it hurts every single time.