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, December 30, 2017

Weekly Workouts!



It turned out to be quite a good week for me. I hit a lat pull down PR at the gym (6x100lb!) and I actually did SPEED WORK...

I just realized I ran 36 miles this week!

Saturday- 6 rainy miles. I was on Day #3 of being sick but was determined to run because I thought it would make me feel better mentally... it did. And it didn't make me feel worse physically, which was a good sign that I was on the mend.

Sunday- My can opener 6 mile runI literally ran to the Dollar General on Christmas Eve morning to get a can opener. Our's was broken and I needed to make a pineapple casserole. I meant to run right back home and drop it off, but I felt so good that I just carried it the rest of the way. 



Monday- 6 Merry Christmas Miles! It was COLD and WINDY. The wind was making a low howling noise. It was sort of creepy. I was out before the sun came up. I didn't see many people.


Tuesday- The 6 coldest miles so far this winter. It was just as cold as Monday, but the wind blew the WHOLE TIME. Yikes.

Wednesday- Lifting @ Planet Fitness. I haven't been to the gym FOREVER. I made sure to do certain exercises I can't do at home, like inverted row, lat pull down, and captain's chair. I hit a lat pull down PR- 100lb!




Thursday- Speed work at Planet Fitness. I haven't done speed work in a LONG time. I did a 1/2 mile each at these paces:

8:57, 8:42, 8:27, 8:13, 8:00, 7:42, 7:30, 7:14, 6:59, 6:44

I listened to podcasts, but for the sub 7 minute mile at the end, I had to turn on some Lady Gaga to get me through! Showtunes or Lady Gaga are my speed work tunes of choice.

Then I did 1/4 mile @ 7:42, 1/4 mile @ 8:00, and 1/2 mile @ 8:27. Then I walked for a little until Paul was done.



After my 1/2 mile @ 6:44, my legs could've kept going but my chest was really warm and my HR was in Zone 6 according to my watch. I'm not sure how high the zones go but I think 6 is pretty high!

Friday- 6 neighborhood miles. There was a pep in my step from my speed workout the day before.

What music do you like to listen to for speed work?

4 comments:

  1. Ah, speedwork. I haven't done that in awhile. I actually did not listen to music for it when I did it at the track. On the treadmill, I always just watched TV, but those were tempo runs. I usually watched The Goldburgs or The Price is Right. I still watch those shows lately while I cross train. It's not the same.

    You got some great workouts in! You are super strong with lifting too. Clay and I just joined a gym and I'm hoping to get into lifting again and doing BodyPump/spin. Maybe that will help the injuries.

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    1. So did you join a different gym than PF? Ah I will just FB chat you cause I have questions. :)

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  2. Nice job with that speedwork! I like to do intervals on the treadmill but I have a hard time going really fast. I think once I run on a treadmill more regularly I'll get used to it (hopefully). Im on day 4 of being sick and I ran yesterday. I don't think it made it worse but it certainty doesn't feel good to be outside when its so cold. I really want to run again today but I guess I'll see how I feel and how cold it is.

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    1. You know the funny thing is trying to hit those paces on the road probably would have sucked but since the belt told me how fast to go, I could do it. I'm sorry you are sick. It sucks. :( I want to run trail tomorrow but I feel very shitty.

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