So I really enjoyed this week’s workouts a whole lot. I mixed things up slightly which is good to do every now and then. At first glance, you probably wouldn’t even notice the changes in my routine but I noticed and loved it.
What was different?
Running: All of my runs, except for my long run, were on the treadmill – by choice. I decided that I really do not like to run before its light outside so weekday runs are most likely going to be indoors for the time being. I definitely found my groove and routine for running on the treadmill again and actually think that it helps me to be an even stronger runner.
Just stretching things out and getting ready to leave after finishing a great 7 mile run early Tuesday morning.
Treadmill runs really build up your mental strength (and physical strength) so that each run feels like such an accomplishment, sometimes even more than when you finish a routine outdoor run. I think I noticed this strength play out in my long run yesterday too < – We will get to that shortly.
Pure Barre: I decided to only do the Pure Barre Tone in 10 workouts instead of alternating in some of the longer DVD’s. I chose one or two Tone in 10 combos each morning. It was quick and to the point but definitely challenging.
I really think the Tone in 10 workouts push you a bit more in less time which is great for rushed weekday mornings. If you missed my quick review of the Pure Barre Tone in 10 workouts, click here.
Yoga: I have been trying for a midday yoga break lately when I can. It feels so good to take a break and really stretch out my muscles, not just from running but from typing on the computer! My favorite is probably the Yoga For Runners:Pre-Run practice even though I am practicing it well after my run rather than before but it really works for me so who cares.
Now that we are all caught up on the details, let’s take a look at my workouts.
Monday – 6 Miles (Treadmill) & Pure Barre (Yoga in afternoon)
Pure Barre Tone in 10 Full Body Workout before heading to the treadmill for a fairly easy run.
Miles 1 – 3: 6.3 – 6.8
Miles 3 – 6: 7.1 – 8.0
Yoga for Runners: Post-Run in the afternoon.
Tuesday – 7 Miles (Treadmill) & Pure Barre (Yoga in afternoon)
I warmed before running with Pure Barre’s Tone in 10 Arms & Abs workout.
7 Miles in just about exactly 60 minutes. I don’t know exactly what took place during those miles other than I didn’t need a long warm up and the last 2 miles saw speeds between 7.2- 8.0.
Wednesday – Pure Barre & Gym Day
I liked today’s workout 🙂
30 Minutes on the elliptical followed by one mile on the treadmill at 7:56 pace.
Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:
- Thighs & Seat
- Seat & Abs
Thursday – 8 Miles (With hills on the treadmill!) & Pure Barre
I finally played around again with the incline and it wasn’t so bad! I want to put together a treadmill incline workout from what I did but I need to do it a few more times to get it down to a science for us.
Short summary of what I did:
First 4 Miles – incline between 0.5 – 3.5
Last 4 Miles – incline between 0.5 – 1.5 with more focus on speed
Pure Barre Tone in 10: Back & Cool Down < – I stopped using the 3 lb weights for this workout, I find it leaves my neck/right upper shoulder unhappy. Even without the weights, it’s still a good workout.
Yoga For Runners: Pre-Run in midafternoon
Friday – 3 Easy Miles (Treadmill) & Pure Barre
I kept my pace easy which is not easy for me to do on the treadmill! I like to speed up but didn’t want to overdo it so I held between 6.3 – 6.6
Pure Barre Tone in 10:
- Thighs & Abs
- Seat & Abs < – skipped the ab part, just wanted the seat part 🙂
Yoga For Runners: Pre-Run in midafternoon
Saturday – 13 Miles & Yoga
I nailed this long run! The plan was to follow one of Laura’s new tempo workouts. I modified it to fit 13 miles so I aimed for a 3-mile warm up, 7 miles race pace, 3 miles easy/cool down.
A few hours later, Yoga For Runners: Post-Run felt great.
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How was your week of workouts? Do anything different?
I think I need new socks with better padding at the toes. Which do you wear for running these days?