Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Workout Recap : 12/14 - 12/20

Monday : Rest
The BF has Mondays off work this month, so I've been taking them as a rest day each week. Not ideal for me, but it's one of our few chances to sleep in together, so I deal.

Tuesday : Strength training // Arms + treadmill run
Lifting was frustrating. Sometimes the weight room is packed, other times desolate, but there doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason as to when. Every machine I wanted was taken, or working funny. I got it done, but didn't push myself. Ran 2+ miles on the treadmill afterwards.

Wednesday : Strength training // Legs + Spin
A speed workout was on the schedule, but I wasn't in the mood to run. The gym was desolate this morning so my leg routine was done super quick. I didn't have to wait for anything and was able to get each lift done in my preferred order. Afterwards I hopped on the spin bike for 20 minutes to keep things loose.

Thursday : Rest
I slept in, and almost slept through my alarm clock & it was GLORIOUS. I regret nothing.

Friday : Strength training // Legs + Arms
I did 2 short circuits, one focused on upper body, one focused on lower body. I'm thinking one full day of lifting + another 1 or 2 short sessions during the week will be how I fit strength into my half marathon training. I only run 3 days a week so I have plenty of time to fit it in.

Saturday : 7 miles // 9:20 pace
Back at it with a group run. I stuck with the 9:30 pace group, sort of. They took a super long water stop, but I wasn't trying to stand around, so I struck off on my own with a few others who felt the same way. I thought my watch had started, but I looked down to check my pace about a mile in & nothing had registered, so my watch was all sorts of off on this.

If your Garmin is on your wrist but doesn't register a run, did you really run?

Sunday : 6-ish mile hike // 2 hours hike time
Headed to a nearby park. The trail was challenging in parts. A few steep hills & 3 creek crossings each way. And losing the trail a few times which meant walking through a few yards. Oops.

So, 2 workouts outside, CHECK.
12+ miles run, NOPE.

If I had run Wednesday like I set out to do I would have made it. But since I'm not training for anything yet it's not worth forcing myself to run.

Since I'll be doing lots of travelling this coming week ( PA --> KY --> MS --> KY --> PA) I'm not holding myself to the same standards. I'll be gone for 7 days. So, I'm going to work towards 1 run, 1 walk & 2 indoor circuit type workouts. Doesn't sound like much, but I want to be realistic with what I can do.

What will your Christmas time workouts look like?
Anyone else traveling far away?

I'm linking up with Marcia, Patty & Erika today for Tuesdays on the Run. Next Tuesday I'll recap my 2015 year of running & have updates on what spring of 2016 will look like for me. Hopefully I'll even have my training plan ready to go by then.


  1. Great job this week! Awesome graphic too! Love being able to see all the workout data in one place. I usually go to Tennessee for the holidays, but luckily this year we're staying in PA. Hope you have a great trip!

  2. You really worked hard this past week, so many workouts! I'm not crazy about the gym at times, especially when I want to use certain equipment and can't!

    1. Right? I do love the access to equipment it gives me when it's cold, rainy & dark outside. But it definitely has it's trade offs.

  3. I agree--it's tough to fit in everything you want to do with the holidays and travel. Have a great week and holiday!

  4. Great job on your workouts last week! I like your recap graphic! I'm not travelling this year so I should be fine. Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. It is always nice sleeping in after some hard workouts from the week. I hate when my GPS never gets a signal.
    I am not traveling this yr for xmas. So nice to spending time home w family.

  6. I love that graphic you have with your workouts in it! Even bad workouts would look happy and great in that! I went to the gym yesterday and did "arms", but I have never really segmented my weights into arms and legs, so I felt pretty cool saying I was doing "arms" :) Sadly my workout was cut short today with some hip pain. So it might be a no-running holiday for me. Stinks, but gotta keep looking at the overall health picture at times like that.


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