Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a good week. If you have Monday off for Labor Day I hope that you’re enjoying the long weekend as well.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, August 31
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (45 minutes)
Peloton Hip Hop Fun Run 1/29/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Billy Joel Yoga Flow 11/17/19 – Kristin (45 minutes)
I really like the ESP classes because as my coach states “it offers a buffet of options”. I did a quick run once I got home to finish up my mileage goal for August 🙂
Tuesday, September 1
Peloton Power Zone Beginner Ride 1/30/20 – Matt (20 minutes)
Peloton Low Impact Ride 1/30/20 – Matt (15 minutes)
Peloton Spotify Housewerk Run 7/28/20 – Matty (30 minutes)
I love the start of a brand new month. Today I started the 4-week Power Zones Training program. I eased my way into the program with two short rides and then followed that up with a 30 minute run. This month will focus more on cycling than running, but I still want to log at least 50 miles of running this month.
Also, Kim and I decided to virtually ride together – she was outdoors and I was indoors. Nice to have fun with workouts when you can!
Wednesday, September 2
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton Spotify Housewerk Ride 7/28/20 – Jess K (30 minutes)
I had some technical difficulties with my heart rate monitor on the treadmill (didn’t record all my mileage) and rower (wouldn’t connect so I had no data), but other than that it was a good strength workout. I feel like every class I’ve done recently has goblet squats so I’m kinda over those now, lol. Followed up classe with a 30 minute ride. I’ll admit house music isn’t my favorite but I wanted to try something new.
Thursday, September 3
Peloton FTP Warm Up Ride 12/18/19 – Denis (10 minutes)
Peloton FTP Test Ride 12/4/19 – Denis (20 minutes)
Peloton Power Hour with Deadmau5 Run 8/31/20 – Olivia (30 minutes)
Okay…so this FTP Test Ride almost killed me. I really underestimated how hard it would be and my legs were aching once it was over. The 20 minutes literally felt like an hour.
Friday, September 4
Peloton Hip Hop Walk 8/27/20 – Adrian (20 minutes)
Peloton Power Zone Endurance Ride 1/30/20 – Olivia (30 minutes)
Peloton Power Hour with Deadmau5 Ride 8/30/20 – Kendall (30 minutes)
No running today, but I warmed up my legs by doing a quick walk before hitting the bike for an hour of work. The PZ Endurance Ride wasn’t too bad but I still don’t feel like I have a great grasp on the different zones and the benefits of working out in each zone. I’m hoping it will make sense to me the more I do it!
Saturday, September 5
Peloton Sean Paul Ride 9/2/20 – Hannah F (30 minutes)
Peloton Sean Paul Core Strength 9/3/20 – Selena (20 minutes)
Peloton Sean Paul Bootcamp 9/5/20 – Jess (60 minutes)
Sunday, September 6
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton Power Zone Endurance Ride 1/30/20 – Christine (30 minutes)
Today’s OTF class was great. It was hard but I felt strong during each block. Hopefully I will feel just as good at the end of this month when I tackle the Dri Tri. My studio is doing it outdoors this time which should be great, weather permitting. I did my last Power Zone ride of the week after class. I’m not exactly loving the Power Zone program so far. As you know, I’m really big on music as it often pumps me up during a class. The music has not been the best for any of these rides so it makes them drag on and on.
Total Weekly Mileage: 14.1 miles
Summary: 7 runs*, 9 cycle, 1 bootcamp, 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 – 131/131
Grade This Week – A
Anyone else excited to welcome September? I was happy to see August leave this week and I can’t wait for the official start of Fall in a few weeks.
On Monday I hit my goal of logging 100 miles for the month. I haven’t had a 100 mile month since last September. So basically when I don’t have races to train for, I don’t really push the mileage – not really a shocker, lol. I was glad to hit that goal and I also hit my unofficial goal of taking all of the Peloton Artist Series classes. Peloton releases new Artist Series classes at least once a month so I’ll continue to do them as they pop up.
On Tuesday I signed up for two virtual races. I thought I was done with virtual races, but I couldn’t pass these up. I signed up for the Hartford Marathon 10K. The price was super reasonable ($25) and all the proceeds go to charity.
I also signed up for the SoNo Half Marathon. The idea of running a virtual half marathon isn’t too appealing BUT I couldn’t let 2020 go by without running a half marathon. Also, the price was right ($25) with some proceeds going to charity and the swag is awesome as well. Also the SoNo race is local and I’ve done either the 5K or Half Marathon ever since it started a few years ago so I feel loyal to the race. Both races will be in October.
I also did a few meditation/yoga classes this week. My favorite was a 5 minute chair yoga class. I sit a lot when I’m working, especially now that I’m not in an office setting where I walk to talk to people, so the chair yoga was a nice 5 minute break. I’ve seen a few more 5 minute yoga and meditation classes on the app that I want to try out as well. I just feel that with everything going on, I really need to carve out some time for mental health breaks.
…and now for this week’s meme collection..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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