Week in Workouts [April 9-15]

Happy Monday everyone!  I typically share my week of training when I post on Monday, so I thought I would keep that going today.  Even though I'm not really "training" for anything right now (even though I'm signed up for a half marathon that's right around the corner) I'm still trying to keep up my fitness.  This was the first week since I got injured that I hit 20 miles, and I also got in some other exercises.  Here's how the week went-


2.5 miles / 9:12 pace
I made it outside before work for this run.  It was a bit chilly, but it actually felt great while I was running.  I kept the run a bit short, but was happy to see a bit of speed in my legs while feeling like I was running an easy pace.


1000 yards swimming / 20:00
This was the first time that I swam before work, and it was so great to get it done with so early in the day!  I have a pool in the YMCA by my work, so I just stopped there and got in a quick swim.

Barre/Yoga Mix
I made it to one of my favorite classes that I found through ClassPass.  This class consists of 45 minutes of barre followed by 30 minutes of yoga.  This is the hardest barre class that I go to, and I always leave with every muscle shaking.  The time flies by and it's so great!


Rest Day!


4 miles / 9:43 pace
I was hoping to go swimming, but it was such a nice morning that I decided to get in a run instead.  This was my first run in shorts (outdoors) in a few weeks so I couldn't miss it!  I went on one of my favorite routes around the North Shore before work, and felt SO great.


Rest Day!


11.67 miles / 9:52 pace
Every year, right before the Pittsburgh Marathon, a bunch of the local running groups host "course preview" runs to get everyone acquainted with the course.  Jessie, Steff and I met up to join Pro Bike and Run for their preview, and ended up with the half marathon group.  We were in a large group for the 10:00 pace, and went all over the city!  It was such a beautiful day, and I was so happy to be out there.  Loved this run!


2 miles / 10:00 pace
Dan wanted to go for a run, so I decided to bring Selma and join him for a quick jog around the neighborhood.  We're supposed to get more snow next week, so I decided to soak in as much nice weather as possible.  Plus, this run helped me hit 20 miles for the week!

5 mile biking
After doing some work around the house and going shopping, I decided to get in a quick bike ride before the Pens game!  I worked on pushing myself more up hills and getting more comfortable in higher gears.  I'm still a little nervous on the bike, but every time I ride I feel more comfortable.

How was your week of workouts?
Did you get some nice weather this weekend?


  1. Way to go Gretchen.
    We had some really nice weather last weekend, but then we had rain and hail on Monday. April weather, I guess :)


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