All weekends should include relaxing coffee moments…
I hope you had a terrific week of workouts because I sure did! It felt great to get back into my normal running groove after a taper week, half marathon and then recovery week of running last week.
Let’s take a look…
Pure Barre Mile High Series & 6 Miles – Mondays, if you haven’t noticed, typically feature Pure Barre followed by some easy miles.
6 easy miles @ 9:02 pace. Even though it was super humid, I felt great which is important because 1- I was coming off a recovery week and was glad to see I was completely back to normal and 2- it was fairly warm and humid.
8 Miles – It was the most humid morning so far this year but I set out for my planned 8 miles and figured I would go with how I felt, allowing myself to adjust to the warmer, ickier climate.
Back to my Lulu Pace Setter Skirt and Pro Compression Racers!
Nailed this run! More about it on Tuesday.
45 Minutes Elliptical & Pure Barre Mile High DVD – I stuck to my cross-training plan and headed to the gym instead of running.
Normally I do Pure Barre in the early morning but my morning was a bit more hectic than usual and I didn’t have time which meant I needed to squeeze it in after the gym.
I was really in the mood for the Pure Barre Studio Series DVD which is 45 minutes in length, 10 minutes longer than the Mile High Series DVD and 10 minutes longer than I wanted to spend because I was already behind schedule for the day.
I gave it some thought and realized that if I really wanted this workout, I did have the extra 10 minutes.
9 times out of 10, we all have the time to squeeze in what is important to us. When we think we don’t, more often than not, it’s an excuse.
If it’s important, we make the time. We find the time.
I took a quicker shower and didn’t dilly dally while getting dressed and ready (because normally I can’t find what to wear) so I made up those 10 minutes right there. And honestly, the rest of my day went unaffected by spending a little extra time doing the workout I really wanted.
8 Miles otherwise known as BEST RUN I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME!
The weather was perfect (50 degrees, sunny, no humidity) and I just fell right into groove from the start….
4 miles negative splits, 1 mile easy, 2 miles negative, 1 mile cool down. Awesome, just awesome! This was one of those runs where you remember and feel why you love to run!
5 Easy Miles & Pure Barre Mile High DVD – Another morning where I ran first (avg. pace @ 9:35) and then came home for Pure Barre.
I don’t even know which I prefer – running then Pure Barre or Pure Barre then running. What I do know is that I like switching up the routine from time to time.
14 Miles – It was crazy humid but overcast which made things a little bit easier even though I still felt slow from the heavy air around me as I tried to move.
At the 13 mile mark, the sky got real dark and it started to pour. I had contemplated running 15 miles but headed home in the downpour which brought me to exactly 14 miles.
Average pace @ 9:07
Not really sure yet! Maybe some Pure Barre, perhaps a Kickboxing class or maybe I will just get back into bed with that mug of coffee 🙂Workouts from the week #running #recap #purebarre @Pure_Barre Click To Tweet
Is it humid where you are? Does it affect your running or did you adjust?
What’s next on your race calendar?
Best thing you ate so far this weekend?