Week in Workouts : Brrrr
Another week of training is in the books! I'm inching closer and closer to half marathon training starting, and I feel like I'm in a good place right now. I haven't incorporated any kind of speed in yet, but I'm getting back in the flow of running consistently. I'm even (dare I say) getting excited to put in the hard work!
Here is how my snowy and cold week of workouts (and daily yoga) went:
3 miles / 9:23 pace
4.5 miles / 9:34 pace
I actually did this right after I came home from Beat (see below), so it felt so good to stretch out.
If last week was my least favorite class at Beat, this would have to be my favorite. We had four stations with two exercises each, which we did five sets of 1:30 at each with a 3:00 "burnout" at the end of class. Each station was really fun- True Form treadmill run, banded side step, Bosu Ball squats, club swings, Arnold press, figure 8 kettlebell squats, weighted back squat, and plate clean press. It was challenging, but went by so quickly and really pushed me.
Took the day off of workouts to hang out with friends after work!
Balance is one of my favorite aspects of yoga, so this was a perfect practice for me.
8 miles / 10:30 pace
There were so many great hip openers and other stretches- just what I needed!
This run was actually supposed to happen on Saturday with Pro Bike and Run, but the roads were icy and none of my friends wanted to make it out. Instead we met up on Sunday to run at North Park, and ran through even worse snow! It was horrible weather, but we had so much fun together and I never would have completed the run alone. Plus, we got brunch after, so it was all worth it!