Some thoughts from the week:
* Lately, I never really know what my workout for the day will be until I am literally getting dressed in the morning. Sometimes I know I want to run but overall, I’m truly not sure when I wake up if I want to run, walk, or do a longer Pure Barre workout. I like this approach right now — I’m fine with deciding my workout at the moment and going with my mood.
* I don’t think I’ve run more than 6 miles at a time this winter but do think the warmer weather of Spring may change that as the nice outdoor weather usually encourages the longer distance runner side of me.
*I really do like the treadmill this winter. I’m thinking it’s a combination of only running on the treadmill when I truly feel like it and not being fatigued from extra miles that I don’t need. Every time I get on the treadmill, I am energized and ready to go, without that lingering last workout fatigue that used to take two miles to work through before feeling great.
Monday – 30 Min Run/20 Min Walk
My abs were noticeably sore from yesterday’s Pure Barre workout although I have no idea why. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary in that workout. All Pure Barre workouts are slightly different but I definitely didn’t notice anything so out of ordinary or challenging to leave my obliques so sore.
Tuesday – 3 Mile Walk/5 Min Pure Barre (arms)
Wednesday – 35 Min Run/15 Min Pure Barre (lower body)
I made it outside for a run today even though I was tired from last night’s Islanders game. I was definitely too tired for a treadmill run but an easy outdoor run in the light misty rain was perfect. After running, I chose a 15 minute Pure Barre workout which focused on the lower body but uses weights for part of it so it definitely felt full body.
Thursday – 30 Min Walk/30 Min Pure Barre
It rained pretty heavily overnight but stopped in time for me to get a quick walk outdoors. I thought about running but didn’t really feel like it.
Friday – 5 Miles (treadmill)
I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to run today but then decided to run on the treadmill, figuring a 30-minute workout.
Once running on the treadmill, my 30-minute workout idea then turned into a 35-minute workout, which then turned into continuing to 5 miles. Funny how that happens.
Here’s what I did:
10-minute warm-up: 5 minutes easy/5 minutes 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy
10 minutes: 1 minute hard/1 minute easy
15 minutes: 2 minutes hard/1 minute easy
Since I was already over 4 miles at this point, I finished out the rest of the mile to hit 5 miles followed by walking cooldown.
Saturday – 45 Min Treadmill Workout/15 Min Walk
I was in the mood to run again this morning but it was too cold outdoors so I opted for the treadmill again. I’m really not complaining because I do love my treadmill workouts this season!
Here’s what I did (totally made it up as I went along)
After my 10-minute usual warm-up, I went with a 3 x 1 pattern for the rest of the workout while ranging incline between 1 – 3%.
So, it was basically 32 minutes of 3 minutes harder effort/1 minute easy. I hit 5 miles at 42 minutes, ran 3 minutes easy and then walked for 15 minutes.
Sharing a quick picture of my bialy with lettuce, tomato, and vegetable cream cheese which we picked up before the Islanders game today as an early lunch. It was a day game with an earlier ceremony to retire Butch Goring’s number which meant being at the Coliseum at 11:30 AM. Even though I had my pre-run oatmeal and post-run bowl too, I was super hungry and ready to eat! Maybe it was my treadmill workout that triggered my appetite today. 🙂
Sunday – 50 Min Pure Barre