So since last week was my first week back to a regular workout schedule since Chicago (I took 4 days off all activity other than walking and 7 days off of running) I thought I would do a recap of my workouts last week. I won’t be doing this every week until I start training for another big race again (which definitely won’t be until 2014) but I might do them every so often to hold myself accountable as well!
Monday – 4 mile / 6.4 km trail run
My first run back was an out-and-back trail run and I felt really really good! I was so glad I took the full 7 days off of running because when I went back out last Monday I felt really confident that my legs were recovered and that was definitely proven through the run, which felt awesome.
Tuesday – 90-minute traditional hot yoga class
Went straight to yoga after work on Tuesday and did a 90-minute class. I normally avoid the 90-minute classes and go for the 75-minute or 60-minute ones but I really enjoyed this class and felt like the time flew by. I had a CRAZY day at work that day and had basically talked for 3 hours straight before getting to yoga so it felt amazing to just shut my mind (and my mouth) off for 90 minutes!
Wednesday – 3 mile / 4.8 km run + 15-minute strength workout
I mentioned this workout when I blogged my Day in the Life last week! This workout does not seem like much but I was sore for days. DAYS, you guys. In fact my inner thighs were still feeling a bit sore during yoga yesterday, a full four days later. I think it was those killer kettleball swings!
Here is the workout again:
- 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 circuit of air squats, pushups and situps
- 5 rounds of 10 kettleball swings with a 26-lb kettleball and 30 second breaks in between rounds
Thursday – Rest
Due to the aforementioned soreness (and another long work day) I rested on Thursday night and read my book. It was much needed!
Friday – 6 mile / 9.65 km run + 75-minute moksha yoga class
I had Friday morning off work but I still got my butt out of bed at 6 am for a run with my friend. We did our normal 10ish km route but started 30 minutes later than normal and the traffic was insane. I couldn’t believe the difference that 30 minutes made. After coming home and making myself a smoothie I headed to the 9 am yoga class and loved it. I’ve definitely rekindled my love for moksha yoga lately.
Saturday – Rest
I worked kind of a “split” shift on Saturday as I had an event to attend in the day that took about 3 hours and then another one in the evening that was another 3 hour commitment. Oh and 4 of those 6 hours were driving! My back was sore by the end of the day. I had good intentions of fitting in a workout between the two events but was pretty tired so Eric and I just went for a 30-minute walk with Chloe instead.
Sunday – 75-minute moksha yoga class + 1.5 hour (approx. 5 km) hike
This morning I initially had plans to do a longer run on Sunday morning but when I woke up to POURING rain I texted my friend and canceled. Rain is my absolute least favourite weather to run in (give me snow or heat anytime) and I am not training for anything right now so there is no point in making myself miserable! Instead I curled up with my book and a cup of coffee while the rain pounded down outside and then went to the 10 am yoga class (which was amazing, my legs were shaking a ton during this awesome class.)
This afternoon Carmine and I took the dogs for a hike on a trail we often run. The hike felt awesome and was definitely still a workout (I was sweating!) but it was more meandering and less ‘stressful’ than a run for me. I definitely want to do more hiking and walking over the next few weeks while I take a break from training.
So this is what a “non-training” week looked like for me. I’m super happy with it and loving fitting in more yoga classes these days. It’s also been a good reminder that I do still love running because I thoroughly enjoyed all three of my runs last week!
What did your week of workouts look like last week? How does your week look different if you are or are not training for something?
If you are a runner, what is your least favourite weather to run in?