A super quick look at last week’s workouts.
What is there really to say beyond the sudden shock of winter cold temperatures? While the temps will still go up and down at this point in the season, I am now prepared to be at the gym more often on days that it is too cold for me to run outside. I just don’t handle the cold weather as I used to, especially first thing in the morning!
Monday – 5 Miles (outside)
Tuesday – Off
I didn’t have time.
Wednesday – 5 Miles (outside)
Thursday – 45 Min Walk (outside)/20 Min Pure Barre
Friday – 30 Min Treadmill Workout/Free Weights in Gym
10 min warm-up followed by 1 min hard/1 min easy and then 2 min hard/1 min easy after the 20-minute mark. Hard minutes were all above 8.1 (and more like 8.5 – 8.6), easy minutes at 6.5 — felt great!
Saturday – 4 Miles (outside)/30 Min Pure Barre
I think it was about 30 degrees outside? Over the last two winters, I’ve decided this is fairly close to my limit for outdoor running. Today was definitely on the border of too cold for me and my thumbs let me know that — they HURT towards the end of this run even though I was wearing my favorite running mittens. I didn’t bother to try to stay outside and came home instead for a Pure Barre workout.
Remember my most favorite lululemon fluffover mittens? I’ve sworn by these mittens for keeping my hands warm while running for years now. Not sure why my thumbs weren’t happy today. Hopefully, it’s not a regular occurrence.
Sunday – 25 Min Pure Barre/40 Min Walk (first outside, then on the treadmill)
I attempted to walk outdoors but it was still too cold for me.
Today should be an okay outdoor run today — not so sure about the rest of the week!