Monday again? How did that happen? These weeks are just flying by. This one in particular felt more like April than February. I was so glad to be out running again! The warmer weather really got me in the mood for spring running. Not sure if this is an early spring or not, but I’ll take what I can get.
Monday: 45 minutes spinning + lower body workout
This lower body workout included a lot of glute and hip exercises like bridges and clamshells. Also did squats, lunges, calf raises, and stability ball hamstring curls.
Tuesday: Upper body workout+ 25 minute run/walk
First real sunrise run of the year! The sky was on fire, so it worked out that I was taking plenty of walking breaks anyway so I could take pictures.
Wednesday: Lower body workout + core/stability
Similar to Monday’s workout, but just warmed up on the bike for 10 minutes, and added in core work and foam rolling at the end of my workout.
Thursday: Upper body workout + 30 minute run/walk
Pretty much the same as Tuesday. No sunrise though because it was cloudy! However, 55 degrees at 5:30am? No complaints there!
Friday: 30 minutes spinning + Pilates for Runners DVD
I wasn’t really feeling the bike, but its easier to get through it when I just mess around on my iPad the whole time. This meant my workout was less intense, but at least I got in a little cardio. I also did my Pilates for Runners DVD. I really need to do this more! It always leaves my hips burning and includes core work, push-ups, and balance exercises too.
Saturday: 4 mile run + 20 minutes yoga
For this run I ran at a pretty tough pace and then just stopped to walk when I got tired. (The walking wasn’t counted in my mileage). It definitely felt more normal than last week, but still a little off. The yoga videos I did were focused on core and hip stability.
Sunday: Rest day
I can’t believe tomorrow is the last day of February! I’ll be looking back at the month and starting to think ahead to March in my next post.
[Tweet “It feels like #spring in #Baltimore…and warm weather makes for great running weather. @milebymilerun #weeklywrap”]
Did you have spring-like weather last week?
See any good sunrises lately?
Would you rather run hard and take walk breaks or run moderately without stopping?