Race Recovery Week & Pure Barre Beta-Testing (workout recap)

at home pure barre workouts


This week in workouts was a good mix of recovering from last Sunday’s 10 mile race and Pure Barre.

As I mentioned in recent posts, I was selected to be a Pure Barre Beta Tester for the at-home Pure Barre online workouts and I COULD NOT WAIT to get started.

It’s been a fun week of starting to try all of the different Pure Barre online workouts. I have access to SO MANY that vary in length and class style that it was hard to decide where to begin.


pure barre online workouts

I do have two months of access so I have plenty of time to calm myself down and try all of the workouts. So far I just scroll the Pure Barre link and pick the workouts that fit into my morning and my mood.

The Pure Barre variety has been really fun, that’s for sure. It’s amazing how different the workouts can be and how invigorating mixing things up can feel to my workout routine.

Monday – Pure Barre/30 Minutes Elliptical

I picked a 40 minute class style Pure Barre online workout and really liked it. My legs felt the need to move a bit after yesterday’s race too so I went to the gym for an easy 30 minutes on the elliptical. I wasn’t really up for the running which made it okay that it was raining. I wasn’t missing much out there!

Tuesday – Pure Barre/3 Miles

Today I chose a 30 minute Pure Barre workout which involved using a towel as resistance throughout the class! This was fun and different for me so I really enjoyed it. It’s amazing how you can feel the burn in your arms using a towel instead of weights. I made it outside for 3 super easy miles.

running path

Wednesday – 45 Min Elliptical/In The Gym

I woke up early but not in the mood to run. This worked well since it was raining (again) outside so I headed to the gym for the elliptical. I broke up my elliptical time with free weights, squats and jumping jacks.

Thursday – 6 Miles/Pure Barre

I would call this my first real run since Sunday’s race. It was super humid outside but not raining so that was a plus. I ran mostly easy but picked up my pace for the last .25 of each mile.

Of course I needed to test out another new to me Pure Barre online workout! Today I chose two Tone in 10 Workouts which are from a different series than my usual Tone in 10 workouts.

Tone in 10 Seat: Much harder than the series I am used to but I loved it.

Tone in 10 Full Body: Another good one and different from the full body Tone in 10 that I usually do!

Friday – 4 Miles/Pure Barre 30 Minute Burn

Oh boy. The Pure Barre 30 minute burn really did burn! I remain fascinated that the slightest changes in Pure Barre exercises and positioning can really create a whole new burn of a workout. This workout involved holding a light weight even while doing seat work. Wow, I could barely keep my arm in the air!

at home pure barre workouts

Saturday – 13 Miles

I can’t even remember the last weekend that I ran 13 miles. Has it been a month already? I think so. Anyway, today’s 13 mile run was actually great. Since I didn’t run much this week, I felt rested and ready to go.

With no plan in mind, I averaged under 9:00 min overall which usually signifies a strong long run for me.


Sunday – Pure Barre

I am looking forward to selecting another Pure Barre online workout this morning. 🙂

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Do you routinely do any at-home workouts? Which ones?

Have you ever used a towel as resistance? Do you find it challenging?

Are you a barre fan? Which barre workouts do you do?


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

4 thoughts on “Race Recovery Week & Pure Barre Beta-Testing (workout recap)”

  1. Glad you have been enjoying the pure barre workouts! This was probably a good week to recover from a race with all the rain. Now you are back to your regular running just in time for the nice weather!

  2. I haven’t tried pure barre! I have a hard time doing anything other than running. I’m one of those people. I’m super impressed with that 13 mile long run you did. Solid pace, too especially a week after the 10 mile race!

    1. thank you, it was a great run. I was surprised by it! you would like pure barre. It includes a lot of the strength stuff you have been doing. I like it because I don’t have to think about it, it tells me what to do and since I follow it, I don’t have to count or pay attention to making sure I do enough reps. on my own, I would do a lot less!

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