This training cycle I have found that my long runs are my favorite of the week. Since reworking my schedule so that I don’t teach early on Saturday or Sunday, I feel like I have all the time in the world to sleep in, have some coffee, get my run in and relax.
I usually head out around 8:30 or 9 and wind my way through different neighborhoods. The streets are so quiet and I love looking at everyone’s fall decorations. The scenery is extra beautiful with the leaves starting to change and the crispness in the air is so energizing. I try to look at my pace and distance as little as possible and instead focus on how the run is feeling.
As someone who struggled with running injuries regularly in the past, I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am for every single one of these blissful miles.
Here’s this week’s workouts!
3.1 mile run at 8:12 pace + hot yoga
Dumbbell Circuit, 3 Sets of 10 Reps:
Bent Over Row (20#)
Push Press (20#)
Static Lunges (20#)
Bicep Curl (20#)
Tricep Overhead Extension (one 25#)
Single Leg Deadlift (one 25#
Metcon, 5 rounds for Time:
15 barbell back squats (75#)
15 ab mat sit ups
5 mile run, first 3 miles at 7:50 pace and last 2 at 9:00
Long run – 9.3 miles at 8:45 pace
Teach Total Strength at the Y
Off to write out my class plan for Total Strength. Have a great week!
What are your favorite types of runs? Easy jogs? Speed sessions? Long runs?