Happy Monday! There’s a little more pep in my step today thanks to the beautiful weekend weather and the anticipation of Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday night for my Islanders!
After re-evaluating my workout routine and implementing slight changes to my usual running schedule, I was very happy with how it played out this week. I ran 4 days this week, splitting my runs evenly with 2 days during the week and 2 over the weekend. (I do not normally run on Sunday’s so that’s really where the switch is happening, and I like it!). While I know my schedule won’t always play out like this (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday) I liked this running routine and will try to make these days my run days, when I can. Weather, my schedule, and my mood may affect things, which is fine. At least I have an outline for what I want to do and then I can always adjust it accordingly.
Also worth reporting! There was a crazy uptick in google searches for “60-minute running workouts” showing up in my blog statistics this week. I actually couldn’t believe how many separate searches there were on the topic!
I don’t have a ton of 60-minute specific running workouts but I wanted to share a few that you might find of interest:
60-minute speed interval treadmill workout- Makes time fly on the treadmill.
Run by time tempo workout- A little over 60 minutes but can totally be adjusted to fit your time frame!
Fun running workout – This workout is based on 8 miles but you can easily adjust it if you only have 60 minutes.
Okay, on to my workouts from the week!
Monday – 45 Min Pure Barre
I hadn’t done this specific Pure Barre workout in a really long time although I need to keep it in my rotation more often – such a good one! Super challenging but not in an impossible sort of way.
Tuesday – 30 Min Run
Can’t wait for the warmer mornings. Had to wear hat and gloves today and I am so over it!
Wednesday – 45 Min Pure Barre (upper body intensive)
Pure Barre upper body intensives still mean a full body workout, they just have an added emphasis on the upper body. I love these workouts because they are more intense overall, yet still manageable.
Thursday – 5 Miles
It was nice and sunny out this morning which made it easier to get moving. Still a little chilly but not too bad!
This run felt effortless which is a nice change from how I have been feeling. I think it’s been mostly mental lately but whatever the reason, it was nice to feel myself move a little faster without thinking about it.
Friday – 30 Min Pure Barre
Saturday – 5 Miles
I had to leave to take my son somewhere fairly early for a Saturday but not too early that I had to run before I really felt like it. We know I now look forward to running later on the weekends which is a huge shift for my morning person personality! It’s not that I run super late in the morning, it’s that I really let myself linger much longer in bed and around the house on the weekends before choosing to leave for my run.
Since I was planning to run tomorrow, I figured I could run 5 miles in the time that I had today and then run longer tomorrow if I felt like it.
Turned into a nice, easy progression run which was not at all planned.
Sunday – 9 Miles
Beautiful sunshine with temps in the 50’s! The weather was perfect. This was one of the runs where you forget you are even running. I wasn’t in much of a hurry so I appreciated being outside without really having a workout plan. Once I hit 8 miles, I looped a little longer (since I wasn’t super close to home) to make it 9 miles for the day.
I’ve been running on the easy side for the last few weeks. I’m thinking I may be in the mood to get back to some speed work this week. We shall see. Have a great week!Workouts from the week on the blog today! #workouts #running #purebarre @pure_barre Click To Tweet
How is the weather by you? Is it getting warmer and nicer for your runs?
What time of day do you like to run?