Well this week was a slow return to normal after last week’s stomach virus. As soon as I started to feel more myself, I got my period < – bleh.
I realize talking about my time of the month is on some level too much information but when it comes to running and my workouts, it really isn’t. It’s pretty relevant actually because it affects how I feel which affects how I run.
Some months are better than others but overall, I tone things down when it comes to my workouts at this time of the month. I skip most yoga poses (actually, I skipped yoga completely since I was sick last week because I just wasn’t up for it or in the mood), take Pure Barre easy with extra caution because changing position can make me dizzy and I run where I am completely comfortable. Sometimes comfortable is fast and sometimes, it’s slow.
This week’s combo of recovering from a virus combined with that crampy bleh feeling gave me a week of easy runs which hopefully have left me ready for the week ahead, feeling fresh and ready for a real return to normal!
Did I mention all of my runs were outside though?! Best part 🙂
Monday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 4 Miles
MapMyRun paused itself without me knowing during the first mile but I am pretty sure I ran a little over 4 miles and if I had to guess a pace, it was somewhere around 9:30 per mile. Maybe. I don’t really know but I did start to feel my normal runner self creeping back in so I was happy about that.
Tuesday – 7 Miles
Once again MapMyRun paused itself during the first mile – ugh, so annoying! I don’t know what’s up with it this week!
I had no plan for this run other than to go with what felt comfortable. Once MapMyRun got back to tracking, I was averaging around 8:30 per mile. Felt good!
Wednesday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 4.50 Miles
To be exact, I ran something like 4.59 miles. I stopped as soon as I reached my front door. I would have liked to continue to 5 miles but I didn’t have time so there’s that.
Thursday – 7 Miles
Not much to say here. 7 miles around a pace of 9:30. Best I could do at this time of the month ( I even had a glass of orange juice with breakfast, that’s how you know I was feeling bleh). It was still nice to be in the fresh warm morning air!
Friday – Pure Barre Tone in 10 & 4.50 Miles
Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo before my run:
- Full Body
- Arms & Abs
- Thighs & Seat
In case you were wondering, I still wear my Mizuno’s – I rotate my running shoes on a pretty much every other day schedule.
Saturday – 13 Miles
It’s amazing to me that missing my long run last week sort of made today’s long run feel extra long! It was pretty cold outside ( in the 20’s), I started out too fast because I wanted to literally feel warmed up and MapMyRun paused AGAIN in the first mile.
I definitely felt more myself during this run but not 100%. The distance felt long (so weird to me!) and I got hit with some cramps briefly during the middle of my run (my cycle likes to do that to me towards the end). Overall I was pleased though!
Sunday – Rest Day
Maybe I am ready to get back to yoga? Not sure yet. I don’t know what happened to my interest but it’s gone since I was sick.the week in workouts #running #longrun #purebarre #run #fitfluential @pure_barre #mizuno Click To Tweet
Does your cycle affect your workouts each month?
Which shoes are you rotating lately? Which do you wear for long runs?
Best thing you ate so far this weekend?!