June 20, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: June 20th

A big lesson was learned this week and boot camp type classes will no longer be part of my training.  After working really hard on Monday, I ended up being so sore on Tuesday that I cut my run short and walked instead.  It's hard to resist classes, but being sore for too long afterwards is not productive or fun. So back to the personal trainer I will go after testing Orange Theory Fitness and the classes at Axis Fitness Studio.

Besides working out, my time was spent working on special treats for the upcoming birthday celebration for my mother who turns 90 next month.  Since her wish if for a small celebration, we have planned a dinner party. Decorations and party favors have kept me busy while Christine works on a slide show for the event.  A photo magnet and some special order M&M's will be in the take home bags for the attendees.  And if you want to order the special M&M's, be sure to look for an online code.  I got 25% off the order and free shipping with a simple Google search.
We love the way these came out.

Summer time is my time to do a lot of reading either at the beach or by the pool.  My magazine stack grows smaller and my stack of books diminishes too. This week I received, started to read, and finished Elizabeth Clor's book, Boston Bound.


A great read for any runner, it highlights the author's struggle to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  I loved her candor and appreciate how so many of us find challenges and struggles during training and races, Her epilogue with a descriptive recap of her Boston Marathon 2016 race made me smile knowing that she had earned her spot and ran a great race.  Optimal race conditions may not happen on race day, but embracing the day can make or break your experience.  It took me back to my 2015 race, and made me think back on that race day fondly.

And now for our workouts...

Christine
Currently Training for: Disneyland Paris 5k and Half Marathon
Training plan: Not yet developed...soon!
Fitness goals/focus areas: Maintain hip, quad, and glue strength; develop endurance 

Mon, June 13th: 30 min bike ride around the neighborhood

Tues, June 14th: 4 mile run at 9:20 average pace, stretching


Wed, June 15th: 25 min spin bike; lower body strength training


Thurs, June 16th: 3 mile run at 9:15 average pace

Fri, June 17th: Yoga and light stretching

Sat, June 18th:
 Rest day

Sun, June 19th: 5 mile progression run at 8:58 average pace; stretching

Pam
Currently training for: DL Paris 5k and half marathon
Training plan: none at the moment
Fitness goals/focus areas: Strength training


Mon, June 13th: Boot camp class focusing on squats

Tues, June 14th: 45 min. walk, 18 holes golf


Wed, June 15th: 15 min. stationary bike, 30 minutes Elliptical machine


Thurs, June 16th: Ran 5 miles average pace 9:46 

Fri, June 17th: 18 holes golf, 30 minute walk on beach

Sat, June 18th:
 10 mile long run at 9:49 pace

Sun, June 19th: 30 minute bike ride, 9 holes golf

Do you ever get super sore from a workout?  What do you do afterwards?


We are linking up with Holly at Hohoruns and Trisha at Misssippipiddlin.  Please check out some of the other posts. 
(Pam)

31 comments:

  1. I think it's cool you're reading Elizabeth's book. I really want to read it soon, I love her blog and following her on Facebook and now Instagram. I've followed her for a long time because we were about the same speed but she's gotten crazy fast in the last year! Plus her Boston journey is inspiring.

    I don't blame you to opt out of classes. If it makes you too sore or tired to run, it's not really a good form of cross training, IMHO. Also a lot of the classes have instructors who don't understand that your primary sport/activity is something else and they want you to be good in the class.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Amy you will love the book. I always enjoy reading how other runners reached their goal of Boston and the journey that got them there.

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  2. Sorry to hear that you didn't have a great class experience. I've learned that classes aren't for everybody, especially since its difficult to tailor workouts during a class to our individual preferences and needs. Hopefully the trainer can help get you back on track!

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    1. Doing exercise solo is really not a problem for me, but I do enjoy classes for the group experience.

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  3. I've had similar experiences when I tried a new fitness class and ended up feeling sore for days afterwards, to the point I couldn't continue my usual routine. It's tough because you want to get a good workout, but in class settings it's easy for it to become too much!

