Wow, did everyone have a weekend of amazing weather like we did in DC? It was beautiful here! It was so nice to get out and enjoy the 67 degree weather! It was a bit of an off week for workouts this week, we had a lot of family in town and I missed a few but, I think my body needed it.
I’m linking up with Tara again for her Weekend Recap linkup! Go check her out if you get a chance!
MONDAY: My coach wants me to do recovery runs for my marathon training. I have never done recovery runs before and have usually used the day after a long run as an off day. But I decided to try out recovery run for 4miles on the treadmill. It wasn’t the greatest, my legs were tired, but that is really the point of a recovery run I guess, to teach your legs to run when tired. So mission complete I guess.
4 miles @ 10:00 pace.
Thursday: Have I told you how much I love tempo runs? I love them. I would do them for all of my runs if I could. But I’ve never been successful at a tempo run outside, I prefer to do them on the treadmill. This was a good one! I’m starting to feel like I might be getting back to where I was pre-illness! One thing did happen though. I was watching Orange Is the New Black on Netflix, the episode ended and I was waiting for the next one to start and it didn’t!! I couldn’t believe it, I had watched every episode of both seasons! It was heartbreaking! I got hooked on that show thanks to Abby! Now I need to find a new one to watch. I got some great ideas from asking on my Facebook page, so I’m looking forward to starting something new.
Splits: 9:35, 9:11, 8:33, 8:33, 8:11, 9:10
6 Miles @ 8:52 avg pace
Friday: Sadly I only made it to one OTF class this week due to some scheduling conflicts, but it was a kick ass class. It was mostly core work. I KNEW I didn’t have much core strength but with the exercises we did, I was reminded again how weak it is! We did seated knee tucks on the Bosu, Bosu V-ups, Bosu Sit up to stand, and then dumbbell snatches. Followed each round with a row and then went to AB Dolly tucks (which I love) and then the Pike…..Yea, that was the humbling exercise for me. I couldn’t even bring my legs into a pike. Here’s a video but take out the pushup and that is what we did.
2.75 miles speed intervals
Saturday: Slept half of the day away after working night shift on Friday night. Can I tell you how much I hate working nights?
Sunday: I took a look at the weather on Saturday and decided this was going to be the day to take my long run outside. The temps were mild in comparison to what they had been so I figured it was the best time to give it a shot. I’ve been staying in because the cold air has been giving my lungs a hard time after being sick for 6 weeks, but if I was going to attempt it, this was the day. We had a great run overall but I had forgotten how much harder it is to run outside. Not only that, but my recovery after my 14 miler last week on the treadmill was easy, I felt great. Minimal soreness/stiffness in the hips. Well, not after this one. My hips were so stiff despite stretching and some hip openers. I now wish I could run on the treadmill all of the time, haha, just kidding….sort of. But overall it was a good run, I was happy with the time too!
Splits: 9:36, 9:39, 9:23, 9:45, 9:57, 10:09, 9:42, 9:51, 9:21, 9:16, 9:42, 9:14, 9:16, 8:43
14 miles @ 9:33 pace
Total Miles: 27
This one has taken a while for me to improve on, but it’s getting better. I used to not be able to get my leg that high!
Salt did an awesome extended side angle with a bind, but I still can’t get myself in the bind and stay upright at the same time. Salt is my yogi idol.
My all time favorite…I’m pretty sure this is why I do yoga, so I can do THIS at the end.
I think this one is my favorite. I stopped mid long run as we ran around the Capitol and the Senate building. I have a lot of work to do on this one by straightening my leg, but I could at least get into the bind and not fall over….baby steps!
I’m excited to be starting up with a new yoga challenge hosted by Prana starting today as well! They are upping the ante on the #taketheleap challenge with the #bringingyogaback challenge! prAna Ambassador, Michael Fukumura, has designed a “Spring Awakening” sequence that will be featured and the Sweat Pink community would love if you participated as we continue to bring people together, build a positive community, and inspire others to find their mat!Join me for the #bringingyogaback challenge with @prana and win $1000! #yoga #sweatpink #fitapproach Click To Tweet
There is an amazing prize as well!!
$1000 in prAna gear for one lucky winner AND a friend!
This is not about competition—you will not be docked points for not having the perfect downward dog, don’t worry. Instead, we want to inspire you, your friends, and your family to hit the mat more often and share your progress with the larger Insta family.
As further motivation, one lucky participant will receive $1,000 in new prAna gear from our Spring Collection AND the opportunity to gift another $1000 in gear to a person of their choice (because isn’t giving as fun as receiving?).
All ability levels are welcome, so don’t feel any pressure to replicate a pose exactly… just do your best and always listen to your body.
1) Follow @prAna on Instagram
2) Post a pic of yourself doing the pose of the day – you don’t have to post every day to enter
3) Use #bringingyogaback #taketheleap and tag both @prAna and @fitapproach
4) Get your friends & family in on the fun
So…who is going to join me? I’m going to continue on this 30 day #taketheleap challenge and add in the #bringingyogaback!
How was your weekend?
Who ran long?
What is your favorite yoga pose?