workout recap (11/18/19 – 11/24/19)

rainbow room view


Last week got away from me in terms of writing a blog post after posting my workouts last Monday. It was a busy week for sure, but I still made time for my workouts almost every morning.

Monday – 5 Miles (treadmill workout)

I go into my treadmill runs thinking I will do a 30-minute workout yet lately, I continue to 4 or 5 miles.

Here’s sort of what it looked like (can’t remember specifically):

  • First 5 min: easy
  • 5 – 10: 30 sec hard/30 sec easy
  • 10 – 20: 2 min hard/1 min easy
  • 20 – 41: 3 min hard/1 min easy = 5 miles
  • cool down to 45 minutes

My easy speed was at 6.3. My hard minutes ranged from 7.5 – 8.6. When running the 3-minute intervals, I start conservatively at 7.5/7.6 before jumping above 8.0. This works for me as a way to not tire or burn out too quickly in a workout.

Tuesday – Off

I had to be in the city fairly early for our annual luncheon. While I could have squeezed in an earlier morning workout today, I didn’t feel the need.

This year’s luncheon was at the iconic Rainbow Room — It just doesn’t matter that I’m a life-long New Yorker, the views of the city are stunning and never get old.

rainbow room view

Wednesday – 5 miles (outside)/10 Min Pure Barre (thighs & seat)

I took advantage of the weather (right around 40 degrees) to get outdoors for my run today.

Thursday – 3 Miles/10 Min Pure Barre (seat & abs)

It was colder than yesterday but zero wind and sunny.

Friday – 3 Mile Walk/5 Min Pure Barre (arms)

Saturday – 5 Miles (outside)

A little cold for me (37 degrees or so) but sunny with no wind.

Sunday – 45 Min Pure Barre

Rainy day today, otherwise I would have gone for a walk too.

The weather is looking decent this coming week (aside from the wind they are forecasting for Thanksgiving which is not good for the Thanksgiving parade or me, I hate running in the wind) so hopefully, they adjust that forecast!


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.

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