I would have to sum up this past week by talking about wind, hills, and yoga. That seemed to be the consistent theme of the week. Monday morning the winds were howling so loudly that I opted to skip my run and ride the indoor bike instead. There were other points during the week where the wind sounded terrible too. I managed to schedule most of my runs around it, thankfully, because I feel like strong winds in the winter can really make a run feel miserable.
I also feel like I ran a lot of hills this week, for better or worse. I purposely included a hill workout on Wednesday for the first time in months (or maybe closer to a year). Finally, there was consistent yoga this week! They were all really short routines, but that’s better than nothing, right? I even included a longer recovery routine on Sunday which felt great.
Monday: 30 minutes spinning, PT, Yoga
As I said, I planned to run on Monday but the wind just sounded too intense. We even opted to not put out our recycling because it would have blown all over the neighborhood. I started out with my PT exercises, also did 50 push-ups, and then hopped on the bike for 30 minutes. I wrapped up with a shoulder reset yoga routine. In the evening I hit the foam roller.
Tuesday: 4.1 miles, PT, Mobility
Luckily the wind had died down, but it was still kind of gross and dreary. I warmed up with my PT stuff, then did an easy run, and mobility work after. Also a 2 minute 30 second plank.
Wednesday: 5 miles with hills, PT, Yoga
Before my run I read Rachel’s post about hills and was inspired to include some hill repeats in my workout. I ran 2 miles easy, then did 6 45 second hills, and then ran home easy for a total of 5 miles. After running I did a 5 minute yoga hip reset, and foam rolled in the evening.
Thursday: Strength training and Yoga
My workout included 100 push-ups, broken up into sets of 10-15. I also did 3 x 1 minute planks and finished up with a few minutes of yoga.
Friday: 3 miles, PT, Mobility
The wind sounded worse than it actually felt, but I still kept this at just an easy 3 miles. Pre-run I did my PT stuff, and post run was mobility work.
Saturday: 6 miles, Yoga
On Friday I had taught a 4 hour class in the afternoon and was standing for most of it. Despite wearing my most comfortable shoes, my foot was not happy by the end. I wasn’t sure how it would feel while I was running, so I taped it up just to be safe. It felt a little off in the beginning but felt fine after about a mile. I still kept it to a shorter run to make sure it doesn’t get worse. After my run I did yoga for hip mobility as well as lower leg routine.
Sunday: Recovery Yoga
I love Sundays that are focused on recovery! 25 minutes of yoga for recovery, followed by an Epsom salt bath and foam rolling later on.
Running: 4 runs, 18.1 miles
Yoga: 4 short sessions (10-15 minutes), 1 longer session (25 minutes)
Strength Training: 1 total body workout, 4 PT sessions, push-ups on 2 days, planks on 2 days
How were your workouts last week?
How often do you run hills?
Do you prefer to do shorter yoga routines a few times a week or longer routines less often?