Hello and happy Sunday to you all! I'm here today to recap my week of workouts. This was a pretty easy week, with low mileage and one tough track run. I'm trying to ease my way into more mileage to prepare for my marathon training in January! I also had three cross training sessions and one full rest day, so I would say this was a very successful week!
I love going to Zumba! This was such a fun 1-hour-long class, and it was definitely challenging. The instructor always tells us to make it our own and have fun, so that's what I do. I can't always do the same steps as her, but I always have a blast and get a great workout!
3 miles / 28:05 / 9:21 pace
I hit up the trails after work, and finally finished the first episode of Serial (season 2)!
Yoga for Recovery (link)
This was my first time doing this video, and I really liked it! It wasn't very challenging, but had some great stretches for runners. The video is specifically for runners training for a half marathon, so it was perfect!
5 miles / 40:16 / 8:02 pace
I joined the True Runner Winter Warriors for a track workout. It was a waterfall run- the intervals were 1600 m, 1200 m, 800 m, 400 m, and two laps of strides. I did a mile warm up and cool down as well. Splits : 9:00, 6:38, 6:38, 9:00, 9:00 (for the fourth mile, I kept my watch running during my breaks in the strides which is why that lap is slower).
3.5 miles / 32:26 / 9:15 pace
This was my first cold, snowy run of the season! I was freezing the entire time, but it felt so refreshing. The snow didn't lay on the ground at all, but it was still nice to see. I ran on my old cross country route (and saw some deer friend!), and my legs felt really good after the rest day!
Thanks to Jennifer for sharing this workout! I want to get back into strength training, so I started easy with a quick body weight workout in the morning.
3 miles easy
I went on an easy run after seeing Star Wars in theaters! It was still a bit chilly, but it was a nice and easy run.
5 miles / 46:11 / 9:14 pace
Today was a very blah run. I made the mistake of putting egg nog in my coffee before going running, so I felt pretty gross the entire time I was running. I made my way down to Shadyside to check out the decorations on this beautiful mansion on Fifth Avenue that I kept hearing about. How cool are the Christmas decorations?! I should have crossed the street to get a better pic, sorry!