Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. I think that Mother Nature must have sensed my frustration last week because she blessed us with some beautiful weather this week – cooler mornings and very low humidity. It made my heart smile!
It was another busy week as I’m gearing up for another staycation starting on Wednesday of next week. Work always seems to be crazy before taking some time off. Besides that, I’m still chasing 100 miles this month so I’m adding more miles to my workouts this week and next week.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, August 17
Peloton 90s Rock Fun Run 1/9/19 – Becs (20 minutes)
Peloton Punk Rock Bootcamp 8/8/20 – Chase (30 minutes)
Peloton Ellie Goulding Full Body Strength 8/7/20 – Selena (20 minutes)
I like all types of music and I haven’t listened to rock music in a while so this was a nice switch up. The 90s had some of the best rock groups and Becs picked some great songs for her class. Chase was super pumped up for the punk rock bootcamp which gave me a ton of energy for that class. These workouts were a great way to start off the week.
Tuesday, August 18
Peloton Hip Hop Fun Walk 4/1/19 – Rebecca (30 minutes)
Peloton Live DJ Ride 8/14/20 – Robin (45 minutes)
Peloton 90s Ride 6/24/20 – Cody (20 minutes)
Peloton Lady Gaga Yoga Flow 1/23/20 – Aditi (30 minutes)
Tuesdays have become started to become my non-running days so I usually incorporate a nice walk before getting on the bike for the cycle classes. It’s a really good warm up! The Lady Gaga yoga flow was also pretty good. I’ve noticed that I prefer the yoga classes with ‘non-traditional yoga music’ if that makes any sense? It gives me something else to focus on besides my horrible balance, lol.
Wednesday, August 19
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (45 minutes)
Peloton 90s Fun Run 2/12/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
This was a fun ESP class and I felt like I finally had my breathing under control on the treadmill even though we didn’t get many walk breaks. I’m trying to get in a few more miles this month so I added the 30 minute 90s Fun Run after class.
Thursday, August 20
Peloton Latin Run 8/11/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Latin Run 8/6/20 – Chase (20 minutes)
Peloton Latin Ride 7/21/20 – Cody (20 minutes)
Peloton Prince Cool Down Ride 8/12/20 – Emma (5 minutes)
Peloton King Princess Yoga Flow 6/22/20 – Anna (30 minutes)
I had an early morning dental appointment and I didn’t want to workout before that so I decided to do a ‘lunchtime stack’ workout. I felt like something fun so I decided to pick all latin themed classic because I knew the music would be amazing.
Friday, August 21
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton Hip Hop Fun Run 10/31/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
I struggled during the first half of class (my legs just didn’t want to run sprints on an incline) but thankfully recovered for the second half of the class which included some fast rowing black and heavy weights on the floor. I did a quick 30 minute run after lunch to get in a few more miles.
Saturday, August 22
Peloton Y2K Hip Hop Fun Run 4/29/19 – Jess (45 minutes)
Peloton Pop Bootcamp 8/22/20 – Jess (60 minutes)
Peloton Full Body Stretch 8/12/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
It was a fun morning with my girl Jess Sims! Also I decided to throw in a 10 minute stretch after both classes. Sometimes I don’t stretch after class, or if I do, it’s a 5 minute stretch. It’s probably best to do longer stretches after these types of classes so I will start to incorporate more 10 minute stretches.
Sunday, August 23
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (45 minutes)
Peloton Whitney Houston Yoga Flow 7/1/20 – Ross (45 minutes)
I really enjoyed today’s OTF class, especially the floor/row block. It was pretty fast paced which meant my heart rate didn’t drop too much – I prefer these types of classes. I found the treadmill portion to be difficult today because we had longer push paces and the mask I had for class wasn’t the best. I definitely won’t wear that one again.
Total Weekly Mileage: 24.3 miles
Summary: 11 runs*, 3 cycle, 2 bootcamp, 3 yoga and 4 OTF/strength/HITT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 120/124
Grade This Week – A
I’m looking forward to another staycation starting Wednesday of next week. Although I’m not going anywhere, it will be nice to have the time off from work. There’s something so freeing about not having to check emails and sit at my desk for hours on end. Also it’s currently Summer Restaurant Week in my city so I may venture downtown for outside eating. I need to check out the menus to see which restaurant I want to try.
I’m going to start the 4 week Peloton Power Zones program on August 31st. This programs provided measurable improvement in performance output on the bike and overall fitness. My low output numbers is something I struggle with for the cycle classes. I use my Apple watch to track my heart rate and calories burned and those numbers always look good to me, and they show I’m working hard, but my output/ranking on the bike is always below average in my opinion. I’m hoping this program will show me how to work smarter on the bike.
I’ve always wanted to do this program to improve my output, but I’ve been too scared to try it lol. Luckily a few weeks ago, Deborah and I talked about it and we decided to go through the program together. It will be great to go through this program with a friend!
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That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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