Weekly Workouts {2/4-2/10}

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Thurs, 2/4: 3.5 miles outside in the rain & 55 degrees. i’ll take that, thanks February.
Fri, 2/5: morning strength session: mostly upper body (free weights, push-ups, kettlebells, back row) and abs. there *might* have been a 1-mile run as well?
Sat, 2/6: outdoor run, 8 miles (3 solo, 5 with the boy); abs in gym
Sun, 2/7: 3 mile outdoor run (painful); push-ups & abs in gym –> tried something new, where the boy put a light on my back when i did push-ups. definitely felt that.
Mon, 2/8: total body strength session at the gym w/ boy: kettlebells, free weights, all the legs (box jumps, jump squats, regular squats, lunges with kettlebell, jumping lunges), abs
Tues, 2/9: ran 2 sloooow, painful treadmill miles, walked 1
Wed, 2/10: tbd tonight, but legs are soooooo sore that walking hurts, sooo we’ll see.

total weekly mileage (thus far): 17ish

thoughts: WHY am i so sore/in so much pain?! like, everything just hurts. maybe it’s the increase in lower body strength exercises; maybe my legs are just tired. i got a massage this week, i didn’t run high mileage, i foam rolled and stretched and walked when i needed…to no avail. they just are in pain. 😦

Tune of the week: “Roses” by The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes. i know it’s not new, but i still dig it and if it’s not on your running playlist, well, you should change that.

Your fave workout song lately?
Anyone else havingΒ  running winter blues?

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts {2/4-2/10}

  1. Sounds like you need a rest day! When our body is in pain that usually means we need to stop, try going for a walk to help break up the lactic acid in your legs, foam roll and stretch and that should help. In all reality anyone who works out should take 1-2 rest days per week so we don’t break down our muscles. Are you eating enough? That can often hurt recovery time if you aren’t eating enough carbs, usually a 4:1 carb to protein ratio is best post workout. Hope you feel better!

    • thanks for this, appreciate the tips and concern. i know i needed a rest day, i’m just stubborn and don’t feel like i’m running as much as i’d like, esp since i’m doing more legs/strength lately and i’m hurting from that. i did end up taking yesterday off and i feel a little better today. πŸ™‚

  2. I let Pandora pick my workout songs for me! What kind of pain are you having? Worse than DOMS? I’m a total hypocondriac so head to the doctor at the first sign of pain – I hope you can figure out what’s wrong.

    • i’m sure it’s just DOMS and i’m being bratty about wanting to run when i need to rest after a big leg day. thanks girl. πŸ™‚ hope you’re feeling better too!

  3. Oh boy yes. Winter running blues to the MAX! Partly because a its 15* outside currently and most of my runs have been on the treadmill. This breaks my heart. Sorry you’re in pain! Is it just like really sore or sharp pain? Sounds like you need a rest day! Like total rest!!

    • holy no, 15 degrees would totally mean treadmill for me as well! and thanks for the well wishes — i’m sure it’s just DOMS and i’ll get over it with more foam rolling & stretching & rest, it’s just hard when you want to run! we’re so stubborn. πŸ™‚

  4. Yes! Wishing for sunshine and a run outside, I am sick of the treadmill. Yeah sounds like you need some rest!
    Current fave workout song: Titanium – David Guetta, it’s not new and I don’t really like dance music but it gets my run on for some reason!

  5. I’m so sorry about all your pain, girl! What I’ve noticed reading all your workout summaries every week is that you never seem to take a full rest day for yourself. I saw others already mentioned it, but I just figured I would reiterate this because I think it’s what you need. If you’re hurting from running – don’t just go and do all these leg exercises next day and expect to feel better. Actually let them recover and it may just provide the magic you want! And, don’t be afraid to take TWO rest days if necessary. I promise it won’t make you lazy πŸ™‚

    • i knowwww i know, but it’s hard to justify another rest day when i don’t feel like i’m even running many miles at a time or working THAT hard, ya know? i think i need more effective stretching as well. thanks for the suggestion, girl. πŸ™‚

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