Today’s post is going to just be a quick recap of last week’s workouts since I am traveling back to Baltimore from Arkansas, and have limited time to be connected to the internet.
Sunday: Rest…traveled back from a wedding in NY
Monday: 45 minutes yoga. I ran out of time in the morning and didn’t get to run, so then I was going to go to the gym after work and do a little run and body pump class. But then I started to get all these flood warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings on my phone and figured I should just get home.
Tuesday: Strength workout at home. I had been doing the Iron Strength workout on Fridays, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to this week because of traveling. I did some exercises from Iron Strength but also added some different stuff in there too. In the afternoon I went to the chiropractor and did an intense upper body strength workout and my arms were sore for days.
Wednesday: National Running Day! 4.1 miles at a comfortable pace.
Thursday: 3.8 miles with hills, and core work. Another upper body workout in the afternoon.
Friday: Rest- traveled to Arkansas
Saturday: Ran 7 miles on the trails with Rob. We also went on a walk for about 25 minutes, and played cornhole, so it was a pretty active day:)
Total: 15 miles
This was definitely a cut back week but I probably needed it. All this traveling is time consuming and tiring, plus I have also tried to sleep a little more this week. I also got in a Sunday run while in Arkansas, so now I’ll need to rearrange my running schedule for this upcoming week a bit.
Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be back to share more about my trip!
How were your workouts last week?
What kind of exercises make your upper body sore?
Do you find that you need to adjust your running schedule alot when you are traveling?
I have heard great things about the Iron Strength workout!
My workouts were all PT and free weights for upper body – but progress! 5 more weeks till I can run again – woo hoo!
When I work with free weights, I am sore the next day.
Definitely have to adjust my running schedule when I travel, but I always try and run super early right before a flight. I find it make me feel much better.
Hope you had a fun weekend in Arkansas!
Yay for progress! Hopefully those 5 weeks will fly by! Great job with the upper body and PT stuff!
meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles says
I don’t travel all that often but when I have and when I include workouts during that time, I feel so weird when I run! My body knows I am away somehow so the miles I get in are just a few and never feel all that awesome. But I like to get in like 30 minutes of movement which after the fact, makes me feel good and balanced.
I definitely feel better if I keep up with my workouts when I travel… But I also tend to cut back a bit, for a bunch of different reasons such as being more tired and making sure I make time to do other things.
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
Yup, I have to adjust everything when traveling because it just throws me off. When I don’t, running feels a lot harder than it should. Being on trails is a fun change!
Its surprising how much traveling can throw off our runs I guess! I just try to do what I can, and usually get some good workouts in before I leave.
Even though it was a down week you still got out there for a short run a lot of days. Just a few weeks ago you were still resting/healing …. so exciting that you’re able to get back out there now and count 15 miles as a down week!
Very true! Well last week I did like 24 I think but before that I think I was right about 17-18 for a few weeks. Its been nice to not worry about getting in a really long run and just sticking to 3-4 days per week!
Tina Muir says
I think you did pretty damn well for someone traveling, but yes it is tough as you never know what is gonna be happening, and thats why I always try get my workouts in very early, even if people say that there will be time later. It is good you cut back though, we often dont take into consideration how much all that takes out of us!
Yes! Especially since Im not training for anything right now, there is no pressure. It was nice to just be able to go out and run whatever I wanted!
Traveling alot Def makes you tired(I should know). You had a great workout week for how busy you have been. Now this week you can relax and catch up on more sleep.
I couldn’t imagine traveling for work all the time! I like having a schedule and I wouldn’t do well with it changing all the time!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
I have to adjust everything when I travel. It just changes everything. But sometimes when I get home it gives me renewed energy and focus – so that’s a good thing.
Yep, I know what you mean. Sometimes when I get back from a trip I just feel like its time for a fresh start!
Megan @ Meg Go Run says
If I up my weights for chest press my chest gets sore. Sometimes when I max out on pull ups, my arms are sore, but not always. It is weird!
I was doing negative push ups and chest presses at my chiropractor (which is crazy because you go in for a hip issue and end up working your upper body?) but those exercises left me so sore!
Megan @ Meg Go Run says
Okay now you have to tell me why you work on upper body when your problem is your hip!
Every few weeks I get another Functional Movement Screening, and that is an area that I am weak in. The goal is to get really strong at a push-up because thats kind of the position you want your upper body to stay in while running. Stability there will allow the hips to move better (or so they say). It actually lines up alot with “Becoming a supple leopard”which Im still reading.
