Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great week. We’re finally free of our days long heatwave and the weather today is gorgeous – hooray!
Here’s how my workouts went this week.
Monday, August 9
Pre-Run Warm Up 8/14/19 – Matt (5 minutes)
Chris Cornell Run 8/6/21 – Adrian (30 minutes)
HIIT Run 9/19/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Core Strength 2/28/20 – Matty (10 minutes)
Chest & Back Strength 5/1/21 – Erik (15 minutes)
Women of Rock Ride 3/5/20 – Emma (30 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 6/15/20 – Denis (5 minutes)
#Nevermissamonday!I decided to do my longer run for the week to get it out of the way. I really enjoyed both classes. The Chris Cornell run had a great rock playlist and a simple format – no hills or inclines and 3 chorus pick ups for each song. The HIIT run definitely got my heartrate up because of the faster runs and sprints – Jess decided to end the class with 8 sprints and I really can’t explain the puddle of sweat I was in after I finished. I also loved both of the strength classes. It was a great way to kick off the week!
Tuesday, August 10
Avenue of Giants Scenic Class (20 minutes)
Chicago Scenic Class (20 minutes)
Darwin Scenic Class (20 minutes)
Women of Country Ride 3/5/20 – Hannah C (45 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 8/9/21 – Olivia (5 minutes)
I started off my day with a 60 minute powerwalk which felt great after yesterday’s 60 minute run. The cycle class was a great way to flush out my legs. I originally didn’t plan on this stack of workouts but there was a last minute switch with one of my dad’s doctor’s appointments so I had to switch some workouts around. No problem as I was still able to get everything done before logging into work for the day.
Wednesday, August 11
Core Strength 8/1/21 – Matty (10 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (45 minutes)
Warm Up Run 2/2/21 – Becs (5 minutes)
Intervals Run 7/15/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
Women of Pop Ride 3/8/20 – Ally (30 minutes)
The template for the OTF class was great, especially the treadmill portion. I have become a fan of the interval run classes on the days that I take an OTF class. It’s a great way to get in the extra mileage without pushing too hard. I have also enjoyed all of Matty’s core classes so far this week.
Thursday, August 12
Core Strength 7/20/20 – Matty (10 minutes)
Aretha Franklin Ride 8/11/21 – Robin (30 minutes)
Aretha Franklin Arms & Weights 8/11/21 – Robin (10 minutes)
Aretha Franklin Full Body Strength 8/9/21 – Jess (30 minutes)
Warm Up Run 1/26/21 – Matty (5 minutes)
Aretha Franklin Run 8/12/21 – Matty (30 minutes)
Post-Run Stretch 7/7/21 – Adrian (5 minutes)
I haven’t had an evening workout in a long time but this was the best option based on how my work day was laid out. I’ll also admit that it felt good to sleep in an extra hour as well. I enjoyed the Aretha Franklin classes. It was just what I needed since I wanted a fun stack of classes to tackle. I decided to take Matty’s class live for my 250th run class. I really enjoyed the class and I got a milestone shoutout so it was a win-win.
Friday, August 13
Orangetheory Fitness – Power/Endurance (60 minutes)
Recovery Run 7/15/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
BHM: Hip Hop Ride 2/7/21 – Ally (20 minutes)
Core Strength – Matty (10 minutes)
Aretha Franklin Yoga Flow 8/12/21 – Chelsea (30 minutes)
Friday the 13th is always a “fun” time at OTF. I used the term “fun” loosely, lol. It was a killer workout. It’s rare that the treadmill and floor sections are equally as hard. The recovery run was just what I needed after the insane OTF class and the Aretha Franklin yoga flow class was the perfect way to end my night.
Saturday, August 14
Aretha Franklin Ride 8/13/21 – Mayla (30 minutes)
Core Strength 7/10/21 – Rad (10 minutes)
Full Body Advanced Bootcamp 8/14/21 – Jess (60 minutes)
Post-Run Stretch 3/4/21 – Matt (5 minutes)
I haven’t done a class with Rad in a few weeks and this core class was so good that I bookmarked it to do again. Even though it was only 10 minutes long, the playlist was great and the moves he selected for the circuit were simple yet effective. The #Saturday60 bootcamp was wild. This was the hardest advanced bootcamp I’ve done with Jess and I’m still sore.
Sunday, August 15
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (45 minutes)
Core Strength 7/17/21 – Rad (10 minutes)
WHM Celebration Ride 3/10/20 – Jess K. (30 minutes)
HIIT Cardio 1/7/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
Country Yoga Flow 5/1/21 – Ross (30 minutes)
When I woke up my body was still kind of sore from yesterday’s bootcamp class but it’s starting to feel better now. Today’s OTF class had a huge run/row block which made me so happy! That’s my favorite structure for an endurance day workout but I haven’t done it in a few months. I’ll do the yoga class later on this afternoon. I’m not a fan of Country music but I enjoy Ross so I know he will make the class fun.
Total Weekly Mileage: 17.38 miles
Summary: 11 runs*, 7 cycle, 1 bootcamps, 2 yoga and 13 OTF/strength/HIIT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 381/383
This week I felt like I was just trucking along with my workouts. I’m enjoying adding in one longer run a week to help with training for my upcoming virtual 10k’s. Right now I’m all about consistency vs. speed since I haven’t been doing any distance running all year.
On Thursday, Stamford re-instated the mask mandate for indoors and for any outdoor events of 100 or more people. This now means that OTF is back to mask required class. The classes have been mask optional for vaccinated members since mid-May. I have continued to wear my mask this entire time since the studio never required proof of vaccination. Sorry, but after seeing how selfish were throughout this pandemic, I don’t have faith in using the honor system. At this point I’m so used to working out in the mask (it’s been over a year) that it doesn’t bother me anymore.
…and now for this week’s memes
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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