Happy Sunday! As the title of this post suggests, there are 37 days until Fall and I really cannot wait. This was the week that I’ve just had it with the heat and humidity. My glasses shouldn’t fog up within 1 minute of me leaving the house – it’s so gross. Luckily I think Mother Nature sensed my frustration and gave us cooler weather this weekend – I was so appreciative of the break in humidity!
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, August 10
Peloton 2000s Ride 7/28/20 – Cody (30 minutes)
Peloton 90s Ride 8/8/20 – Cody (30 minutes)
Peloton 90s Run 7/15/20 – Jess (30 minutes)
I had a really hard time waking up on Monday morning. I decided to get an extra hour of sleep and do my workout in the afternoon – it was a good choice! Anyone that knows me knows that I love music, especially from the 90s and 2000s, so I really enjoyed all of these classes.
Tuesday, August 11
Peloton Disco Fun Walk 8/1/19 – Matty (30 minutes)
Peloton Pop Ride 1/11/20 – Cody (60 minutes)
Peloton Jhene Aiko Yoga Flow 5/27/20 – Anna (30 minutes)
I needed a day off from running so this was the perfect mix of workouts from me. The disco walk was super fun! I did this before going out to vote in the presidential primary. I believe that Connecticut was the last state to cast ballots, so it was really just a formality, but I still wanted to exercise my right to vote. When I got back home I did the pop ride. It’s weird – I don’t have any problem doing two 30 minute rides back to back but those 60 minute rides are rough! I spent some time on my yoga mat after class.
Wednesday, August 12
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (45 minutes)
Peloton Hip Hop Run 8/3/20 – Chase (30 minutes)
Let me just say that these OTF endurance workouts are always hard, but they are super hard with a mask. The treadmill section was brutal but luckily the floor and rowing blocks weren’t too bad. I did a Hip Hop run later on in the afternoon and the playlist was AMAZING. I will probably repeat this class in the future.
Thursday, August 13
Peloton Prince Run 8/13/20 – Andy (30 minutes)
Peloton Prince Warm Up Ride 8/12/20 – Ally (5 minutes)
Peloton Prince Ride 8/12/20 – Ally & Emma (30 minutes)
Peloton Prince Arms Toning 8/12/20 – Ally (10 minutes)
Peloton Intervals & Arms Ride 8/13/20 – Cody (30 minutes)
I couldn’t take any of the Prince classes live, so I was happy I could take them on demand. This Prince stack of classes was really fun. I have no clue how Peloton got the okay to use his music, but I’m happy they did! The Intervals & Arms class was also my 300th cycle class! I knew I wanted to take class with my favorite instructor, Cody, for that milestone.
Friday, August 14
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (45 minutes)
Peloton Prince Full Body Strength 8/13/20 (30 minutes)
Peloton Prince Core Strength 8/14/20 – Emma (10 minutes)
Prince Yoga Flow 8/13/20 – Ross (30 minutes)
The OTF class was really good – I liked the entire format of the class and the treadmill block had a good amount of walking recoveries which is much appreciated since I wear a mask for those classes. When I got home from class I did the full body strength class. There were a lot of AMRAP sections which were hard, but fun. After work I did the core and yoga classes. It was a nice way to decompress.
Saturday, August 15
Peloton Y2K Pop Fun Run (Outdoor) 5/23/19 – Matty (30 minutes)
Peloton Hip Hop Fun Run (Outdoor) 6/20/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Peloton 90s Bootcamp 8/15/20 – Jess (60 minutes)
It was the first morning all month that it didn’t feel like a sweaty sock or soup outside, so I had to take advantage! I did two Peloton outdoor runs, rested and re-fueled, and then took my normal #saturday60 bootcamp. I got in about 8.5 miles of running all together so all in all it was a good morning or workouts.
Sunday, August 16
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (45 minutes)
Peloton Caribbean Fun Run 10/15/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Peloton Dolly Parton Yoga Flow 6/24/20 – Kristin (30 minutes)
Another OTF endurance class. These types of classes are always hard, but they feel even harder with the mask. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get used to it! Since I’m trying to hit 100 miles this month, I added in a fun run after class to get in some more miles, grabbed some breakfast, and then did another yoga class. Of course I have to do modifications during the yoga classes, but it always provides a nice stretch.
Total Weekly Mileage: 24.5 miles
Summary: 10 runs*, 4 cycle, 1 bootcamp, 3 yoga and 5 OTF/strength/HITT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 115/124
Grade This Week – A
As I mentioned earlier, I was so happy for cooler temps this weekend. We really needed a break and I think it’s the first time in weeks we haven’t had to run our air conditioner. It’s nice to open the windows and get a breeze!
I only take the mask-required OTF classes so I’ve been testing out a few different ones over the past few weeks. Today I tested out the Body Helix Ultra-Light Face Mask and it worked pretty well. It didn’t pull on my ears, didn’t slip off my nose and it was super-light which made breathing a little easier. As some of you may know, I’m a BibRave Pro which means we get the opportunity to test out different products. As soon as this opportunity was presented, I signed up to test out the mask. I’m looking forward to trying it out for future runs as well.
One of my goals for August is to run 100 miles. I haven’t run 100 miles in a month since last Fall, but that makes sense because I haven’t actively trained for any races in months and I’ve been focusing more on cycle and strength training classes. I’m almost at 48 miles for the month so I think that I can hit this goal if I stay consistent with my running over the next 2 weeks.
…and now for this week’s meme collection..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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