It’s been a fun and busy weekend which caps off a hectic blur of a week <- the start of the school year and finding the groove to our new routine gets me every time.
When I sat down to finish up this post and saw last Monday’s workout, I barely remembered doing it. Good thing I take note of each day’s workout as it happens otherwise I would never know what it is I do from one day to the next.
Overall though, my runs this week were terrific. A cross-training day, a few outdoor runs, a speedy treadmill run and a long run yesterday which left me energized rather than dead, all combining to get me ready for the Great South Bay Half Marathon which is now in less than three weeks.
Monday- 9 Miles
I felt like getting creative with how I ran these miles so I came up with this 3 – 3 – 3 pattern.
3 warm up/comfortable paced miles, 3 miles fast, 3 easy-paced/cool down miles.
I love giving my runs various types of challenging yet fun structure for the mental aspect just as much as the physical.
Tuesday – Pure Barre Pure Results & 30 Minutes Elliptical
I chose the elliptical machine in place of an easy run which I may start doing more often.
Elliptical day worked out perfectly for the first day of school since being in the gym allowed me to peek through the blinds to see the school bus arrive. Remember, my son doesn’t let me come to the bus stop anymore.
Wednesday – Pure Barre Mile High & 6 Miles
Nothing was overly easy about these easy-paced miles. It was crazy humid outside so we will just blame the weather.
Thursday – 8 Treadmill Miles (avg. pace 8:25)
I absolutely do not hate the treadmill. This was a GREAT run!
Although I love to play around with the speed buttons and loosely followed the pattern of this progression workout from last winter, I also spent some time forcing myself to hold at 7.5 (8:00 min/mile) rather than speed up because I wanted my legs to understand that this pace is comfortable, this is easy, this is the SLOWEST you are going to run on October 3rd.
Friday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 4 Miles
I actually felt like running more but didn’t let myself since there’s a long run in store for tomorrow.
Saturday – 13 Miles
We were out a bit late Friday night and my dinner wasn’t long-run-in-the-morning friendly yet my run went really well anyway!
I didn’t have any plan in mind for this run but knew I would go for probably 13 miles.
I slowed down to an easy conversation pace after the 7 mile mark so that I could chat with my friend who called me until mile 10 when we hung up and I picked up the pace again for the last three miles.
I felt terrific during and after this run, so full of energy that I said sure when friends asked us to meet in Long Beach for a walk (maybe 4 miles?) on the boardwalk around noon.
It was actually really nice to leisurely walk the boardwalk rather than run it as I normally do. Aside from a volleyball tournament taking place on the beach, it was evident that the summer season was over as the usual crowds were missing even though it felt warm enough to still be lounging by the ocean.
Sunday – Rest?
I don’t plan on running today but there’s always a chance I head outside for a 30 minute easy run before tackling some cooking and baking in the kitchen for the holiday.
Rosh Hashanah begins tonight at sundown. To all my Jewish friends, Happy New Year!The week in workouts #running #halfmarathontraining #purebarre #roshhashanah #fitfluential Click To Tweet
If you are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, what are you cooking/baking for the holiday?
Best thing you ate so far this weekend?
When is your next race?