Happy Sunday 🙂 Before I get started, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE NYC MARATHON FINISHERS!!
It was another busy week! I finished up Orangetheory Fitness Hell Week, celebrated Halloween and took part in some of the New York City Marathon festivities.
Here’s how my workouts went this week.
Monday, October 28
Orangetheory Fitness – Hell Week Day 5 (60 minutes).
Monday was super rough – the day just dragged on and on and I didn’t have any energy. I tried out this energy drink and loved the flavor! I used to drink their orange flavored drink, but the watermelon was super tasty and gave me energy I really needed to get through class.
This class was bananas! The treadmill to floor switches were brutal, but the 13.5 minute row was down right sweaty and hard. I’ve never rowed for that long in my life. I probably started out a little too fast and I was dying by the final minute. After the rowing section, each person told the coach how many meters they rowed and they put that number in their system.
After all of the classes, the studio calculated everyone’s row number and came up with the average. Stamford came in 3rd when compared against the other studios in the state. I think this is amazing since our studio isn’t even a year old yet – we rocked it!
Tuesday, October 29
Peloton Cycle (40 minutes).
My legs really needed some TLC and spinning usually helps to flush them out. I took two fun 20 minutes classes.
Wednesday, October 30
Orangetheory Fitness – Hell Week Day 7 (60 minutes).
Well this class lived up to it’s name – it was psycho! Between all of the row/treadmill switches and burpees on the floor, I was absolute beat by the end of class, but I was rewarded with my Hell Week shirt after class!
Thursday, October 31
Peloton Cycle (30 minutes).
Decided to get in a short workout on Halloween, it was fun!
We also upgraded to giving out full size candy cars to the trick or treaters this year! 🙂
Friday, November 1
No workout today but I did volunteer at the New York City Marathon Expo! This was my second time volunteering at the Expo and it was super fun. I was in charge of giving out the official race shirts to runners (Women’s Size XL to be exact). It was nice to talk to the runners and wish them luck on their big race!
Saturday, November 2
NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K.
I have a love/hate relationship with this race. I love it because the route is amazing (you run down 42nd street, 6th avenue and cross the same finish line as the marathon), but I hate it because I have to catch a super early train into the city and it’s a very crowded race!
Sunday, November 3
6 mile run.
I woke with a very achy back which meant I couldn’t go into NYC to cheer on the marathon runners – I was pretty bummed 🙁 I took things slow in the morning – made coffee, ate breakfast, took 2 Motrin and used heat and a massager on my back – all while watching the NYC Marathon on TV. By the afternoon I was feeling much better and decided I would try to run. Luckily I was able to get through 6 miles while tracking all my friends running the race!
Total Weekly Mileage: 12.3 miles
Summary: 4 runs, 2 strength training workouts, 3 cycle classes
Grade This Week – B+
I was so happy to get through my very first Orangetheory Fitness Hell Week! The classes were definitely intense and I know that it’s a lot of work for a t-shirt, but for me it was more about the journey than the shirt!
I wrapped up the month with 75 miles. Lower than the previous few months, but I guess that happens with tapering for a marathon and marathon recovery both happen in the same month 🙂
I also finished up the Peloton Fall Launch Challenge on Thursday. I did at least one Peloton class every day from October 1-31. This time I mixed it up between meditation, yoga, spinning and stretching classes.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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