May 23, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: May 23rd

This week was a little all over the map so I'll try to capture the highlights...
- We picked strawberries on Monday evening after work and I was able to use some of them in a homemade strawberry cake. Delicious!!

Going into the oven! 

- My longest run since Marine Corps Marathon happened yesterday!
- I am getting super duper pumped to run my first race in months next Saturday. I'll be thinking through goals this week and will probably share more. No PR dreams but I still like to have a race day plan.
- I love spring flowers and am happy to have some color added to our front steps. Now if only the sun would reappear on the east coast...

- This past week, I got some brand new clients to train. I'm excited to have a clean slate (vs. taking over an existing trainer's clients) with which to work and it gets me excited to work with them!
 - Mimosa bottle service at Sunday brunch...I mean how could we say no?
Champs drink champs...or something like that
Not pictured: 3 girls all in chambray...#basic
- Mom mentioned her love for books in Friday's post and that is one thing we definitely share. I have started a new "fun" book and also picked up some reading material to better develop my knowledge of biomechanics for runners. Biomechanics was a big interest of mine in college so this is a good reminder that life often comes full circle even if it works out differently than you planned!


And now it's time to share our workouts! We love participating in the Weekly Wrap link-up that is hosted by Tricia at Misssippisppidlin and Holly at Hohoruns.  There are some awesome bloggers who participate so check it out! 


Christine
Currently Training for: Chick fil A 10k - next Saturday!!
Training plan: Based on Higdom 10k novice
Fitness goals/focus areas: Get ready for my race and continue focusing on glute and quad strength


Mon, May 16th: 45 min bike ride; stretching

Tues, May 17th: 3.5 miles on TM with last 0.5 mile at comfortable hard pace; core set; stretching 


Wed, May 18th:
 10 min cardio warm-up; arms, shoulders, and glutes strength training circuit

Thurs, May 19th: 3 easy miles after work with another trainer at 10:52 pace


Fri, May 20th: 2.5 mile run-walk with client

Sat, May 21st:
 25 min elliptical; core and back strength training; stretching

Sun, May 22nd: 6.55 miles at 9:23 pace 

Pam
Currently training for: Nothing at the moment
Training plan: Coach Sami
Fitness goals/focus areas: Upper body strength


Mon, May 16th: Orange Theory Fitness Class 1 hour

Tues, May 17th: 5 treadmill miles with average pace of 9:35. 


Wed, May 18th:
 Unplanned rest day due to allergy attack

Thurs, May 19th: WOL track practice, 10 X 400 @1:56 pace total 3.5 miles


Fri, May 20th:  Went to new exercise class at Axis Fitness.  It was 1 hour that included a focus on squats, core

Sat, May 21st: Rode stationary bike for 50 minutes (rain rain go away) for a total of 10 miles

Sun, May 22nd: Ran 8 miles, average pace 9:36

{Christine}

29 comments:

  1. Looks like a good week of workouts for both of you and good luck in your upcoming Chic-Fil-A race. It's always good to have goals... my first post-injury race 2 years ago, my goal was to get a good race pic for once. It worked :). Hope they have Chic-Fil-A at the finish too for ya.

    Mmm... just can't beat a Sunday brunch and a mimosa. Love them!

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    1. I love that goal! I may steal it! :) I think they have Chick-fil-A...or at least I would swear I read that somewhere. If there isn't, I will be kinda bummed!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great week, Christine. My mouth is watering thinking about that homemade strawberry cake. And bottle service at brunch?!? Yes please!

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    1. I will share the recipe :) It was a really good Pinterest find!

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  3. I had a friend that made strawberry bread! I was always intrigued and meant to get the recipe.
    I'm excited for you to race on Saturday. I bet you are too! -M

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    1. Yes I am definitely getting excited! And I need to try to catch up with your sis for a run around VB :)

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  4. That strawberry cake sounds delicious! I hope it turned out well :) And good luck on Saturday's race!

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    1. Thanks, Chaitali! Baking is one of my favorite activities...it helps me zen out :)

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  5. Great week ladies! And I LOVE strawberries!!! Strawberry cake sounds delicious!!!

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    1. It was SO good! I'll definitely share the recipe. Thank you, Pinterest!

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  6. That strawberry cake looks amazing!! Great job this week and best of luck in your 10K, Christine!!

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    1. I am definitely keeping the recipe around which says a lot for finding a random recipe on Pinterest quickly.

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  7. Oh my goodness. I think I need to make strawberry cupcakes now! Good luck at your race this weekend!

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    1. Mmm cupcakes :) I'll share if you will. Thanks - I'm excited!

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  8. strawberries are a fan fave over here! They are so good right now. Looks like a busy week for you

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  9. The strawberries have been really good this year!

    It's funny how you & your mom flip flop in the training for a race department!

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  10. How fun to pick your own strawberries! I enjoy getting them down at our farmer's market now that they are yummy again. Not as creatively as your cake, I've been putting them in my yogurt and my oatmeal everyday. Your yoga book reminds me that I bought a Yoga for Runners dvd that I was totally loving but, for some unknown reason, I forgot about it. Time to break it out I guess. I've been enjoying a book on core work though. I probably always say this but I love that you guys run, train, and blog together. So cool. The family that runs together......I hope you have a totally wonderful race next Saturday!!!

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  11. Great week for the both of you! Wow the 10K is about here! I know you are so excited! I can tell you'll be smiling ear to ear just to be back racing!
    The homemade strawberry cake sounds wonderful! My husband loves strawberry cake course I've only ever made it out of a box but I do make my special buttercream icing to on on top! Thanks ladies for linking up with us!

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  12. ZOMG that strawberry cake! I haven't run a race in you know how long (lol). I'm trying to decide when I'll do one again. I guess I have to stop being cheap haha!

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  13. That cake looks delish! All berries are so good right now! Solid week for both of you. : )

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  14. How exciting to have brand new clients to train, Christine! Those berries look delicious. I bet the cake was too. Good luck on your 10k this weekend. Pam you had a nice variety of workouts this week. Will you wail a while before starting your training cycle for Chicago? Thanks for linking with us ladies.

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  15. I'm so glad you're feeling better and ready to run your race this weekend! I love Sage Rountree's DVDs as well as her books.

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  16. I am totally jealous you can pick strawberries already! We don't get that here for 2-3 more months.
    Fresh strawberry cake you so have me craving some ha ha.
    Very awesome to hear about your first longer run since Marine Corps, your seriously coming back nicely its got to have you so happy!!! I am happy for you too:)
    Yay about the new clients too!
    Good luck this Saturday in your race!
    Love the new book choices, I was just thinking of skipping and tv time tonight and reading the book I got from the library last week instead tonight :) gotta love a great read!

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  17. Oh those strawberries!!!! Great week for both of you. I'm still so jealous of the chick fil a run, LOVE Chick Fil A! enjoy it.

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  18. Those strawberries look SO yummy! Those books look good to read also. I always pull out my anatomy book when I need to know what muscles could be hurting, and somehow forget a lot of stretches. Stretching and foam rolling are on my top list the next couple of weeks.

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  19. Great week! I think it's cool that some of your workouts included clients and fellow trainers. And of course, mimosa bottle service sounds so fantastic.

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  20. That strawberry cake sounds awesome! I'm excited to hear how your race goes! A 10K is a great distance for a "come back"....not too long, but short enough to test your speed ;-) Good luck!

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  21. I read Anatomy for Runners and it is the best book! I am reading through it twice :)
    I love Mimosa lol

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  22. How exciting that you ran your longest run since Marine Corps! And more great book recommendations for summer poolside reading. Thank you!

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