Running & Pure Barre Workout Recap (10.9.17 – 10.15.17)


A year ago today I shared my workout recap while saying today was the Bar Mitzvah! I remember running 10 miles and then leaving for my hair and makeup appointments. I can’t believe it’s been a year!

For most of this week, 5 miles became the magic number. I didn’t plan it that way, it’s just how most of my days ended up! 5 miles felt good and gave me enough of a workout to start my day energized without feeling overworked.

There were 3 treadmill runs thrown in to the mix this week too, one of them was not exactly planned.

Let’s discuss!

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Monday – 5 Miles (treadmill)

This run is also known as the treadmill run where I held half marathon pace for over 3 miles.

I started out easy for half a mile but realized I felt great so I bumped up my speed to 7.5 and fluctuated for over 3 miles between 7.5 – 8.0 before cooling down.

5 miles accomplished right under 41 minutes. Before leaving the gym, I made use of the free weights for upper body exercises.

gym day

Tuesday – 5.38 Miles/10 Min Pure Barre

The random .38 happened because I was on the phone while cooling down in the last mile but then my headphones wouldn’t let me hear my friend. I can’t run while holding the phone to my ear so I stopped running to talk and walk my way home. No big deal. I didn’t plan to run more than 4 or 5 miles today anyway.

Later in the day I squeezed in a 10 minute Pure Barre workout for thighs & seat.

Wednesday – 5 Miles/15 Min Pure Barre

The sun is rising later and later so I did a 5 minute Pure Barre workout for arms before heading outside to run. Those 5 minutes made the difference between dark outside and sunrise.

A little over 5 miles later and I was home for a 10 minute Pure Barre seat & abs workout. 5 miles seems to be the magic number this week.

Thursday – 5 Miles (treadmill)

It was raining when I woke up so I chose the treadmill for today. I don’t mind running in some rain but I was nervous that the leaves would be too slippery.

I had a great treadmill run though! After a super brief warm up, I alternated half a mile at 6.8 with inclines ranging between 2-5 – 4.0 and than half a mile of speed (with incline down at 1.0). Inclines make me more out of breath than speed work!

I was going to do a Pure Barre workout but since I was in the gym, I chose to use the free weights as well as the kettle balls.

Friday – 30 Min Running/30 Min Pure Barre

I felt sore in my legs from the squats and things I did in the gym yesterday! I get excited about this because it means I not only did something different but I did a good job of it. 🙂

30 minutes of easy running while on the phone followed by a 30 minute Pure Barre workout.

Saturday –  10 + Miles  6.2 Miles/Pure Barre

I knew there was a chance of rain so I wore my lululemon rain jacket but it didn’t help me when it started to downpour! I gave it another mile or so before realizing I was beyond soaked and couldn’t see. Ugh.

I ran inside to the gym for 30 minutes on the treadmill where I was fast enough to complete right under 3.70 miles in the half hour. Combined with what I ran while outside, I hit 6.2 miles and called it a day. I was absolutely not prepared mentally for a long run on the treadmill and wasn’t about to push myself into one!

When I got home, I tried a new Pure Barre On Demand workout: 30 Minute Core Intensive. I think I liked it!

Pure Barre on demand core workout

Sunday- Easy Run?

So usually I choose a Pure Barre workout for today but I think I may go for a run instead. I was actually in the mood to run long outside yesterday which didn’t happen because of the weather. I’m not totally sure how long I will run but if it’s anything more than a few miles, I will definitely report it!

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Did the weather affect your workouts this week in a good/bad way?

How are the late sunrises are you right now? Do they interfere in any way with the time you usually run?

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  1. says

    During the week I have been starting and ending my runs in the darkness. Even yesterday I had to wear my headlamp for the first 4 miles! I moved around my runs a bit this week to avoid running in a downpour on Monday. it was a little drizzly on Thursday and Sunday but nothing terrible. I also get nervous about the leaves getting slippery this time of year.
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  2. says

    The later sunrises definitely do interfere with my running times, I noticed this week I’ve been tending to run even later in the morning than I’d like because I don’t want to get out of bed as early with the sun still down!
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  3. says

    Let it be known that i am NOT a runner, but on Friday, my roommate and I went on a 4 mile run in Georgetown (which to be fair, is a very hilly place), and we were both DEAD by the end. Still sore on Sunday. All I kept thinking was I have NO idea how Meredith does this, and much more, on the daily. So…major respect 😉
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  4. says

    I am not looking forward to the start of rainy season… they said this winter would be drier, so I hope that’s true! Running in the rain just feels extra tiring. The sunrises are late right now, so I’ve been starting my runs a few minutes later to avoid running in the dark too much. I need all the vitamin D I can get!
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