Oh hi. Happy Valentine’s Day!
So many chocolate truffles to choose from at Godiva!
Before you go eat your Valentine’s chocolate, let’s take a look at my workouts from the week.
Monday – 3 Miles treadmill & 20 Minutes Elliptical
I was not feeling up to a major sweaty workout. Even with Sunday off, I think last week’s miles and Saturday’s fast paced finish to my long run left my muscles tired. I skipped Pure Barre and went with an easy 3 miles on the treadmill which felt nice and comfortable BUT BORING so I switched to the elliptical to finish up my time in the gym.
This was my hungry day which I wrote about on Wednesday. Click here if you missed it.
Tuesday – 7.50 Miles
I felt much more normal and ready for a good treadmill run this morning.
Miles 1 – 3 easy @ 6.3 – 7.0
Miles 4 – 7 harder effort @ 6.8 – 7.7 plus cool down
I always gravitate to the treadmill closest to the mirror. Do you have a favorite treadmill in your gym?
Wednesday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 5 Miles
I was more than ready for Pure Barre today and thrilled to get outside for a run!
Thursday – 8 Miles
I woke up thinking I would brave the cold and run outdoors until I looked outside and saw a coating of snow on the ground. There went that idea – way too slippery. I don’t remember much about this run other than I finished the last 3 miles around an 8:00 min/mile pace.
Later in the morning – Yoga For Runners: Pre-Run
Friday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 30 Minutes Running
It was around 16 degrees but no wind or ice on the ground so for sure I was running outside! I wasn’t cold at all, although I wasn’t outside for that long. Beyond 30 minutes, I may have started to feel it.
Saturday – 14 Miles
It was very cold (16 degrees? 18 degrees?) but I wanted to run outside before it got even colder – temps were dropping and it was going to get real windy.
I am so glad that I did! I had my best run maybe ever?
If MapMyRun was correct, I finished 13.1 miles around 1:43:30 which is almost 2 minutes faster than my PR.
I think running in such cold weather kept me going fast without realizing it. I didn’t even feel cold while I was out there thanks to several layers, a hat, scarf and the best running mittens ever created.
I don’t think lululemon still sells these fluff over mittens but if you can find them, they are worth every penny.
Sunday – No running, maybe yoga
In case you missed it:
And since it’s so cold at the moment, it’s worth revisiting my most recent winter weather workout favorites post! I definitely needed these essentials yesterday.Best long run ever & workout recap #running #workouts #purebarre #longrun #fitfluential #treadmill Click To Tweet
Is it beyond frigid by you this weekend? Did you run outside or indoors?
Is today a rest day or workout day?
What kind of chocolate do you plan on eating today?