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
My workouts were lacking. The trails in Arkansas can be pretty awesome at least in Little Rock where we used to live! Hope you had a great trip!
We were in Fayetteville, and it was really nice there too! Lots of people were out and we got to run around a lake.
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes says
I usually adjust my exercise routine a bit for travel. I try to get something in because it will help me feel my best, but I also know that something is always better than nothing and try not to stress too much about getting my normal miles in. Looks like you got in a great balance of running and strength training!
I also feel my best when I get in at least some exercise. I knew I wouldn’t do any strength training while I was away so it was good that I got it in earlier in the week!
Pretty much any exercise that requires me to use my upper body makes my arms sore haha. I have little to no upper body strength, but I’ve been working on trying to strengthen those areas. I usually try to get my longer runs in before I travel, but will still run and try to keep a regular schedule while traveling. Two weddings on two weekends though, definitely would need more recovery time! Haha. Hope you have a great Monday!
My arms are so weak! But I am definitely making progress, I can do 10 pushups with good form now!
Do you think Iron Strength is working? I’m looking for other workouts so that I can maybe stop going to PT sessions and do strengthening on my own.
I like it, and think its forcing me to do exercises that I would never do otherwise. Not sure if it’s “working” but I think its definitely a great supplement to running.
I’m jealous of your trail run! I wish I had more trails around me, that would be amazing! Safe travels!
It was nice to be out there! And the trail was a perfect 7 mile loop. I would do that all the time if I lived there!
Traveling? What’s that? Ha ha. Nice job getting all those workouts in during a travel week. That’s gotta be tough. I have no idea how, but I managed a 70 mile week last week after my half marathon on that buggered foot of mine!
You’re a machine!!
Sam @ See Sam Run says
I hope you had a great trip and have easy travel back to Baltimore! I did the same mileage as you this week. It felt weird to run so little, but it felt good. I think it’s going to be difficult keeping up with my running while I’m traveling a lot lately, but I’m up for the challenge!
I always feel better when I at least get some exercise in while I a traveling!
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch says
That’s still impressive considering all the traveling…I tend to either run much more or much less when I travel, depending on who I’m with or if I’m in the mood to explore. Nice job getting four miles in on National Running Day!
Yea I guess it depends for me too. I like to get a run in right before I leave so that I don’t have to worry too much while I am away.
Cornhole counts! ; ) Glad you had a little getaway, not to mention some time on the trails. Sounds perfect to me!
Thanks! It was nice but I wish it could have been a bit longer. I think I sweat as much during cornhole as I did during my run because it was so hot out!
I don’t travel very often, but my husband is constantly traveling so it makes it interesting fitting in my work outs with work and being a single Mom!
Oh Im sure that is just as difficult (if not more!) I don’t know how people like you do it!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
Hi Lisa! Of course, traveling takes a toll on the body, so I think it’s always good to adjust. You did a great job this week on modifying! And how nice you had a trail run with Rob! 🙂 Happy Monday!
Thanks! It was a nice change of scenery, and easy enough to run with someone when there is only one way to go:) Have a great week!
I think you’re smart to do a bit of a cut back week when traveling. I really do think that it takes a toll on the body and all of the extra sitting always makes my hips sore.
Have fun on your trip!
It worked out well to be able to cut back this week. And the sitting- ugh…I hate it!! I always try to move as much as I can but sometimes its just impossible.
Beautiful running trail! Looking forward to a recap of your trip. Reunion wise (you’ll see on my blog) – seeing friends (great), the actual event (meh). Our extended friend group decided for 15 we’ll all pick a city to meet in use the money we spent for the tickets/hotel at a nice restaurant/weekend trip.
That makes sense…if Im still living in Baltimore in 5 years I’ll probably just meet up with anyone that visits up skip the formal events:)
Cutback weeks rock! Looks like a pretty trail and yes to the cornhole!
It’s definitely nice to have a week of lower mileage!
Meghan @ getoffyourbuttandrun says
I finally got a long run in and it felt really good! I’m going to focus on getting more mileage in this week now that the dogs are used to one another and sleeping more!
Any sort of back exercise does me in. I tend to frequently work my arms and shoulders, but slack on my back.
Good for you! I would probably be sore if I did back exercises too, thats definitely an area I neglect.