Week in Workouts 9/7 – 9/13


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.


weekly workout recap

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

Pure Barre Mile High

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.

long beach boardwalk

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.

long beach boardwalk


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!

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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?


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  1. says

    I can’t wait for your race! It sounds like you really had the perfect balance of workouts this week. My next race is a half marathon Oct 18th. Best thing I ate this weekend was probably the muffins I made on Friday. I inhaled two of them after my run yesterday and just had one with my coffee this morning.
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    • says

      those muffins looked awesome. I am still debating if I will make the squash muffins – I don’t know if I have enough squash left to make both the muffins and the other dish I am making for the holiday. hope I do!

  2. says

    Doing a simple dinner since it’s just us for the holiday, but there will be lots of apples and honey involved of course 🙂 Roasted potatoes too in my new oven!

    I think it’s hysterical that you talk on the phone doing your long run! I don’t even think I have someone willing to do that with me that early! If our times coordinate we should make a phone date, lol 🙂
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  3. says

    So far this weekend the best thing I’ve had to eat has been a fresh banana, it was delicious!!!! My next race, which I have not signed up for, is the Tupelo 10k. I have been having some leg issues so I want to wait until I’m sure it’s healed. Have a great Sunday