I would absolutely call this week an extremely solid week of workouts!
3 challenging runs
1 easy run
2 days of Pure Barre
1 day off
I’m continuing to work on my speed and really enjoying the challenge while appreciating how nice it is to get in a quality workout without logging a ton of miles or time. Even though I’m now over a year into running less, I still recognize that I used to spend much more time on average for my workouts, running extra miles back then that I certainly don’t miss today. Quality over quantity, I swear it!!
One thing to note: I haven’t needed new running shoes since July. I was replacing my running shoes like every 3-4 months but with running less, I am burning through them at a much slower rate! It’s a beautiful thing for my wallet. 🙂
Monday – 7 Miles
With time to run for an hour, I went with a total of 7 miles with a 5K workout in the middle. I want to keep working on my speed so I’ve been rereading Laura’s 5k posts and pulled a 3 x 2 workout for today.
Looked like this: 2 mile warm up + 5 rounds of 3 x 2 + 2 mile cool down. I went by effort rather than pace but I think my 3 minutes of effort were definitely in 5K range (not that we can tell exactly by these splits).
Tuesday – Rest
Getting home after 2:00 AM after Billy Joel = In bed most of day. I’m not as young as I used to be.
Wednesday – 5 Miles treadmill (speed workout)
Oh boy. Still sweating from this one.
1 mile warm up + 4 miles of .50 mile fast/.25 mile recovery in between.
As usual, the first few rounds were fine but the last two were killer. I went as high as 8.6 and kept my recovery sections between 6.3-6.5 as Laura told me to me because slowing those sections more than I was on the treadmill in previous workouts like this would help me to go faster. She was right, of course.
This workout was 41 minutes I think.
Thursday – 45 Min Pure Barre
I think I had done this specific Pure Barre workout once before — hard but in a good way!
Friday – 45 Min Easy Run
Since I was planning to run easy, I figured I didn’t need to track the distance and pace so I ran by time. It was right below freezing outside and sort of not fun but 45 minutes went pretty quickly.
Saturday – 45 MIn Treadmill Hill Workout
I almost put my run off until tomorrow since it was raining until I decided to run a hill workout on the treadmill later on in the morning. I used to be completely unable of running at times later than my usual run time but I don’t seem to have that problem anymore.
I ran at 11:00 AM and was totally fine!
Hard to fully detail this workout but I ranged the incline from 1.0 (which is my standard incline for all treadmill runs) to 5.5 throughout the 45 minutes. Every minute I switched my incline up down, while also changing speed. At higher inclines I was at lower speed (6.7- 6.8) and lower inclines, higher speed (7.0-7.6).
5.2 miles = 45 minutes. Crazy good workout.
Sunday – Pure Barre
Probably a 30 minute Pure Barre on Demand workout for today!Solid week in workouts recapped on the blog today! #running #treadmill #purebarre @pure_barre #workouts Click To Tweet
How was your week in workouts? Are you working on anything specific for 2019?
Are you due for new running shoes? Which pair(s) are you wearing these days?