May 2, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: May 2nd

This past week was a busy one! I found myself training clients solo which was exciting and intimidating all at the same time. I had a blast and am quickly learning how to modify workouts on the fly. And slowly I seem to be adjusting to the physical demands of running around on my feet all day. I have some new cushy sneaks and have been rotating them with some of my cast off running shoes and that seems to be helping.

Our weekend was a good balance of fun and adulting. We have a few projects that we are working on around the house and the dreary weather helped us stay inside to work on those yesterday. I have to admit that I miss our sunny spring weather but the rain did make it easier to be inside! Rather than write about our weekend, I figured I would share some photos!

Saturday afternoon at the Virginia spring beer festival with friends 
I love when I get a new record on my Garmin! 
Saturday morning, Paddy and her best pals - a sheep, polar bear
and chicken - were hanging out while I did a quick workout
in the living room. She loves her farm animal toys!

New sneaks! I finally made it to our local running store to
get fitted for new shoes. I'm trying out a neutral shoe
which is new for me - the New Balance 880s.
They feel like I'm running on clouds. Love at first run.
Wednesday's workout was a challenge, and I had to talk myself into staying
on the TM many many times! 
I had a pretty good week of running and other workouts and Mom acclimated back to the U.S. after her awesome race in London! If you didn't get a chance to read her London Marathon race recap, you should check it out! 

Christine 
Currently training for: Chick-fil-a 10k
Training plan: Based on Higdon 10k novice
Fitness goals/focus areas: Build running endurance, continue focusing on hip and glute strength

Mon, Apr 25th: Active rest day- stretching, walked the dog, yoga, PT exercises

Tues, Apr 26th: 2.5 mile run at 9:25 avg,  core circuit, stretching

Wed, Apr 27th: 15 minute stationary bike warm-up; 40 minute resistance training circuit with cable machine and kettle bell; stretching

Thurs, Apr 28th: 3 mile progression run (9:40, 9:13, 8:40); stretching

Fri, Apr 29th: Rest day; PT exercises

Sat, Apr 30th: 25 minute interval workout with cardio tabata and strength training 


Sun, May 1st: 4.35 mile run at 9:18 avg pace, stretching

Pam
Currently training for: Nothing until August
Training plan:Recovery from London Marathon
Fitness goals/focus areas: Strengthen core and keep up endurance

Mon, Apr 25th: Walked around London 30 minutes

Tues, Apr 26th:  Walking around before flight back to US, visiting some of the race sights!


Wed, Apr 27th:  Nothing, exhausted from trip home

Thurs, Apr 28th:
30 minutes walking

Fri, Apr 29th:  Bike ride outside with friends including a stop at Dunkin Donuts 19.65 miles 1:55

Sat, Apr 30th: Bike ride with neighbor while she ran, approximately 8 miles

Sun, May 1st:  Rest Day, a little walking


We are linking up with Tricia at Misssippisppidlin and Holly at Hohoruns for the weekly wrap linkup.  Be sure to check out some of the other blogs.

How was your weekend? 

{Christine} 

27 comments:

  1. Its always so fun to see new records pop up on the Garmin, especially after a strong run. Seeing those records is just the icing on the cake.

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    1. I noticed you had a new record show up on your Garmin this weekend Kathryn. Congrats on the new PR

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  2. I love that last pic about working out not being glamorous. Working out is not always easy, either! I appreciate the tough workouts, though....but usually after the effect ;-)

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    1. Yes, there is nothing glamorous about a workout but hard work does usually help us earn good results on race day so it is worth it.

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  3. Yay for working with clients solo. I'll bet that is scary but will become second nature very quickly. A Garmin record is always great and you're right the work is hard and so not glamorous. But the payoff is priceless. Have a great week!

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    1. Same to you Marcia. Working with clients solo is a challenge but I am really enjoying it so far.

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  4. I bet the biking was good for recovery Pam :)
    Chistine, that is great you found shoes that feel like clouds. I ordered a pair of NB the store didn't have my size in, i am hoping they come today. Maybe they will feel like clouds to me :) You running is going good!

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    1. Yes, New balance has always been my shoe brand choice and this new pair seems great so far.

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  5. Sounds like you are both doing really well!

    I worked standing on my feet all day for years! I think that's why I have such big feet for a short person. :)

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    1. Haha, I never thought standing gave you big feet. Hopefully mine won't grow too much.

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  6. Great job last week!! Paddy is so cute! :)

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    1. Thanks Karen. She is a very spoiled doggie.

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  7. I love that photo of Paddy! Walking around London and bicycling sounds like a great option for recovery after that marathon :)

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  8. So good to see you getting farther and farther back into running. It must feel good!

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    1. Thanks Jamie, I'm happy to be back hitting the road.

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  9. Congrats to Pam on London once again (I read the recap and it was really exciting), and to you Christine on growing the personal training and getting some workouts in for the 10K.

    Workouts are grinding, I agree. It's really tough when it's on a treadmill or in the heat too... but it does pay off. Usually after a good race I can look back and think about some tough workouts that I'm glad I stuck out, because I know those are the ones that help us exceed our expectations on race day :).

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    1. You have progressed so much in your running/races from such hard work. You manage to get in killer workouts each and every week which is why you have made such big improvements. Many runners can learn from your example. The hard work isn't easy but it does pay off on race day.

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  10. I've been getting quite a few records on my new Garmin -- because I've only had it a few months. Christine your running is going very well! How wonderful and exciting to be to be training clients on your own! Pam I hope your recovery is going well. Is Chicago the next "big" thing on your schedule? Thanks for linking with us ladies.

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    1. New records are always fun. Yes, Chicago is the next big thing for Pam other than a half marathon in September!

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  11. Like the shoes. I currently am in the market for new shoes and run in neutral ones as well. Will have to check them out. Paddy is so cute. Belle would not sit there and watch me workout. She'd feel the need to be a part of it

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    1. Try the New Balance models. I really love mine and having a variety of widths for a running shoe really works well for me.

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  12. I need to get a garmin. I see everyone with their garmins posting pictures on their blogs and instagrams and I realize, i need to also. Great work outs for you two

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    1. we both love our Garmin watches and I bet you will too!

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  13. I need to get a garmin. I see everyone with their garmins posting pictures on their blogs and instagrams and I realize, i need to also. Great work outs for you two

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  14. Great week! That's exciting that you're getting comfortable with training solo. I know what you mean about feeling it when you're on your feet all day!

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  15. Yay for PR on the Garmin! I'm still learning mine and had an epic fail on my last 5k when I didn't turn it off. :( I hate when that happens. Sounds like you are easing back into running very nicely Christine and congratulations again to Pam for the finish in London!

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