Friday, January 22, 2016

Fitness Friday

Hello and Happy Friday!

Here we are at the end of another freezing cold week. Oh, maybe that's just where I am...on Mars...

Saturday - Freeze Yer Gizzard 5k & 10k. You can read more about it here if you missed my other post. Safe to say - I froze my gizzards but lived to tell about it!

Sunday - a rest day, although I did manage about 30 minutes of pilates.

Monday - Technically, Mondays are for workouts. But I couldn't bear the thought of doing the tempo run I had on the schedule outside when it was still -20's, and I didn't want to do it on my treadmill, either. So I swapped Wednesday's easy run for today's workout. 5 easy miles on the treadmill in about 55 minutes. Super slow.

Tuesday -  45 min on my bike, plus some Blogilates upper body stuff. Kind of hit and miss for the day.

Wednesday - 2 x 2 tempo miles. 1 mile warm up, 2 miles at 8:20-8:30 pace, 4 min rest, 2 miles at 8:20-8:30 pace, 1 mile cool down. I waited until a little later in the day to run this, mainly because I am really sick of running in cold weather. But, it was cold anyway, and snowing. I was nervous about not hitting the paces because the last time I ran this workout, it was really hard and I was about 10 seconds behind for the second two mile interval. However, I nailed this! My average pace for the first interval was 8:26, 8:31 for the second set. I will completely take that as a win. 6.37 miles in 57:30. Also squeezed in some pilates total body stuff - mostly abs, hips, and butt.

Thursday - 5 easy miles. Oh my goodness, were my legs tired! This was a bit of a slog the whole time, but I felt good mentally and wanted to get it done, so I just slowed my pace way down and got through the miles. 5 miles, 49:53, average pace 9:59.

Friday - Rest day. Although I think I will be doing some pilates, and of course foam rolling and stretching.

Thankfully it's supposed to warm up a bit this weekend to a whopping 25 or so. Yes, that is warm in my book now. Good luck to all those getting the snowpocolypse this weekend!


  1. Pilates on your rest day?! You are tough, my friend. Nice job on the tempo! I worked in a teeny tiny bit of speed work this week, just to test it out, and it went surprisingly well!

  2. I'm dreading the snow we are supposed to get this weekend! Kudos to you on braving those cold temps :)

  3. You are really doing great with your workouts! I am having a really hard time getting mine in. As in, I haven't run in a week :( I was all ready to go today but I got food poisoning! So that's a fail.

  4. I hope you enjoyed the heat wave this weekend :) It wasn't super cold here (not counting the wind, because it was cold with the 40 mph winds we had), but it did snow two feet. I am chained to my treadmill for a little while now.