Sunday, July 19, 2015

Weekly Workout Recap : 7/13-7/19

Hi everyone!  I hope your weekend is going well so far.  I'm here to recap my week of workouts, which I'm very proud of!  I got over 20 miles in, and incorporated two days of yoga.  Let's get into it!



Monday: 3 miles AM / 28:29 / 9:29 pace
I felt great this morning and it was gorgeous out.  I always start out really slow during my morning runs (I guess I'm not fully awake until I'm a mile in) and my splits were 10:03, 9:23, 9:03.  Entire run felt good and easy: exactly what I needed!


Tuesday: Walking and Running with dogs
I didn't go on a full run today, but I did walk lots of dogs at the Humane Society.  We recently got a 10-month white Siberian Husky who was full of so much energy, so I took her for about a 2 mile run.  She wasn't tired out at all from the run but I was!


Wednesday: 4 miles PM / hill repeats
True Runner had their Hump Day Hills run, and Dan and I conquered Shady Ave together. It was really hot and sunny out, so the hill seemed even longer!  We did four repeats up and down the hill, with a mile warmup and cooldown.  Tough run but lots of fun with a huge turnout!


Thursday:  2 miles AM / 19:05 / 9:32 pace
Slept in a bit, so I was only able to get two miles in.  The weather was perfect: 55 degrees and no humidity.  Everyone's always told me that 55 degrees is the ideal running temperature and now I understand why!  This makes me excited for fall running and racing!

Yoga PM / Yoga for Runners
This was a great (short) video with lots of leg stretches.  I really like the instructor because she's more relatable than most YouTube instructors that I've found.  Definitely going to try more from this channel!


Friday: 3.65 mile trail walk
On Fridays I work from home, so I decided to take a walk through the trails in Frick.  It was a gorgeous day out, and I found some great hills.  It was a tough walk but a great way to stretch out my legs and take a break from staring at a computer screen!


Saturday: Group Centergy AM
Since I skipped Centergy earlier in the week, I decided to go on the weekend.  The class was great and I worked on making the poses more intense (like holding a few inches from the ground before doing updog instead of dropping to the ground).  Great workout!

I was supposed to run, but Dan and I stopped by the Vintage Grand Prix car show and walked a ton in the heat, so I was completely worn out and had no desire to run at all!  A nap was a much better choice when we got home.  I'll share some pictures from the car show tomorrow.  It was a ton of fun!


Sunday: 8.26 miles AM
I got to meet Jennifer and run with her for the first time!  We met on CMU's campus, so I ran down there to meet her.  We did about 4 miles together, then walked around Pitt's campus to Schenley Plaza for a tai chi class (that was cancelled we're guessing because no one showed up!), then I ran home.  Around 8 miles in total with a few breaks.  It was super hot so I'm so glad I wasn't alone for this run!

Total for week: 23 miles

Great week of training!  I improved from last week which is great, and I can feel myself getting faster and being able to run further.  I also got a bike this week, so I can add that to my workouts going forward as well!

How was your week of training? 

8 comments:

  1. Nice workouts this week! What a change in the weather though, huh? From perfect one day to wicked hot a couple of days later. All good though - this is what makes us stronger in the long run (pun very much intended)!

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    1. Seriously!! I hope that this helps me out, otherwise it's just torture for no reason! :)

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  2. Nice week! Kudos for doing the hill repeats up Shady Ave in this heat! Sounds like a killer workout. Thanks for running with me! It was so great to finally meet you!

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    1. Thank you! I never would have done them alone, so thank goodness the group had to do them. It was so much fun running with you! Thanks for the invite:)

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  3. Nice week, I always like walking or running the trails in frick, there is some really good ones. I saw so many cars driving around town that were going to the vintage car show and I am so pissed that I didn't get out there to see any. I did see some on Monday night in Shadyside at a small little car show though

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    1. Yes there are..so gorgeous. The car show was great and there were so many different kinds I've never seen! It was really hot and crowded though so it was probably a good thing you missed it!

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  4. Excellent week! I love those weeks where every run feels great and you can tell that you are improving. I sort of had the opposite week where every run is a bit of a struggle and I wonder what sort of crazy inspired me to sign up for a marathon.

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    1. I think it all has to do with the weather. This week was brutal (luckily I went in the mornings when it wasn't bad) but that always affects how I do. Hope that you bounce back this week!

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