Weekly Workouts

Welcome to a weekly series where I share my workouts. This is mostly a fun way for me to keep track of my progress and goals. I also hope that in some small way, by sharing my successes and challenges you will learn something new, be inspired, or, at the very least, be entertained.

I’m a bit delayed, but here are my workouts from last week!

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saturday morning workout squad goals

Weekly Workouts (June 27-July 3, 2016)

Monday – ran 3.2 miles (9:44/mile average pace), abs (this video)

Tuesday – Flywheel (45 min)

Wednesday – off

Thursday – off

Friday – off

Saturday – ran 5 miles (11:08/mile average pace) with Meg & Reagan & Bow

Sunday – off

REMINDER – GOAL FOR THIS WEEK WAS: To have 5 days of workouts on the books.

THOUGHTS: Well, my goal for the week was simple: to work out for 5 days, which clearly didn’t happen. I have (annoyingly) had a really hard time getting up in the mornings before work lately (dehydrated? not going to bed early enough?) and my morning workout routine has definitely suffered. Something I am proud of? The 5 mile run! And thanks to Meg and Reagan chatting my ear off, it went by so very quickly. It was a bit hilly, but I felt strong and fit and was totally able to tackle them. I definitely felt good about that!

GOALS FOR NEXT WEEK: Let’s try this one more time! To have 5 days of workouts on the books and to make Saturday’s run 6 miles. I have two weeks before I start my 12-week half marathon training and I really need to bulk up my endurance so I don’t get burned out. I need to remember to stay hydrated (it’s steamy out this week!) and to get to bed early. Any other tips?

INSPIRATION: My dad! On Saturday he and his friend did what they called a “trifecta” which consisted of: 1. A five mile mountain bike ride, 2. A 5k run and 3. A kayak across the lake and back… all just for fun!

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That’s not my dad. But it is his beer!

My dad loves being active and is always encouraging us to get up and move. I will be channeling this energy in my workouts this week!

Feel free to share a goal of yours, tips, and/or inspiration below!

Happy sweating,

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G

Weekly Workouts

Welcome to a new weekly series where I share my workouts. This is mostly a fun way for me to keep track of my progress and goals. I also hope that in some small way, by sharing my successes and challenges you will learn something new, be inspired, or, at the very least, be entertained.

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Seen on Monday’s run

 

Weekly Workouts (June 20-26, 2016)

Monday – ran 3 miles (10:04/mile average pace), abs (this video)

Tuesday – Flywheel

Wednesday – off

Thursday – off

Friday – off

Saturday – ran 4 miles (10:18/mile average pace)

Sunday – off

THOUGHTS: As I mentioned in my last post, I recently signed up for my first half marathon in October. While official training doesn’t start until mid-July (which I am now realizing is two weeks away, help!), my goal at this point is to build up my number of workout days per week, so that when training does start, my body doesn’t go into total shock.

Another current goal of mine is to incorporate at least one day of cross training and at least one day of yoga into my weekly routine, so that I am not just pounding the pavement. I recently have felt a twinge in my knee, and some annoying back pain, and I know that strengthening my full body as a whole (not solely running) will help with this.

Given all of this, I am okay with how this past week’s workouts went. I would have been VERY happy with this week if I had done some speed work on Thursday and yoga on Sunday. I got very tired towards the end of this week with long work days, a few late nights seeing shows, and PMS — all causing me to be sluggish and crave extra sleep and couch time.

GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK: To have 5 days of workouts on the books. I think I can do it!

INSPIRATION: If you are a fan of gymnastics and have a spare hour on your hands, I highly recommend you check out this documentary about The Ranch built by Bela and Martha Karolyi. I watched it on Sunday (when I was supposed to be at yoga) and thought it was really interesting. I loved following the Fierce Five in London back in 2012, and can’t wait to see who is chosen for the 2016 Olympic team. I will definitely be channeling these ladies’ strength and determination in my workouts this week.

That’s all for now. Have a great week!

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