Happy Sunday 🙂 It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a Weekly Run Down post, but I’m back! I took a little break from my weekly workout recaps since I haven’t been running too much (more on that later) but I’ve still been working out. Here’s how my workouts went this week.
Monday, November 18
OrangeTheory Fitness – Strength (60 minutes).
Not gonna lie, my legs were still sore/tired from the race but I wanted to start off the week with a good workout. #nevermissamonday
We also had a 500 meter benchmark on the rower and I beat my old time by three seconds – I’ll take it!
I also celebrated #MedalMonday for running the Charlotte Half Marathon!
Tuesday, November 19
Peloton Cycle Classes (45 minutes).
I have been wanting to get back to my Peloton rides and that started this week. I like taking two different classes as opposed to one 45 minute class so I get a mix of instructors.
Wednesday, November 20
Peloton Cycle Classes (45 minutes)
Day #2 of my Peloton rides, and I also hit 140 cycle rides and 400 total workouts!
Thursday, November 21
Rest Day! 🙂
Friday, November 22
OrangeTheory Fitness – Strength (60 minutes)
Now that I don’t have super long runs on Saturdays, I can take OTF classes on Friday after work. I call them my “Happy Hour” classes 🙂
Saturday, November 23
4 mile run.
This run started off pretty rough but I fell into a grove after the first mile, thank goodness!
Sunday, November 24
OrangeTheory Fitness – ESP (60 minutes).
I really enjoy the ESP (endurance, strength, power) workouts because it’s a mix of everything! This was a 3G workout which meant there were three different groups (one group each on the treadmills, rowers and weights).I went from the treadmill to the rowers to the weights and that was probably the worst combination because I was completely wiped out by the time I hit the weights. I was tired, but still got it done!
Total Weekly Mileage: 9.4 miles
Summary: 4 runs, 3 strength training workouts, 4 cycle classes
Grade This Week – B+
I mentioned at the beginning of the post that I haven’t been running too much. Most of that was just needing some downtime after the marathon, but I’ve been dealing with some back and knee issues over the past few weeks that has put running on the back burner. I’ve dealt with back pain off and on all year but it’s been more of a daily annoyance the past 2 weeks. It’s not really a pain, but more of a stiffness. At my ART appointment on Thursday my doctor said that he’s never seen my upper back that tight. I always feel better after I get my weekly adjustment from him but it’s just a temporary fix. I’m going to really start paying more attention to my posture at work because I know I tend to hunch over while sitting in my chair. Hopefully that will help!
I’ve also been dealing with some random knee pain since earlier in the week. I think this is probably from the hilly half marathon I ran last weekend. It’s a weird little pain behind my knee. My ART doctor worked on that as well and it does feel better now so I’m thankful for that. My 4 mile run on Saturday felt fine so I think I’ll just stick to the shorter distances for a few weeks.
It other workout developments, I finally cancelled my LA Fitness gym membership last week. I’ll have access to the gym until the end of this year. It just made sense as I wasn’t going that often. I also upgraded my OrangeTheory Fitness membership to unlimited, so now I can go as often as I want. I will probably stick to 3-4 days a week. I think anyone that knows me saw this coming, lol. I just really love everything about OTF and I’m looking forward to get stronger and increasing my endurance during my off season from running this Winter.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? I’m planning on running a local Turkey Trot. It’s free and untimed but a nice thing to do on Thanksgiving morning. I may also take an OTF class later on in the morning as well.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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