Let’s see, let’s see…what is there to say about my workouts this week? Overall, they were great. My runs were awesome and Pure Barre has been lovely. Lovely may sound like an interesting choice of words but it’s the first word that came to mind as I am sitting here drinking some coffee and typing up this post.
Pure Barre does what it says it will – life, tone and oh yes, burn — but it’s a lovely sort of burn and the stretching segments are the perfect compliment within the routine helping to stretch out my muscles and put a smile on my face.
I can definitely feel the difference in my patience level and focus during my Pure Barre workouts since half marathon training in complete. It’s interesting though when I think about it because I am really running just as much yet find myself more interested again in enjoying each Pure Barre workout rather than feeling like I am mentally rushing or selecting the Tone in 10 workouts just to get things done quicker.
Before getting to my workout recap, I wanted to share this link to the Pure Barre website offering us 20% the Pure Barre DVD’s and online workouts. I mentioned recently that I may order a new DVD or online workout so I am definitely going to check out the sale ( I think it ends in a few days) so if you are looking to try Pure Barre from home and have any questions about which DVD or workout to try, let me know! This is not an affiliate link! I just love Pure Barre and wanted to share. 🙂
Monday – 7 Miles
It felt like fall outside! It was in the low 40’s with a cold whipping wind – so weird for this time of year! The weather did make for decent running conditions (aside from the wind part).
Immediately following my run I quickly did the Pop Sugar 10 minute workout before getting in the shower.
Tuesday – 8 Miles
I went with one of the fartlek styled runs from my half marathon training.
2 mile warm up + 4 miles with 1 min fast/1 min easy + cool down
Wednesday – 4 Miles (easy) & Pure Barre
I was at a real easy pace until the last mile when I would call what I was doing rushing NOT running – I had to go to the bathroom! And yes, this was also the day that I wore the faulty GapFit pants and lululemon headband.
After I went to the bathroom quick, I finished up my workout with the Pure Barre Mile High Series. I really like this series, always have and always will. 35 minutes targeting every body part. The time flies.
Thursday – 8 Miles
I wasn’t sure what I had in me for this run (I thought I felt tired at first) so I went by my warm up paces. Had they clocked in closer to the 10:00 min mile mark, I would have known that speed work probably wasn’t a good idea. As I started warming up though, I felt much better and picked up the pace.
I ended up running 4 miles between 10k – half marathon pace. I didn’t plan this. It’s amazing what one can do when they start out thinking they are tired.
Friday – 3 Miles & Pure Barre
3 easy miles before coming home for Pure Barre Studio Series (45 minutes in length).
Saturday – 14 Miles
I had zero plans for this long run until I got outside and started running. I felt good so after a warm up mile, I just jumped right in to picking up the pace and holding it until the 10 mile mark followed by a few easy miles.
Sunday – Pure Barre Pure Results Online Workout
This Pure Barre online workout (review here) is a one year subscription. I know it is ending soon so I have to pick a new one to try out…or maybe just reorder this one? I don’t know, I haven’t decided!workouts from the week! #purebarre #running #longrun @pure_barre #barre #fitfluential Click To Tweet
Are you good at doing workouts from home or are you better taking the actual classes?
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Are you running today?