My recap is a little late as I was in Boston for business the first two days of this week!
As I mentioned last week was crazy. And still, I ran every day! Keeping the #RWRunStreak alive! To note, I upped the ante on the Run Streak. Previously I mentioned that the "rules" of the streak state that you need to have at least 1 mile of running to keep the streak alive. I changed this to 10 minutes of running, which lands me in the 1.3ish miles on "off" days.
Last week Wednesday was the end of the #RLYBalanceYourStride contest. Alas, I did not win any prizes, but it was a fun motivator regardless.
It was the 3rd week of the AMR Stride plan. (The #RLYBalanceYourStride running workouts took precedence over any of the AMR workouts until the contest was over.) I appreciate how this plan really has upped the amount from yoga and strength I am doing, going from, oh...zero of that stuff to some is huge!
Finally, I started another streak with my friend B: Do a plank after running every day in December to maintain the #plankstreak. I am starting with 60 second planks, which are doable but challenging for me.
Here we go!
Monday Nov 28: Needed to do at least 15 minute tempo run. I just aimed to hit the minimum with this one.
1.01 mile warm up 7:34
15 minute tempo = 2.24 miles (6:43 pace)
1.37 mile cool down, 10:27 (7:36 pace)
Tuesday: 10 minutes of running (1.38 miles) + reclining hero yoga workout
Wednesday: 4-6 hill repeats, focusing on glute activation
I ended up doing 6 hill repeats at the end of a 4.5 mile run so ended up with 5.41 miles, 40:39 (7:31 pace). This was a good mental workout for me because I specifically chose a hill that I struggle to get to the top of every day. And truly after this workout, this hill does not bother me as much! Luckily I did this in the morning dark so my neighbors couldn't hear me slightly chant "glutes, glutes, glutes" as I was working my way through some of the difficult parts.
Thursday: Strength Circuits + #plankstreak Day 1!
1.38 mile run, 10:04 (7:18 pace) followed by 2 rounds of the AMR Stride strength circuit which includes, burpees, russian twists, spiderman planks, jump rope, clamshells, glute bridges
followed by 1 minute plank.
Friday: 30-40 minute run
5.01 miles, 38:10 (7:37 pace) plus 1 minute plank
Saturday: 60-90 minute run
Somewhere in between Christmas choir show practice for kids, Breakfast with Santa, getting my son's birthday party food ready and attending my husband's office holiday party, I got out for AN HOUR RUN!!!!!!!!! HASHTAG CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
8.39 miles, 1:00:01 (7:09 pace) + 1 minute plank
Sunday: 1.26 miles to keep the streak alive in SLUSHY SNOW!!!! First snow run of the season! Both kids joined me for part of this one - apparently it is hard to run in snow pants and boots :) 10:51 (8:38 pace) + 1 minute plank IN THE SNOW!
Total miles: 24.2