A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Weekly Workouts (Well, longer than a week!)


This is much longer than a week but my schedule got messed up due to vacation! Here is 11 days of workouts. I promise, I'm going back to the Saturday recaps of just 7 days at a time!

Surprisingly, my body held up really well during and after the race! I took several days off running after just to play it safe. That's what this old ass 35 year old does...

However, about a week after we got home from vacation, I got into a funk and didn't feel like working out at all. Part of it was lack of sleep (our roof was getting replaced and they would start working really early) but I think part of it was just my mood.

Tuesday- Lifting chest @ home. I hadn't lifted in over a week so it was TIME. I honestly didn't feel like doing anything today, but an hour lifting session wasn't going to kill me... but it did make my triceps REALLY sore. Push ups are brutal!


Wednesday- Lifting back @ home. My triceps were still sore!


Thursday- 45 min arc trainer. This happened at 6:30am because I had to go to school to conduct interviews for a new phys ed teacher. It was rough getting up! But the gym was dead.

Friday- Disc golf/running date @ Willow Mill Park- 6 miles. This was my first run since the race on Saturday. I felt completely recovered from as far as soreness, but my body was just so tired. I think this was unrelated to the race. I was slow, but I got the run done.

Saturday- 6 miler on the Riverfront in Harrisburg. I was cat sitting for a friend downtown, so I parked near Maclay, ran up to the Central PA Pride Festival, walked around Pride, and then finished my run. I did a loop around City Island. It was nice!



Sunday- 6 Millersburg Miles! I ran around my hometown! It was very enjoyable and I reminisced the whole time.



Monday- Lifting upper body @ home. This was just a quick and dirty workout because Paul and I went to NYC for the day to see a taping of the Stephen Colbert Show!


Tuesday- 6 neighborhood miles. I really didn't feel like working out at all. So why did I? I don't know. I was HOT and SLOW, but I did it. This summer I have gotten soooooo much slower. I am running 9 minute miles and it is an EFFORT.


Wednesday- Lifting upper body @ home. Again, I didn't feel like doing anything but I did it. Hmmm... where's my motivation? I had little sleep the night before.


Thursday- 6 mile walk/run... mostly walk. I was SO TIRED from lack of sleep. Freaking roofer!


Friday- Rest! Even though I finally felt well rested, I was so busy today and just had other things to do. Didn't feel like working out! You see a pattern?
What's your pace like now? Normal for you, faster than normal, or slower than normal?

Do you ever fall into a rut where you just don't feel like working out?

8 comments:

  1. I think you had a great week with workouts! My pace since returning to running has been slower. It's OK, though, because I am making myself go slower as I just ease back into it. I kind of never really care too much about my pace (I let go of pace when I started doing intervals a few years ago) and now I am really trying not to care. Most times I don't even look at my watch til the end. Oh, yes, I get into ruts. I can't imagine running every single day like I used to when I was in my 20's. Now I want a new workout every day. But still have times where working out just doesn't even sound fun.

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    1. Going slower to ease back in is NOT a bad idea. I don't look at my pace either until I'm done. And while I run, I just chug. I don't actively try to be fast. At least not now, anyway!

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  2. Running around City Island sounds fun. How far is the loop you can do down there?

    Hope the Roofers are done and you can get some rest!

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    1. The loop is a little less than a mile I think. But if you add going across the bridge and back, it's probably like 1.5. ROOFERS ARE DONE!

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  3. My pace fluctuates (when I am running, that is). Sometimes an 8:15 pace feels like nothing, and other times, a 10:00 feels like a death march (with weighted shoes). Although I have never lost my mojo, I have had times where I just did the bare minimum (maybe three runs/week of short distances).

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    1. Isn't it crazy how much our pace can fluctuate? Because an 8:15 and a 10 is a huge difference! But some days they just feel like the same effort...

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  4. well i am consistently running 11:45 in the heat and humidity...
    I am typically a 10 minute a mile person and that feels very strenuous to me right now. I always wonder if my pace will come back. Last year it took a very long time - months...and I could barely manage 10:45. I did finally PR 10K in April but I lost it fast because it has been over 70 degrees since then.

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    1. I think the heat and humidity can really suck it out of us!

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