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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Weekly Workouts!


This week my goal was to run 5 days. Mission accomplished! Okay, that's a pretty easy goal to have...

Saturday- Lifting at home.

Chest Press- 5x10x25lb
Band Asst. Pull Ups- 5x6
Push Ups- 5x10
Dumbbell Row- 5x10x25lb
Shoulder Press- 5x10x20lb
Bicep Curls- 5x10x15lb
Tricep Dips- 5x15
Bicycles- 5x40
Stability Ball Sit Ups- 5x15x15lb
Stability Ball Knee Tuck-  5x15
Hip/Glute Exercises


Sunday- 11 miles. What a weird number, right? I rarely run 11 miles. Distances I rarely run: 7, 9, 11, 17, 19. I averaged in the low 8s. I forgot to start my Garmin after a pee stop behind a tree, so I wasn't sure how far I went. When I got home I mapped my run and realized I did 10.41. So of course I had to go out and run .69!

Monday- 6 miler in my hood. It started out as a 5 miler (due to only sleeping 3 hours the night before) but after mile five when I went inside I realized it was only 6:32 and I didn't have to start getting ready for work for another 50 minutes... so I went out and tacked on one more mile. It was warm! I only had on short sleeves.


Tuesday- 6 miles. Another short sleeved run! This is nice!



Wednesday- 5 miles. I warmed up with 1 mile, then ran a a 5k, then cooled down. My 5k clocked in @ 20:51! I wrote more about this run here.

Then I took Paul to the gym after work, so I figured I may as well lift. I did a short chest/shoulder workout. I was tired and just wasn't feeling it. This is why I workout in the morning... and only workout once a day!

Chest Press- 5x8x27.5lb
Shoulder Press- 5x10x22.5lb
Push Ups- 5x10
Tricep Push Downs- 5x30lb
Bicycle Crunches- 5x40
Stability Ball Crunches- 5x15x15lb
Lots of stretching!


Thursday- Lifting back @ home. I got less than 5 hours sleep (damn presidential debate!) so I was tired and really just wanted to run. When I'm tired, going for a 5 miler is easier than lifting. But I knew I should rest after my impromptu 5k. Plus, I love running on Fridays so I figured today would be a better day not to run. Another reason I didn't want to lift was because our house was SO HOT. We turned the a/c and heat off a couple weeks ago and we want to leave it that way for as long as possible. We're having a heat wave here in PA... it's been about 80 this week! Okay, after all this complaining about why I didn't want to lift, here is what I did...

Chair Asst. Wide Grip Pull Ups- 5x12
Band Asst. Neutral Grip Pull Ups- 5x6
Dumbbell Row- 5x10x20lb
Bicep Curls- 5x10x15lb
Forearm Planks- 10x30sec (30 sec on, 30 sec off for 10 min while I watched The Today Show!)
Bicycles- 5x40
Stability Ball Crunches- 5x15x15lb
Stability Ball Knee Tuck- 5x15


Friday- 5 miles. This run was weird. There were no aches or pains but from the first step I was just tired. So I just powered on and did 5 miles. I was pretty hungry too. I hate running when I am hungry!


How were your workouts this week?
What distances do you rarely run?
Do you ever workout twice a day?

10 comments:

  1. I work out twice a day occasionally, although usually different workouts (like, not 2 runs). Most of the time it's a BodyFlow class or strength training, and I space them out pretty far so I can recover between each- even though bodyflow is like yoga and more of a recovery activity than a "workout".

    I rarely run anything less than 5 miles at a time. I see people who run 2-3 miles and I just can't do a run if it takes me longer to shower and wash and dry my hair than it did to run.

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    1. Body flow and yoga sound like great ways to recover. I love stretching and watching CNN after a run. I can always find a way to make stretching *not* relaxing hahaha!

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  2. Great workouts, Megan! You hit all your goals! Most of my runs are between 3 - 5 miles but I am OK with stopping on less than a whole number but will go until the next minute--and then if I ran 36 minutes, I walk Macy 14 or 19 minutes so it comes out to a whole number for time. See, I am as OCD as you but it's more about the time and not the distance. Well, you know I don't work out 2 x per day. I spent the better part of a decade doing that and hating it and having it control my life so once I fought to let that go (and let go of working out 2 hours per day down to less than an hour per day), I have never looked back! In fact after 3 days of RUNNING this week (and two swims) I am taking the next three days to only walk around on our trip. Number one, I am just making sure my little ankle is happy with the back to running scene and number two, I like to use weekend vacations as an opportunity to give myself a 3 day rest--something I couldn't even imagine in another life :) Run some miles for me this weekend!!

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    1. Haha as long as I set a low bar I will meet my goals! That is interesting that you go by time more so than mileage. We are so alike... I did the exact thing: 2 hrs of workouts a day! I was so unhappy. And squishy. Quality vs. quantity, ammiright!!!??? You are going to get tons of walking around on vaycay. I hope you have and awesome time!!!

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  3. I had never thought about odd running distances ! But I guess I can say I rarely do 7 miles. I'll do 8, 9, but rarely 7.

    Great week of work outs !!

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    1. I don't do 7 much either! It's like why not just do 6 or 8? hehe.

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  4. I am impressed that you have good runs when you don't get a lot of sleep. Man I am always tired when I wake up no matter what time I go to bed. What time do you have to be to work in the morning?

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    1. ONe night of no sleep and I can have a decent run. But several in a row and then I am sure it would go downhill. I need to be at work at 7:55. So my morning schedule (if I am running 5-6 miles only) looks like this:

      5:45: get up
      6:10-15: start run (depending on mileage)
      7:00-7:05: end run (depending on mileage)
      7:05-7:20= stretching
      7:20: shower/get ready for work
      7:35: leave for work
      7:55: arrive at work

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  5. Another strong week! SO your runs early week were pretty speedy. DO you think that impacted your legs and made them feel tired or maybe or lack of sleep caught up to ya???
    I still am not sure how one work out impacts another really. My legs have felt tired every run the past few weeks even though don't run much!
    I did do a short strength session after running before work once last week but I am lame...I am not sure it counts.

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    1. I think it was a combo of both! Lots of fast miles and not a lot of sleep.

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