After my week off of running, it was nice to get back to it this week. I started the week with all these great ideas of how I would run outside and be more flexible with my workout schedule. Well, old habits die hard. My workout routine looked pretty much the same as it has for the last 6 months or so and I only got outside once. I did, however, continue to include yoga in my routine!
3 out of my 4 runs were on the treadmill again. For late April, the weather is not very inspiring. It was really the wind this week that was discouraging. The morning temps were in the 30s but felt colder than that due to wind. As I’ve said, I’m just not feeling like dealing with cold weather anymore.
Monday: 3.5 miles and core/stability work
First run back! It always feels a little weird to run after time off, but after the first mile I felt back to normal.
Tuesday: Strength training and 25 minutes spin bike
Another strength workout and then got in some cross training.
Wednesday: 4 miles, yoga
I considered running more but I knew my body would appreciate some time on the mat. My upper body has still been tight and yoga seems to help loosen things up.
Thursday: Strength training
I didn’t have time to run after my workout, which was fine. I didn’t want to run too much this week anyway.
Friday: 3 miles, yoga
Another easy treadmill run and another yoga workout. I was shocked that I did yoga twice this week. I really do go in phases where I will stick with it for a few weeks and then not even consider it for months.
Saturday: 7 miles
Finally, an outdoor run! It was colder than usual for this time of year, but compared to how it’s been I can’t really complain. There was no wind which made a huge difference!
The usual Sunday rest day! I did get outside for a short walk though to enjoy the day of spring weather!
It’s going to be hard to get out of the treadmill habit even when the weather warms up. While I prefer running outside, it’s been so convenient in the mornings to use the treadmill. I think I will need to really plan my weeks ahead of time so I will put out outdoor running clothes the night before, that way I don’t have to decide in the morning.
I hope to stick with the yoga and try some different types of classes. I also think if I start incorporating some workouts like tempo or fartlek runs that will help to change things up and also probably get me outside!
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Do you find it difficult to change up your workout habits?
How often do you incorporate yoga into your workout routine?
Has the weather started to warm up yet for you?