Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Workout Recap : 1/25 - 1/31

This past week was one of the most active I've had in a long time. I got it done with my weekday workouts & the weekend weather was too nice to NOT be outside. So, I took advantage any way I could. It looks like this warm weather may hold out for another week & I'm excited at the possibilities.

As usual I'm linking up with MarciaPatty & Erika today for Tuesdays on the Run. So, let's dive into this weeks Workout Recap.

Monday : Rest

Tuesday : 4 x 1 mile repeats
This workout was super tough, but I made it through & that was a great feeling. I did 4 x 1 mile repeats at my goal HM pace, 8:30. Eventually I'll work up to doing these a bit faster than goal pace. I ended up with 5+ miles when it was all said & done. Not bad for a Tuesday morning before work!

Wednesday : Strength // Full Body
I was feelin' myself this morning. Some legs, some arms, I finished off with a mini circuit. 1 minute wall sit, 10 push-ups, 10 goblet squats. It burned so good.

Thursday : Treadmill Run // 3 miles easy
This run was tough. Not sure if my legs were tired or being on the dreadmill just got to me. I kept my paces slow, but blah.

Friday : Strength + Spin
Hit the weight room again for a good upper body lift. I was able to up my weights on a few things & it felt really good. I hopped on the spin bike for a few minutes at the end to get my heart pumping.

Saturday : 6 miles // 9:26 pace + hiking
Group Run! I didn't feel too hot this morning. Could have headed for 10 miles, but I wasn't sure my body could handle it. So I stuck with 6. It was a bit chilly to start, but the sun was shining by the last few miles & it really warmed up. This route was new to me & felt super hilly. We made a few wrong turns, but I made it back in one piece. Somehow I never felt much of the "downhill" this elevation chart shows...

The BF & I spent the afternoon hiking. I do not know what it is, but creek crossings are such a struggle for me. I am always unsure of my footing. In the summertime, NBD if my feet get wet. In the wintertime when there is ice & snow everywhere, uh no thank you. The BF laughs at me every time. I'm trying to get better, but my mind really gets the best of me.

We ended up out with a group of friends that night ice skating. We were there for 2+ hours & my legs were feeling it.

Sunday : 4.66 miles // 10:26 pace
I let the BF set the pace. Slower than I would have liked, but it makes my heart happy when we run together, so I don't mind too much. We headed around the lake loop at North Park & the people watching was outstanding. The weather was incredible so I'm just excited I was able to get outside & soak up some sunshine.

Hope there's sunshine this week, wherever you are!


  1. Great job this week! I'm jealous of the weather you had over there. The nicest it got here was low 40s (but hey, I'll take it!).

    Mile repeats are a tough workout. It's funny, as I read this, I just completed a 4x1 mile workout myself. I was dreading it because I remember from my last cycle how grueling of a workout it is. It is a big fitness and endurance booster though! Keep up the great work!

    1. Congrats. It really is a tough workout. I'm glad to hear you think they're a big endurance booster. This is the first time I've done them, and they are TOUGH. So hoping they'll really pay off.

  2. You had an awesome week of training! I'm currently super sore from doing so many pushups last night at boot camp! And my calves are sore from calf raises, go figure! I would love to hike in the winter, I've only done it in the summer!

    1. I love winter hiking. 99% of the times we have the trails to ourselves. I guess people just don't think to hike.

      Oof. That must have been a lot of push-ups!

  3. Glad you got to enjoy the gorgeous weather! It's been a wonderful gift!

    1. Yesss! Looks like it won't last through the weekend, but seems like we may have some sunshine at least! Looks like you got to enjoy it too with all your roof pics!

  4. Great job on your workouts for the wk. I tried to go ice skating this past wkend and can you believe the person I went with forgot his coat? I said we will have to try this again. Maybe next wkend we will attempt it again.

    1. Definitely try again! I'm not all that good at it, but it just seems like such a great winter activity. Indoors or out!

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