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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Weekly Workout Recap!

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This is my last workout re-cap before I officially start training for Via! From then on, I will do a little bit of a different format for my recaps and you will probably see them on Tuesdays. 

It was another week of la la la running for me! Shit will be getting real pretty soon, so there's no reason to bust my ass right now.

Saturday- 8 mile loops around a nearby park. I ran a pretty consistent 8:30 pace, which is like the definition of a "la la la" run for me! I walked two miles afterward. BAM!

Sunday- Ultimate lifting sesh at home! It took me over two hours! No, it doesn't always take me that long because normally I do split body parts. Today I just wanted to feel the burn!

Monday- I ran 5 easy miles around my hood. All in all it was a good run albeit slow. Still don't have my mojo back. Then again, it wasn't like I was trying to push the pace or anything. After work I took Paul to the gym. Instead of just reading in the car, I did some hip/glute stuff as well as some abs. It took me about an hour and my abs were burning!

Donkey Kicks- 5x20
Bicycles- 5x40
Hydrants- 5x20
Stability ball knee tuck- 5x15
Captain's Chair 5x20 (owwww!)
Kick Backs- 5x20
Planks- 5x60 seconds

Tuesday- Another 5 easy miles around an 8:40 pace. I was feeling so pokey and was totally questioning my marathon goals. What a great time to do that, right? Before training even begins. 

Wednesday- I woke up at 2:59 and couldn't fall back asleep. I laid there until 4:05 and then I got up. I was out on the road before 5:00. The roads are always open. I was angry about not getting sleep and I was angry about work stuff. Angry runs are the best and I effortlessly ran at a sub 8 pace for 6 miles. There's something about anger that fuels me like nothing else. I had lots of time to stretch and do my glute/hip exercises after.

Thursday- I lifted chest at home while I geeked out to Survivor podcasts! I did things in a different order than normal which sort of threw me off.

Push Ups- 10x10
Donkey Kicks- 5x20
Chest Press- 2x6x30lb, 4x10x25lb
Bicycles- 4x40
Hydrants- 5x20
Shoulder Press- 5x10x20lb
Kick backs- 5x20
Sit ups on stability ball- 5x15x15lb
Tricep Dips- 5x15
Stability ball knee tuck- 5x15

Friday- 6 easy miles in my hood. I ran around an 8:30 pace. After work, Paul wanted to go to the gym so I figured I could do some back stuff.

Asst. Pull Ups- 5x8 w/ 16lb asst.
Cable Row- 15x40lb, 15x45lb, 15x50lb, 12x55lb, 10x60lb
Bicylces- 5x40
Captain's Chair- 5x20 (owwww!)
Lat Pull Down- 5x8x80lb
Asst. Pull Ups (neutral grip)- 4x8 w/ 16lb asst.
Band Asst. Pull Ups- 1x5
Donkey Kicks- 5x20
Push Backs- 5x20

So I haven't done pull ups at the gym in a long time and I realized that using 16lb of asst. is more than what my band provides me at home.

Here's my last set of pull ups I did with a band on the monkey bars because some idiot decided to take his rest breaks ON THE MACHINE. Gym etiquette 101: When you are resting, step off the machine!!!

How were your workouts this week?


  1. I hate waking up super early like that, but at leas there is more time for a workout! Looking forward to your marathon training recaps!

    1. Yes, lucky for us we can do a better workout that will hopefully energize and wake us up.

  2. I can't wait to follow along on your marathon training! I hope you are exited. This week was 3 runs, 3 bike rides and 5 days of lifting. Supposed to get rain this weekend so had to take advantage of doing my cycling early in the week (cycling in the rain/wind just isn't that fun, ya know?)

    1. You are a beast! How do you break up your lifting?

    2. You are the beast and I am in awe! Normally I am lifting 6 days per week so one body part per day and then my REST YO ASS DAY. I took Sunday off since we went out in Denver on Saturday and since we went out last night I took today off so my days to lift ended up being 5.

  3. I love a good ab-burning session!! I like that 8:30 is la la la for you ;o)