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Weekly Workout Recap (Thanksgiving Week)

 

I kept waiting to have a bleh run this week but it never happened! I don’t know why, I just figured at some point my legs would get heavy or my mood would want nothing to do with the routine nature of the miles but each day was a good one.

By today though, a girl needs a break from running in order to feel recharged and ready for the week ahead. I really look forward to NOT putting on my usual running clothes or listening to my usual string of Pandora and playlist music by today!

a look at my week in workouts including running and pure barre

Monday – 5 Miles

I woke up tired, the kind of tired where your eyes don’t want to fully open for several hours even though you have already been up for a while. I even headed outside for my run, in the blustery cold and wind with snow flurries, still with my eyes half closed!

It wasn’t a bad run though at all even though I was nervous that I was too tired and disinterested to run my usual loop. Funny how that happens right? Sometimes we don’t even know how a run will go until we start moving.

I skipped Pure Barre and simply stretched before and after my run. My calves had been tight since Saturday’s long run although I didn’t notice the tightness at all while running, only when walking around.

Tuesday – In The Gym (7 Miles)

It was super cold and windy this morning so I opted for an in the gym treadmill and strength workout similar to last week. I may keep a workout like this going weekly through the winter because I really like the variety it adds to my routine!

3.5 miles on treadmill < – 2 mile warm up, 1.5 miles speed

free weights (upper body) & squats

3.5 miles on treadmill < – 3 miles finished right under 24:30 with half mile cool down.

weights in gym

Wednesday – Pure Barre/5 Miles

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Arms & Abs
  • Thighs & Seat

Thankfully the wind calmed down for my run this morning because the wind is my least favorite running condition.

5 easy miles that felt really comfortable which I think has something to do with the temperature being in the 30’s. I usually feel my best running in the cold air (without wind!).

Thursday  – 10 Miles

Since I wasn’t in a rush this morning, I extended my typical Thursday run of 7 or 8 miles to 10 miles.

Two mile warm up and then fartleks for the next 7 miles before a cool down.

It’s funny how I used to share my splits straight from the MapMyRun splits screen but ever since switching to Runkeeper, I never take the screenshots because their display is much bigger and more spread out which makes things hard. And, since I never take routine screenshots anymore, quite often I forget to look at my splits after my runs, especially easy runs. Not really a bad thing when you think about it, we shouldn’t always go by the numbers. I tend to go more with effort and how I feel these days.

However, I did happen to look at the splits from this run and took a screenshot which fit a few of the miles in the screen.

Runkeeper splits

Friday – Pure Barre/5 Miles

I went with whatever Pure Barre DVD was in the player which turned out to be Pure Barre Studio Series (45 minutes) before heading outside for 5 easy miles.

Saucony Rides

My stomach was a little heavy from Thanksgiving the night before but nothing too terrible.

Saturday – 12 Miles

Just a routine long run, nothing too eventful which is just how I like it! I thought that maybe my legs would feel heavy from running a little longer on Thursday followed by not exactly eating or drinking appropriately Friday night for a Saturday long run but I felt completely normal.

Sunday – Pure Barre

If you missed my latest review of the Pure Barre Pure Results with focus on thighs online workout, check it out here!

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Best thing you ate so far this weekend?

Is it really cold by you or still sort of mild?

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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile November 27, 2016, 7:32 am

    It was pretty cold last weekend but since then it hasn’t been too bad because the wind died down. The weather for running yesterday was actually really nice. Today will be a rest day from running but I’m planning to do something – probably a little yoga and core work.
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes November 27, 2016, 8:49 am

    It’s mild here, although the wind and rain make it feel cold! Today is a rest day for me – maybe a short final Pilates workout before the race or maybe just complete rest.
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