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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Weekly Workout Recap!

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Happy Weekend! I am pleased with my workouts this week because I did some stuff other than just my boring 5 miler around my hood! Also, the weather has been FABULOUS, so that helps. I swear my runs are better when I'm not wearing two pairs of pants and 4 layers on top.

Saturday- I had it in my brain that I needed to do a "longish" run. It wasn't too cold, I had some good podcasts, and I ventured out of my neighborhood. There were a couple hills but nothing crazy. I ran by effort and didn't look at my Garmin until I was done. Boy were my paces all over the place!

Avg Pace: 8:23
Splits: 8:22, 9:11, 8:45, 8:19, 8:11, 8:23, 8:17, 8:16, 8:09, 8:02

Sunday- It was so warm out- about 40 degrees! My run was quite enjoyable! I was purposefully pushing the pace a little bit, but not too much.

Avg. Pace: 7:41
Splits: 7:24, 7:56, 7:48, 7:46, 7:33

Monday- Time to lift! I did chest @ home. A good way to start a Monday! I added some glute stuff so we'll see if I am sore tomorrow.

Chest Press- 5x15x20lb
Bicycles- 4x40
Push Ups- 5x10
Shoulder Press- 5x10x20lb
Chest Press (neutral gril)- 5x15x15lb
Stability Ball Knee Tuck- 3x15
Tricep Dips- 5x15
Plank w/ Knee Tuck- 4x20
Donkey Kicks- 4x20
Fire Hydrants- 4x20
Kick Backs- 4x20


Tuesday- Tuesdays are my "bad" day. I work and then teach six piano lessons. I can't get into my jammies and eat dinner until 7:30. I go to bed around 8:30 so that makes for a work filled day. The best way to start off a Tuesday right is with a RUN! I ran 8 miles around my hood. There were parts I had to be careful and walk due to the ice! The snow has been melting and the little puddles freeze overnight. It was a little cold, but I felt strong the entire run. It wasn't a "chore" to run 8 miles, so that is good.

Avg Pace: 8:29
Splits: 8:38, 8:36, 8:37, 8:28. 8:29, 8:24, 8:22. 8:14


Wednesday- I slogged through the rain for 6 miles! Glad to just get it done.


Avg Pace: 8:38
Splits: 8:44, 8:54, 8:38, 8:35, 8:32, 8:24



Thursday- Okay, I have come to the realization that if I only lift 2 times a week, I should not be doing split body parts. Since I can't manage to bump my lifting up to 3-4 times a week these days, I decided to start doing back and chest on the same day. It may take a little longer, but at least I will be getting everything done twice a week.


Band Asst. Pull Ups- 4x6
Chest Press- 4x10x25lb
Donkey Kicks- 4x20
Row- 4x10x25lb
Bicycle Crunches- 4x40
Push Ups- 4x10
Fire Hydrants- 4x20
Shoulder Press- 4x10x20lb
Stability Ball Pull Ins- 4x15
Band Asst. Neutral Grip Pull Ups- 3x8
Kick Backs- 4x20
Bicep Curls- 3x10x15lb
Tricep Dips- 3x15
Plank w/ Knee Tuck- 3x20

Friday- Just a lah-dee-dah run around my hood. My paces sure all over the place this week! I blame it on the treadmill running last week...


Average Pace: 8:29
Splits: 8:19, 8:41, 8:40, 8:31, 8:19


How many times a week are you lifting these days?
Did you have a good week of workouts?

19 comments:

  1. I usually just have 1 days of full body strength training so I try to squeeze everything in. It would probably be better to split it up over more than one day but I like to do so many other types of workouts too!

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  2. I only lift one day/week and it's heavy. We mostly do lower body, because I get a lot of upper body with yoga.

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    1. I lift heavy as well so I always have to make sure there is at least 72 hours between lifting workouts. Sometimes I break that rule.

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  3. While you had a great week of working out! You're in a lot of miles, it makes me jealous LOL. That is one thing I'm noticing around here too... some of the snow has been melting and causing a lot of ice patches.

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    1. I have no idea why the first word says "while" LOL

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    2. Yes our snow will be gone very soon due to the high temps. Today it is very bright out and I see patches of ground! Don't worry, you will be running many miles soon. :)

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  4. Nice week! I lift 2x/week if I'm lucky. This week I lifted only once. It's tough to fit everything in, especially when I need to swim and cycle too. I think I overdid it on upper body lately cuz I'm crazy strong. Think 60 pushups at once and I'm not even at failure. Maybe it's good for swimming? But I'm pretty sure I don't need that much upper body muscle. It's supposed to hit the 40's this weekend. Bring it on!

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    1. I want that much upper body muscle! If I tried to do 60 push ups in a row I would die lol

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    2. Wow 60 is a lot!!!! The most I did at once is 39. I was making some interesting noises as I approached failure!

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  5. Great workouts! Nice job with all the running. So, I ran last weekend. Took planned rest Monday due to snow then got knocked down with a sinus infection so I didn't do anything for 5 days!! I never get sick and this was awful. Still not over it and have 7 more days on my Rx but got an indoor track run/rowing session (2 miles each) followed by 1/2 mile in the pool. It wasn't a lot and it was tough but it felt so good to move my body again. I am so ready to be healthy again!!

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    1. Ugh I am sorry you got so sick! Being sick is the WORST!!!! But I'm glad you didn't workout when you were sick. Some people make themselves keep going but I think just giving yourself a break helps you get better faster.

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    2. ...truth be told, I used to do that. It helps that I have not gotten this sick in a good 5 years so that gave me time to get my exercise addiction under control. It was still hard but being healthy for vacation trumped getting in a workout. I did end up losing weight, however, which I am not thrilled about. I know it's muscle but now I have a starting place to begin that is lower than before but that is OK. I gotta be kind to this body of mine.

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  6. Great job! Your runs are looking looking strong. So is the lifting, I found my stupid shoulders were starting to tingle and burn and I get so nervous because I had a frozen shoulder for about a year, so I am trying to do one upper body and one lower a week and see if I notice a change. How many push ups can you do Megan? Have you ever tried to go to exhaustion? I never do more than 20 and I have really tried to push it to see...Marcia got me thinking lol

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    1. The most I ever did was 39. When I do push ups during my chest workouts, I use The Perfect Push Up thingermabobbers- look them up. Gripping them is a lot harder than "normal" push ups so that is why I only do 10 at a time.

      I hope your new lifting strategy helps your shoulders!

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    2. 39 is a lot. Those are lower than the grips we have at the gym. They look better.

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    3. Using the perfect push up makes it harder on the muscles but easier on my joints. It feels so good and it makes me stay in proper form.

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  7. I love that 10 miles is "longish" ;) We runners are nuts.

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    1. Well right now 10 miles IS long for me, but I know there are a lot of runners who read this who eat 10 miles for breakfast so I wanted to properly categorize it. :)

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