Hi! I hope you had a great week in workouts like I did!
Let’s jump right in to my week in workouts which featured 3 days of running, 3 days of Pure Barre, and one random day in the gym mixing the elliptical and a quick try of treadmill incline walking.
Monday – 5 Miles (treadmill)
I was short on time this morning but it was fine because it motivated to run a little faster.
- 1 mile warm up
- 3 miles between 7.5 – 7.8 (half marathon effort)
- 1 mile easy
Tuesday – Pure Barre Sculpted Arms
I mentioned this Pure Barre workout in Friday’s Favorites post as my favorite fitness from the week.
OMG. Such a challenging hurt-so-good workout. My heart was pounding throughout which tends to happen when upper body and core are worked basically the entire time.
Wednesday – 5 Miles – Intervals (treadmill)
Oh boy, this was a great run! I didn’t have a plan but after a mile warm up, I jumped into intervals for the next four miles. Nothing too specific, I just tried to break out of my usual interval pattern and run them a little differently. It became faster for longer/slower for shorter periods of time without really timing anything if that makes sense.
I hit 3.5 miles before the 30 minute mark so I knew I was working today! Once I reached 5 miles, I cooled down for a few minutes until the screen said 45 minutes. DONE.
Thursday – Pure Barre Pure Results (Thighs)
I once wrote a review of this specific Pure Barre workout – here’s the link – it’s actually one of my most popular google search term results!
By the way, I’m starting to think these Pure Barre instructors are my friends. I know their faces and voices so well by now. HA!
Friday – 30 Min Elliptical/Treadmill Incline Walking
I wasn’t in the mood to run, so I didn’t. Under the assumption I would want to run tomorrow, I chose the elliptical for 30 minutes (I push my effort on there though to get a good workout!) follow by a few sets of jumping jacks and squats. Nothing too fancy, formal or timed.
Then I decided to finish up with treadmill incline walking. Laura and I were discussing treadmill incline walking and possible benefits of it so I figured, why not today?
Eh, I don’t know that treadmill incline walking is a workout for me though. I had to keep increasing the incline on the treadmill, up to 9 or 10, to feel my heart rate get up there and at that point, I felt as though I was not in a natural walking position and didn’t want to hurt my hips or anything. All of that was 5 minutes and called it a day.
Saturday – 6.2 Miles
I ran outside today! Such a rarity. Each time Runkeeper chimed in my ear, I wondered how accurate it was as it was giving me fast splits. Although, I knew I was moving fairly quickly and I was falling in line with where my pace has been on the treadmill so I guess it was accurate.
On Instagram I mentioned that Runkeeper said this was my fastest 10K. It certainly wasn’t my fastest ever, like when compared to a race, but I guess it was my fastest 10K since using the Runkeeper app.
Sunday – Pure Barre
Of course the fact that I have a guest pass to Lifetime is in the back of my mind. I probably could reserve a bike for a spin class or go to the gym and try something else. But I won’t. I don’t feel like it.Week in workouts recapped on the blog today! #running #run #purebarre @pure_barre #fitfluential #treadmill Click To Tweet
Are you a fan of walking on the treadmill? Do you use an incline?
How was your week in workouts? Have you been running outside or doing more workouts indoors?