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.
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.
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!
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!Running & Pure Barre workouts from the week #running #treadmill #purebarre @pure_barre Click To Tweet
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?