Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekly Workouts February 10-16

Long run day!  Since the roads are going to be quite messy for a while, and I desperately need to do some distance training, I set about to see if I could fix my treadmill.  I found a video on youtube and fixed my own treadmill!  I'm assuming that this problem is the reason I got it for so cheap.  Now I have a $700 treadmill that works perfectly and is gym quality, but I only paid $125 for it.  I was so excited to have fixed it myself that I ran 8 miles at a 9:30/mile pace, 1 incline.  That's the longest run I've done probably since my last 1/2 marathon in October, and it felt great.  I skipped afternoon yoga when I realized how much more work I'd have to do digging my car out of the driveway.

Now that the treadmill is working, I am a lot more confident about my 1/2 marathon next month.  what a fantastic day!

Dug my car out of the driveway so I could go to yoga.  I had planned to do an easy four miles afterward, but my legs were pretty sore and I was tired from the shoveling.  Seriously, yoga was so hard because my muscles were screaming in protest the whole time.  Stupid, heavy snow.

Walked to work two miles.  This was the most treacherous walk of my life because all the sidewalks were iced over (the ones that had been shoveled), or still unshoveled.  Ugh.  Got a ride home because I didn't want to walk in the street after dark. 

I am a lazy sleeper-inner and I have no regrets! Legs are still a bit sore from my run on Sunday and my ice walk to work yesterday.  I'm planning to run and do cross-training tomorrow to make up for two rest days in a row.

Five easy miles on the treadmill at 9:30/mile pace followed by 30 pushups, 30 kettlebell swings, rows, squats and crunches.  I keep trying to remember to do more squats, but I always seem to forget.

Lousy day at work + migraine = skipping yoga and buying a cupcake instead.  It was a very good cupcake.

Six miles on the tready.  Started out at 6.5/mph and finished up at 7.5/mph.  I have to say, I'm starting to actually like the treadmill.  It is really helping me keep a consistent pace, and I've noticed less aching in my knees.

Weekly Stats:
19 miles
1 yoga class
1 cross-training session

This week's power song: Cold War by Janelle Monae'


  1. Nice work out week! I need to get myself back into a yoga class!

    P.S. I've been HOOKED on the MArsha Ambrosius version of Cold War - love,love,love it!

    1. I'll have to check that out! Thanks for the tip :)