    Happy upcoming 90th birthday to your mom! Those blue M&Ms look absolutely beautiful.

    I love reducing my pile of "to-read" items over the summertime, too! I've never heard of Boston Bound but it sounds like a terrific read!

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    1. I'm so excited for Mom's party and the M&M's are as pretty in person as they are in the photo!

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  4. Loving your pool photos (and envious at the same time)! I'm starting to get into books about running and have a few on my to-read list. I enjoy a great race recap chapter. It sometimes saves as otherwise meh book. For instance, I loved the mile race chapter in Once a Runner, but the rest of it was just ok for me. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for the tip on Once a Runner, I will not include that on a future reading list! Yes, I love the pool and have friends over often so it is well used.

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  5. What a wonderful surprise to see Boston Bound included in your blog! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I've never tried boot camp, but I have seen other people do them and they look pretty brutal. I've always wondered if they beat you up too much for optimal training. I just read a recent blog with an OrangeTheory fitness review-- I think it was Wendy (Long Way Home). She wasn't a fan! Looks like the training is going well!

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    1. Oh, it was YOUR blog that had the Orange Theory Fitness post. Ha!

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    2. I have read lots of running books, and one's about Boston too. I really enjoyed yours and hopefully we will meet in Boston some year when we are both running the big race.

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  6. Oooh! We are reading Boston Bound for my August book club! Please please please link up your review! I can't wait to dig in!

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    1. That is a great choice Wendy. I enjoyed Elizabeth's story and love her honesty and candor.

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  7. Looks like Wendy got everyone to read Boston Bound for her book club I need to get on that! Happy 90th to your mom how special!

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    1. I'd bought the book before I knew she had if your her online book club. It was definitely a good read.

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  8. If I am too sore I will take a day or 2 off. With my race this past weekend, a lot of it was on cobblestone and through the mud. It did a number on my body ! Yesterday I felt like I had been run over by a truck.

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    1. I can't imagine running much on cobblestones. I only did that in a race once in Richmond, and thankfully have not encountered them since then.

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  9. I had to take an extra day off Monday because I was a bit too sore. I am glad you are finding what works for you.

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  10. It's so hard to balance strength training and running, but I know I do best when I do both. I still have to do a little ST today, too . . . Happy birthday to your mom! All I did for my Dad's party was show up.

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    1. Thanks, showing up is good too, especially if you live far away. I enjoy doing all the little stuff for parties, it has been fun.

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  11. I've gotten super sore after taking classes (especially the ones my sister taught). I imagine it's because I am using muscles during class that I don't normally use. -M

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    1. Ha, this made me laugh. I'd probably be sore after a workout with Christine.

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  12. How incredible for your Mom to be celebrating #90! I love the personalized M&Ms. I get sore every time I water ski. You'd think after all these years, I wouldn't. I just ride it out. Since it's all upper body soreness, I can still run or cycle. I'd like to read Boston Bound. Maybe one day I'll have some time to read again. Thanks for linking with us ladies!

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    1. Me too Holly. The personalized M&M's are so fun. I plan to order those for special events in the future.

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  13. What a sweet celebration for your mom! Wow 90 is something too! I love M&Ms and I've thought about getting some personalized just to eat! I love these colors too!
    I'm with you on classes leaving you so sore you can't get in your runs! I ran into this over the cooler months and I had to back off. I'm not racing now so I'm upping my game in strength training.

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    1. Since I planned the party I got to choose the colors. And my mom does love blue and hydrangeas so that was how I planned the party.

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  14. Years ago, I worked out with a personal trainer that had me do so many lunges that I could not climb the mounting block to get on my horse, let alone ride him, for several days. The next time I went back, I told him that I couldn't be so sore that I was crippled and he tried to make me over do it a second time. I sort of gave up after that.

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    1. Interesting that he would continue that way. It seems like they would be more interested in repeat business.

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