Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekly Workouts: February 3-9

Long run!  I had seven miles on the calendar, but it was 25 degrees out so I cut it a wee bit short down to six miles.  Still, a very good run at a 9:09/mile pace, which is seriously good for me for my six mile loop.
There's some pretty intense hill action on this course, and my Garmin hadn't quite counted all the way to six miles, so I took an extra lap around my block which is that huge elevation dip at the end.  All in all, a very good six miles.  I was able to totally zone out, and keep a good pace.  Most of my runs since it has been cold out have been four miles or less, so I need to get back into the long run rhythm.

Set out for a four mile run, but had to cut it short to just 2.25--23 degrees out with arctic wind and my poor little piggies froze right away.  Easy pace and I didn't wear a watch, but I think I ended up going faster than intended just because I just wanted to get back inside.

Monday is also trash day in my neighborhood, so I can't do speed work because I encounter situations like this all the time:
It's good for agility, at least

After the run, I defrosted in a hot Bikram yoga class.

Rest Day.  Walked to work 2 miles.

Kettlebell workout with Bob Harper minus the burpees.  I suck so hard at burpees, and I live on the second floor and I don't think my downstairs neighbor would appreciate those kinds of sounds at 8am (that's what I tell myself).  Wednesday is also day three of me waking up at 3am and not being able to get back to sleep.  I've been sleeping less soundly for a while, but since Sunday night, I've started looking at the clock and it's 3am every time, and then I lay there like a restless slug until the alarm goes off at 7am.  Suggestions welcome for and natural sleep aids.

I hoped to do four quick miles on my new-to-me treadmill, but the belt on the machine kept slipping around and I felt completely unsafe.   I'm hoping it's just dusty and will fix itself, but I'm worried I might have bought a lemon.  I managed two miles run/walking at a 5 incline then did some ab work.

SNOW RUN!! The Storm of the Century kicked off the morning with a gentle, snow-globesque dusting.  I overslept a bit, but managed to squeeze in a quick four miles before yoga.  There were so many other runners out because most people didn't have work, and that's always fun.
Waaay in the distance in that picture there's a runner in a purple shirt.  I chased her for the first mile and half of my run and finally passed her.  I made it home just in time to get to the 10am yoga class--the only class before the studio closed for weather.  #winning

Woke up to two feet of snow, so no running on this day (still haven't fixed the treadmill).  Instead, I shoveled for 30 minutes and went sledding for an hour.  You know what's exhausting?  Shoveling for 30 minutes and sledding for an hour.  I was going to do a Jillian Michaels workout, but I was just too pooped.
Tree fell down in the middle of my street

Weekly Stats:
14.25 miles
2 Yoga Classes (Studio was closed Saturday)
2 Days Cross Training

This week's Power Song: Quicker by I Blame Coco

1 comment:

  1. Great week of workouts! Hope you get your treadmill fixed! And, hope you're digging out of the storm of the century. We got a pile yesterday, too. I'm ready for spring!

    Have you tried peppermint tea before bed? It always helps me sleep.

    Have a super week!