Solid Week Of Running, Fall Half Marathon & Pure Barre

 

What a solid week of running I had! Wow. I can’t help but keep saying how I feel so much more like myself out there lately.

Sometimes I don’t think we realize how not like ourselves we feel until we realize we feel like ourselves again. Does that make sense?

I think that the winter months were really hard on me this year in terms of getting up and out to either run in the cold or run on the treadmill. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate the early sunrises for waking me up. Even if I am a morning person, even if I wake up according to my internal clock and never an alarm clock, seeing the sunlight just makes things a whole lot better.

The miles are ticking by these days and my interest in breaking my half marathon PR is something I find myself thinking about while running. A fall half marathon is now on my radar. My current half PR (from May 2016) is 1:45:18. Surely I can find the 18 seconds plus another one or two to break 1:45, don’t you think?

workout recap

Monday – 8 Miles

The forecast is calling for rain tomorrow morning so I switched my routine around to run 8 miles today. No real plan here, just an 8 mile run to start the week.

splits

Tuesday – 4 Miles/Pure Barre Mile High

I was able to squeeze in 4 easy miles before it really started to rain!

Wednesday – 4 Miles/Pure Barre

I probably should have checked the weather forecast a little more closely before going out for my run. Last night they had said a chance of showers lingering but I decided that meant for somewhere else.

By mile 3 of my run, it started to pour! I called it quits at mile 4 and headed home for Pure Barre. You can tell from my splits that I was running easy until it started to rain and I need to get home quick!

splits

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Full Body
  • Seat & Abs
  • Back & Cool down

Thursday – 7 Miles

I woke up ready to run and felt good during the warm up so I gave this a try:

2 mile warm up + 3 miles effort + 2 miles easy

splits

Friday – Pure Barre/4 Miles

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Arms & Abs
  • Back & Cool Down

This week I am appreciating the Tone in 10 workout: Back & Cool down a whole lot. It includes a lot of stretching but also focuses on strengthening the back and core while also giving a bridge section at the end.

pure barre tone in 10

I stepped outside for my run, it wasn’t raining. Only a few steps in, it’s starts raining. Ugh! What’s with the early morning rain this week?!  I went back into the house for my rain jacket and then ran 4 miles.

Saturday – 13 Miles

Once again, it was raining in the early morning! This time with thunder so I waited until it finished to head outside. All I can really say about this run is that IT WAS HUMID. Yikes. It was the first really humid run of the season but I guess it’s okay since I need to get used to running in heat/humidity at some point.

running path

I had dinner Friday night at George Martin’s Burger Bar. Thankfully nothing I ate (or drank) bothered me during this long run in the warm temps. While I definitely have a tough stomach, the heat and humidity can sometimes make things a little more sensitive. Of interest: What To Eat The Night Before A Long Run.

Sunday – Pure Barre

I usually reserve the Pure Barre Pure Results (focus on thighs) workout for Sunday mornings. 🙂

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Did you get a lot of rain this week? Did it interfere with any of your workouts?

Would you say that you had a solid week of running?

Best thing you ate so far this weekend?

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Comments

  1. says

    I know I havent felt like myself when Im not running because whenever i have a good run I start to get a reminder of what it used to feel like to have good runs all the time! I am so jealous of how little elevation you have on your runs. I wish there was a flat route around where i live!
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  2. says

    Good job on the week of running! I rained here all weekend. We were thinking about going camping, only because we bought a new camper and wanted to give it a test run, so that didn’t happen. But it was good because I had a ton of other indoor stuff I needed to catch up on. Sometimes a weekend of doing nothing is appreciated!
    I need to give Pure Barre a try. I hear such great things about it but I have never tried it! I do like that they have videos (which I didn’t realize) because I’d never make it to a class outside of my house if that’s what I had to do!
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