Happy Sunday! Did this week seem super long to anyone else? Although I was pretty busy at work, it seemed like each day just dragged on and on! It was another hot and humid week. Fingers crossed that August isn’t a month of sweltering heat!
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, July 27
Peloton 2000s Bootcamp 7/18/20 – Jess (60 minutes)
Peloton Shakira Yoga Flow 9/23/19 – Kristin (30 minutes)
Started of week 3 of Pelothon with some of my #LegendsOfFun instructors! The bootcamp class had SO many turkish getups – it was brutal. I don’t want to do another one of those for a long time. I definitely needed the yoga flow after the class to stretch and decompress before starting the work day.
Tuesday, July 28
Peloton Spotify Mint Fun Run 1/23/20 – Olivia (45 minutes)
Peloton BHM: Fresh Friday Ride 2/21/20 – Denis (30 mintues)
I was a little annoyed by the run because the music was so-so and the instructor did a crapload of intervals. It was supposed to be a ‘fun run’ so after a while I just ignored the intervals part and settled into a steady pace.
The BHM: Fresh Friday Ride was amazing! A few Peloton members had suggested this ride so that’s why it was on my radar. The whole playlist focused on playing the original version of a song, followed by a song that sampled it. For example, he played ‘Between the Sheets’ by the Isley Brothers and then that went right into ‘Big Poppa’ by the Notorious BIG since that song sampled the beat from the Isley Brothers song. I’ve never done a ride like that before so it was really, really cool!
Wednesday, July 29
Peloton Work It vs. Rock the Boat Ride 1/15/16 – Cody (45 minutes)
Peloton HIIT Cardio 7/23/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
Peloton HIIT Cardio: Live from Home 6/3/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Common Yoga Flow 7/29/20 – Chelsea (30 minutes)
I’m in a few Peloton groups on Facebook and the ‘Work It vs. Rock the Boat Ride’ has come up in discussion multiple times so I decided to check it out. I had to dig far back in the archives for this one (2016!) but it was well worth it. All the songs for the ride were from Missy Elliott and Aaliyah so I knew all the songs and could jam along. It was a very well put together ride. The HIIT cardio classes I took after the ride weren’t as fun (lol) but I can always rely on Jess to give me a great sweat.
At the last minute I decided to do the Common Yoga Flow class live later on in the evening. It was a nice way to decompress from a crazy work day! It was my first yoga class with Chelsea and I really enjoyed it – her voice is so soothing and I was able to modify all the moves that I couldn’t do.
Thursday, July 30
Peloton 2010s Bootcamp 7/25/20 – Jess (60 minutes)
Peloton Common Ride 7/29/20 – Tunde (30 minutes)
Another #deathbyJess bootcamp class 🙂 I usually don’t do any other classes after a 60 minute bootcamp class, but I thought that the Common ride would be nice because his music is really mellow and I could take the class easy. There was one hard section that really worked my legs, but other than that I kept medium resistance on the bike – enough to get a good workout, but not too high where I felt like I wanted to cry, lol.
Friday, July 31
Peloton Common Run 7/30/20 – Jess (30 minutes)
Peloton Common Bootcamp 7/30/20 – Chase (30 minutes)
Peloton Common Full Body Strength 7/30/20 – Adrian (20 minutes)
Finished up the Common Artist Series classes with this awesome trifecta!
Saturday, August 1
Peloton Groove Ride 7/20/20 – Cody (60 minutes)
Peloton Hip Hop Bootcamp 8/1/20 – Jess (60 minutes)
Both classes were great! I had not taken a 60 minute cycle class in over a year, so I was a little nervous going into the ride, but it was really good. Cody is my go-to cycle instructor because he makes the classes hard, but fun. I also got a huge PR on this ride so I was thrilled about that. My favorite bootcamp instructor, Jess, was teaching her weekly 60 minute bootcamp class live so I decided to jump on after my ride. My legs were kind of sore/tired, but I was able to push through the discomfort. Oh, and it was a total sweatfest as expected.
Since I’m not training for any Fall races, I’m dedicating my Saturdays to longer workouts. I would typically be running 2-3 hour long runs if I was training, especially for a marathon, so having longer workouts on this day just made sense. I still want to maintain my endurance during this time and I hope this will pay off!
Sunday, August 2
Peloton Celine Dion Run Matty 12/18/19 – (30 minutes)
Peloton New Tracks Ride 8/2/20 – Kendall (20 minutes)
Peloton Hip Hop Ride 7/29/20 – Kendall (20 minutes)
Peloton Celine Dion Yoga Flow 12/16/19 – Ross (30 minutes)
Ended week 3 of Pelothon with another Artist Series run, followed by a few cycle classes. The Hop Hop ride was REALLY good – it was just what I needed which was a party on the bike! Followed up those classes with a yoga class. My hips have felt a bit tight this week so I hope that the yoga class will help.
Total Weekly Mileage: 19.8 miles
Summary: 6 runs*, 6 cycle, 4 bootcamp, 3 strength/HITT and 3 yoga classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 98/110
Grade This Week – A
Can you believe that we’re already in August? July was another crazy month so I hope that August is very uneventful. I ended July with 80 running miles and 181 cycling miles, both of which were able my goal, so I was happy with those numbers!
In non-fitness related news, my company has extended our voluntary work from home period to January. I’m not at all surprised by this and I will continue to work from home for the rest of the year. If employees want to start going back to the office in October, they can, but with tons of precautions of course. I’ve reviewed the list of procedures we would have to follow and it’s just way too much. I would be much more productive working from home. But….while I don’t mind working from home, I don’t 100% love it either. Eventually I hope that I’m able to split time between the office and home.
…and now for this week’s meme collection..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