Workouts From The Week 8/31-9/6


Before we talk running and workouts, I need to tell you what someone asked google the other day which led them to my blog:

Can we skip straight to dessert?

Yes, yes you can. Go right ahead. Would you like a cookie? I made another batch of chocolate chip just the other day.

chocolate chip cookies

So I realized something interesting about how I look at my workouts from the week…

For the purposes of these workout recaps, my week runs from Monday through Sunday.

However, if we were to switch things up and recap, let’s say, starting with last Sunday through yesterday instead, I realized we would have a totally different recap taking place.

For example, I normally run long on Saturdays but last weekend, I ran long on Sunday. While running long yesterday, I realized that taking into account last Sunday’s long run, my week would involve two long runs and total over 50 miles.

Um, that’s a lot.

Is there a right way to look at our weeks when it comes to our workouts? Interesting thought, right?

weekly workout recap

Monday – Pure Barre Pure Results (65 minutes) & 3 Miles

You know the sun is rising later in the morning when the photo I take after I finish Pure Barre in my living room still comes out this dark.

pure barre

My legs were dead but they needed a short recovery run to get over my long run from Sunday and to stretch out after Pure Barre, this Pure Results workout really works you good!

Tuesday – 9 Miles

MapMyRun was not tracking properly again, at least for the first few miles, which I guess didn’t really matter much because it was pretty humid outside which means it made more sense for me to go by effort than by paying attention to my pace.

9 miles

I made a stop at home after mile 3 because the Yurbuds I complained about last week completely died on me and I needed a different pair. I don’t understand why I can’t get Yurbuds to work!

Wednesday – 5 Miles & Yoga For Runners, Injury Prevention

Wednesday is normally a Pure Barre day but I skipped it in favor of yoga. I chose one of the beginner practices which focuses on injury prevention for runners which I learned about from Michele’s  online yoga home practice guide.

My legs were all tired so this yoga routine really loosened things up and relaxed my muscles. I felt amazing afterwards.

Thursday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 8 Miles

In my head I figured I would run the 10K Speed Workout I shared last week but added an extra two miles to make it a total of 8 for the day.


I don’t believe mile 5, I think it was a tracking glitch, seriously, I wasn’t go that fast.

With each interval, I felt stronger and more energized rather than burned out which made me real happy.

Friday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD

I skipped an easy run in favor of a walk after Pure Barre. My calves were tight and it wasn’t worth it.

Saturday – Long Run

It was the first crisp morning in months so I felt great to be outside! I wish I knew exactly how many miles I ran but I don’t because MapMyRun screwed up AGAIN. I don’t know what’s up with this app at the moment but I may need to look into it.

Somewhere after mile 4 it stopped tracking for a bit. It may have only been a mile, not even a mile or more than a mile. I don’t know.

I finished at 14 miles but there’s a lost mile or so somewhere — maybe I ran 15? Maybe less? Maybe more?

I tried the Shot Blocks and definitely didn’t like them as much as the Hammer Gel so Hammer Gel it is going forward.

Sunday – Rest

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What day starts your workouts for the week?

Best thing you ate so far this weekend?

If you were having dessert for dinner, what would you choose?




Yurbuds, New Shoes & Workout Recap


A couple of things before getting to my workouts from the week:

I am on my third pair of Yurbuds. Why are they always breaking?!


I contacted Yurbuds and they did replace two pairs for me but now my most current pair, which lasted maybe a month, stopped working in one ear during Thursday’s 9 mile run. Anyone else have this issue?

So I normally do my long run on Saturdays but when I can’t, typically I bump it up to Friday rather than wait another day until Sunday.

This week however, I chose to wait until today instead of Friday morning for a few reasons:

  • I didn’t have enough time Friday morning.
  • Sunday (as in today) made more sense because my legs would benefit from the rest after Thursday’s 9 mile run.
  • I was holding out for my new pair of Energy Boosts to arrive in the mail…and they came yesterday afternoon!

adidas energy boost

You really shouldn’t run long in a new pair of shoes BUT I am making the exception today because this might be my 10th pair of Energy Boosts so I like to think my feet know what to do with them.

Also, the first nine pairs I have worn didn’t need much breaking in, unlike many other running shoes I have worn in the past.

weekly workout recap

Monday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 30 Minutes Elliptical/Jump Rope

I brought my jump rope with me to the gym and broke up my elliptical time a little like this:

  • warm-up jumps
  • 15 minutes elliptical (random setting with incline ranging from 3-15)
  • 100 jumps (it’s much harder than it sounds)
  • 15 minutes elliptical (random setting again with incline ranging from 10-15)
  • 100 jumps

Tuesday – 8 Really Hard Miles

I talked about this not so fun run, along with 3 things all runners need to remember, in Friday’s post.

Never again will I try to wear running shoes that are past their prime!

Wednesday – Pure Barre Pure Results (65 minutes) &  3 Easy Miles

pure barre

I have found that I need to walk or run a few miles after this Pure Barre Pure Results workout because my legs need the extra stretching out and movement to prevent the soreness from all of the lifting, toning, and burning.

Thursday – 9 Miles <- awesome run!

After Tuesday’s not so great run, I need this today.

The only problem was that MapMyRun was off on tracking distance. It kept telling me I was at a mile when I think it was more like the 3/4 mile marks.

From the overall time and my idea of distance, I am pretty sure I averaged an overall pace of 8:25.

Friday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 3 Recovery Miles

Saturday – Kickboxing

I don’t get to tag along for kickboxing too often but when I do, it’s a good time.


Sunday- Long Run

I am so confused to be running long today but I am eager to get out there. We will discuss my run tomorrow!

Recent Running/Workout Posts of Interest:

10K Speed Workout

TKO Jump Rope Review

3 Things Runners Need To Remember

Pure Barre Pure Results Review/Pure Barre From Home Tips

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Which headphones do you use? Do you use Yurbuds?

Did you run long yesterday or today?

How did you cross-train this week?



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