Happy Sunday! I hope that you all had a great week 🙂 All week I’ve been thinking about all of the runners affected by the cancellation of the Tokyo Marathon. My heart breaks for them 🙁 Luckily, most of the runners I know were able to get money back from the airlines and hotels and they have registered for other marathons next month so that all their training doesn’t go to waste.
This week was pretty good! I’m just over the halfway point for the OTF Transformation Challenge and I completed my 100th OTF class on Tuesday! If I keep with my current schedule of 4-5 classes a week I’m pretty sure I’ll hit 200 classes by the end of the year 🙂
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, February 17
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (60 minutes).
I had the day off from work due to President’s Day so I was able to get in a morning OTF workout. I much prefer getting these workouts done in the morning so I’m always happy when I’m off work and can make this happen! I’m not sure why but I was really in the zone for the whole workout. I felt super energized and strong and had a really great class. Also this was an unexpected 3G class (they wanted to get in as many people as possible for the holiday) but I ended up enjoying it a lot.
This week is also the point where we do mid-way weigh-ins for the transformation challenge. I was happy to see that I was down 7 pounds and 2.5% body fat, but surprised that I lost a little muscle mass since I’ve been lifting heavier. I plan on talking to the OTF coaches about this to get some tips.
Tuesday, February 18
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes).
I had a great endurance workout to celebrate my 100th OTF class! I still can’t believe I’ve done so many classes there. Next goal – hit 200 classes by the end of 2020!
Wednesday, February 19
3 mile run + cycle class (20 minutes).
I got in a great lunchtime workout. I can only do these types of workouts when I’m working from home since it’s the only way I can truly maximize my lunch break. I did a faster run on the treadmill which didn’t feel horrible so maybe my endurance it getting better? Also I loved the 20 min cycle class because it packs a lot of hard efforts in a short amount of time.
Thursday, February 20
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (60 minutes).
This was such a great class! I really enjoy the floor block because it had a little bit of everything and I was able to keep my heart rate up because we mixed in some rowing in-between sets.
I also had a little fun with the transformation challenge 🙂 Since we had mid-point weigh ins this week, the mini challenge is around weight loss. The team with the highest percentage of body fat loss will win the challenge. What better time to bring free donuts for the red, orange and blue teams? I purchased a bag of healthy fruit for the green team (my team). Everyone thought it was pretty funny so I was glad it went over well (I wanted it to be funny and not seem mean). Glad to know everyone has the same humor as me.
Friday, February 21
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (60 minutes).
This was a tornado style workout which means we had short but effective blocks on the floor, treadmill and rower. We switched every 3 minutes which means it was hard to keep my heart rate up so I didn’t get as many splat points. I really tried to push the pace when possible on the treadmill since we weren’t on it for that long.
Saturday, February 22
4 mile run.
We FINALLY had a Saturday morning without rain, snow or freezing cold temperatures so I was able to run outside and it felt great!
Sunday, February 23
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (60 minutes).
I took a later class today because I wanted to attend a workshop after class. It was a really good strength workout with a run/row combo on the floor – I really enjoyed it.
I also attended a Dri-Tri workshop after my class this afternoon. The OTF Dri-Tri is a 2,000 meter row, 300 bodyweight exercises and a 5K. I’m doing the Dri-Tri again next month and I want to beat my time from last Fall. I got a lot of tips from the workshop so it was well worth it.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16.8 miles
Summary: 7 runs*, 1 cycle class and 5 OTF workouts
*I include running from my OTF workouts and stand alone runs as well.
Grade This Week – A
Wow, I didn’t realize I ran every day this week. Is this an unofficial run streak? LOL. Overall I’m very happy with this week and my body doesn’t feel as beat down as it has in the past, even though I didn’t have a rest day this week. After having a few days to look over my mid-point weigh in results, I actually feel better about those too. I’m going to really focus on trying to get in more protein throughout the day and I am hopeful that will help me build more muscle. I’m hoping to see a gain in muscle when we do the final weigh in in mid-March.
It seems like all the stores put out Easter candy as soon as Valentine’s Day was over. Although I haven’t seen these in stores yet, I saw it online and thought it was so gross. I hate Peeps anyway but then to add this flavor? Yuck!
Speaking of Easter, can you believe that Ash Wednesday is a few days away? I still have to figure out what I’m giving up for Lent. If you celebrate, what are you giving up for Lent?
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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