Another Sunday, another week of training complete. Most of my workouts this week were indoors due to the crazy amount of rain we’ve had recently. It’s also been super duper humid. I think it’s rained every day since Monday and this weekend was a total washout. Oh well, what can you do? I hope that means that next week’s weather will be better? We shall see! Here’s how my workouts went this week.
Monday, August 6
5 mile run.
This was one of my better runs of the week. Unfortunately I hit over 400 miles on these sneakers so I have to retire them from running 🙁 It’s so sad because I LOVE the model of these sneakers. I’m so happy I stocked up on them while they were sale a few years ago, but now I’m down to my very last pair.
Tuesday, August 7
Tabata Spinning Class (45 minutes) + HIIT Workout (15 minutes).
I hopped on the Peloton bike for a crazy hard spin class with Robin. I was dripping sweat by the end, but because I’m a little crazy, I also added a quick HIIT class. I was exhausted by the end of both workouts!
Wednesday, August 8
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
My legs were still feeling Tuesday’s workout so it was a struggle to get through class but luckily I did.
Thursday, August 9
5 mile run.
No part of me wanted to do this run after work, but I knew it had to get done. Bright colors always make me happy so I went full blown “Rainbow Brite” for this run, and it worked!
Friday, August 10
Spinning (45 minutes).
I was able to join a live class from my bike. This class had a DJ – yes a DJ! It was literally like a party on the bike. Robin had a ton of energy, as usual, and the DJ was dancing up a storm. It was so much fun. I am going to try to take a class in their actual studio in NYC sometime this year.
Saturday, August 11
9 mile long run.
As I was walking to the car to leave for my long run, it started raining. Darn! I was hoping that I would miss the rain but Mother Nature had other ideas.
It was supposed to rain all weekend so I just decided to hit up the treadmill for my 9 mile long run. In the middle of my run, I received this alert on my phone:
Well I guess that means I made the right decision by deciding to do the run indoors! After lots of sweat and a killer playlist (2000s Hip Hop), the run was done!
Sunday, August 12
Spinning (60 minutes).
Need to get the legs moving after yesterday’s long run and spinning always does the trick!
Sidenote – Of course it didn’t rain at all this morning, so I actually could have done my long run today. I checked 3 weather apps yesterday and they all showed rain all day today – ugh!!
Total Weekly Mileage: 19 miles
Weekly Weight Loss: +0.2
Summary: 3 runs, 3 spinning class, 1 Bootcamp and 1 HIIT class
Grade This Week – A
I’m pleased with the quality of my workouts this week, but I still need to get in more strength training, even if it’s just a quick 15 minute session after a run. For some reason I felt very energized – I guess because it’s still the beginning of my training cycle. I always look forward to my rest days (typically on Fridays), but this week I had a lot of energy so I decided to take a spinning class that day. Of course now that we’re at the end of the week, I feel tired, LOL.
Even though Saturday’s long run was on the treadmill, it went really well overall. I only had to stop once for a potty break and I kept a pretty consistent pace with very few walk breaks. On Friday night I used my Normatec Recovery boots so maybe that’s why my legs felt good during the run? I also tried a different pre-long run meal. Usually it’s pizza or pasta but this week I had Miso soup and sushi (sweet potato rolls and shrimp tempura rolls). Still a good amount of carbs so I think that worked in my favor as well. I’ll try this again and see if I get a similar result.
In other non-training related news…
I spent some time on Instagram this morning catching up on posts – liking, commenting, etc. Then I decided to check my Followers app. I haven’t checked it in a few weeks but it’s good because you can see all your new followers, people that have unfollowed you, etc. There’s also a feature that shows engagement and there’s a section where you can see accounts that haven’t liked, commented, or both on your phots. Well I went through to see which accounts have never liked/commented on ANY of my posts and I unfollowed them. I’m all about engagement on Instagram so it doesn’t make sense for me to follow accounts that don’t engage with my account. Thankfully it wasn’t a large number of accounts, but it still felt good to purge.
In more “fun” news, I have a great sale to share with you! Do I have any calf sleeve lovers out there? Pro Compression is offering grab bags for their calf sleeves. Each bag contains 3 randomly selected calf sleeves for $39. This is a huge savings so if you need calf sleeves, considering purchasing a grab bag, or two. But hurry, the deal ends tonight (details below)!
That’s it for this week – thanks for reading!
How was your week? Do you feel energized at the beginning of a training cycle?
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