Happy Sunday! I’m still somewhat in a recovery week, but I’m back to my schedule of 6 workouts a week. It’s currently pouring rain here (bummer) so I’m happy I got my workout done earlier this morning. Before I get into this weeks recap, a HUGE congratulations to everyone that ran the Marine Corps Marathon today!! The weather was far from ideal but you all kicked butt – super proud of all of you.
Here’s how my workouts went this week.
Monday, October 21
Peloton Cycle Classes (60 minutes).
Oh it felt great to get back on the Peloton bike! I took two 30 minute classes and each one was great. It was a nice workout to do after a crazy busy day at work.
Tuesday, October 22
I had to work from our NYC office for work so I was pretty tired by the time I got back home. I had to be in the office early (caught a 6:25am train from home), so I treated myself to my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season on my walk from Grand Central Station to the office.
Wednesday, October 23
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
I haven’t done a class at my gym in about 3 weeks so it was nice to go back for the Wednesday night boot camp class. While I still prefer my OTF workouts, I really enjoy the instructor so that makes me want to continue to do this boot camp class as well.
Thursday, October 24
OrangeTheory Fitness – Hell Week Day 1 (60 minutes).
This day kicked off Hell Week at Orangetheory Fitness. It’s basically a week of super intense workouts – harder than their normal workouts. If you do at least 5 workouts during this week you’re rewarded with a Hell Week shirt 💀 . I swear, the things I’ll do for a free shirt… Moving on the workout was called “Pulse”. There was no floor/weights portion, just tons of switches from the rower to the treadmill. I ended the class with 39 splat points (which means I was at 84% or more of my maximum heart rate for 39 minutes of class), my highest ever. I was basically toast by the end of the class.
Friday, October 25
Orangetheory Fitness – Hell Week Day 2 (60 minutes).
I’m convinced the people in the corporate office were trying to kill us with this workout. Nothing but incline, incline and more incline on the treadmill. We kept going up 1% on the incline all the way until we reached 15%. I had to stop running/jogging once we hit 10% and just power walked the rest. The floor block consisted of 6 different arm exercises with multiple reps. Definitely left the studio with spaghetti arms. And no, I didn’t take class the next day to continue the torture with Split II, LOL.
Saturday, October 26
5 mile run.
My legs weren’t sore but they did feel tired, so this run was a struggle.
Sunday, October 27
Orangetheory Fitness – Hell Week Day 4 (60 minutes).
This was my 3rd class so I just have 2 more to go until I get my Hell Week shirt!
Today’s workout was CRAWL and I pretty much wanted to crawl out of the studio. Since this was a 3G class there were three different stations – run, row and floor. I ended up doing about 35 minutes straight of row/run switches. The floor consisted of ALL leg exercises. It was ROUGH.
Total Weekly Mileage: 10.5 miles
Summary: 4 runs, 4 strength training workouts, 2 cycle classes
Grade This Week – A
I guess I’m still technically recovering? I’m back to getting in my weekly workouts, but this week is a little bit extreme because of Hell Week at OTF. I have a desire to workout, but not run. I look forward to my spinning and OTF workouts but my desire to run is pretty much non-existent. I know that will change eventually, it just feels a little weird right now.
I’m technically training for the Charlotte Half Marathon in a few weeks so I really need to start bumping up my mileage on my Saturday runs. I really should have done 10 miles this past Saturday but I think we all know that wasn’t happening, LOL. Hopefully I’ll get in a few more runs next week. I have a 5K in NYC next Saturday so I’ll need to get in a longer run on a different day of the week.
Next week is the New York City Marathon – hooray!! I’m looking forward to volunteering at the Expo on Friday, running the Abbott Dash to the Finish 5K on Saturday and spectating the race on Sunday. It’s going to be a jam packed, but fun weekend!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