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Weekly Workouts: Plank Challenge, CrossFit and Running Pace Variance

Hi…

I didn’t forget about you but at least I left you with a really amazing recipe. It’s been great to hear that some of you have already tried and loved the pad thai recipe. It’s one of my faves!

But about the last few days…I led my first Core Desire Yoga weekend intensive with my friend Dorie and it was kind of magical.

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I’ll have a complete recap of the experience soon but it was everything we dreamed and hoped it would be and more.

But for now, I’ll quickly share the weekly workouts.

Monday

Hot yoga

Tuesday

Hot yoga

Wednesday

CrossFit

5 rounds for time:

10 hang snatch (55#)
6 barbell front lunges (#55)
10 hang cleans (55#)6 barbell front lunges (55#)
50 double unders

This was my first time doing a CrossFit WOD with other people in a good 3-4 months and HOLY CRAP. It was hard! I finished in a little over 20 minutes.

Thursday

4 mile run at 8:56 pace

Friday

Hot yoga

Saturday

3.5 mile run

This run was hard! I have slowed down a good bit since the half marathon and my average run pace is 8:30-8:55. I ran with my fiance on Saturday and he pushed me to run right under a sub 8 pace and I was dying a little! (But secretly loved the challenge) ๐Ÿ™‚

It never ceases to amaze me how much my pace can improve when I really put my mind to training.

Sunday

CrossFit

5 rounds for time:

400 meter run
10 kettlebell swings (35#)
15 back squatsย  (75#)
20 dumbbell snatches (20#, 10 each arm)

Took me about 25 minutes.

planking

And finally, I’ve been planking. I am loving taking my own #UltimatePlankChallenge and it’s been crazy fun to see so many of my friends, family (family…the best!) and readers taking the challenge with me!

Have a great week!

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Cassie Tran May 4, 2015, 12:23 am

    Great job, hun!

  • 2
    She Rocks Fitness May 4, 2015, 8:32 am

    I 100% agree as to when you really put your mind into and challenge yourself just a little more how much of a difference it can make on a run. I am going to try start adding some track workouts when I start training again to really push myself and see if I can improve my time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 3
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt May 4, 2015, 9:46 am

    Love some planks! They make me feel strong!
    Sounds like a great week of workouts. Can’t wait to try your Pad Thai!

  • 4
    Shannon McKinney May 4, 2015, 10:17 am

    I’m loving the plank challenge! I make my husband do it with me! We don’t workout together but I’m really enjoys the short “3 minute” challenge daily with him ๐Ÿ™‚

    Who knew 3 minutes could be so challenging! Thanks for the awesome ideas.

  • 5
    Diana May 4, 2015, 10:50 am

    I love the variety of your weekly workouts! Thank you for sharing the pad thai recipe! I will definitely have to try it out! Oops. Sorry. Too many exclamation points. Heh.

  • 6
    Hayley May 4, 2015, 12:08 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about the yoga weekend!! <3

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