Weekly Workouts 11/17-23

Remember when I used to blog more than once a week? And I commented on other people’s blogs? I miss those days. But I’m almost over the summit of Grading Mountain (for a minute), and we only have two days of work this week, so maaaaybe I’ll get in a little more blogging.

I hope you guys are actually interested in my workout recaps, since they’re the one post I’m consistent about. Here’s how this week’s workouts went. (Spoiler alert: there was again no gym-going).


6 miles of treadmill fartleks: warm-up, 4 x 4 minutes at 5k pace, 3 minutes of recovery, cooldown. Here’s a picture of my treadmill feet.
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Tuesday was not my best day at work, and when I got home, I was in a sour mood. So even though I should have run easy since I ran hard the day before, “easy” was not going to cut it. And even though I should have gone to the gym to lift, interacting with people sounded terrible. Instead, I hit my home treadmill and alternated speed intervals, hill intervals, and hopping off for strength intervals for a little over an hour and a total of 7 miles. And then I felt better about life.


I was grouchy again (can you tell it’s almost time for a break?), but I knew three days in a row of hard running would be stupid, especially since I’d be running again in less than 12 hours, so I forced myself to run 5 easy miles and do some abs.


I got in my harder run with 5 miles of treadmill hill repeats. Then, I hit a couple of rounds of Runner 360 and went to work. Here, more treadmill feet because every post needs pictures, right?
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5 easy miles and some abs. I went to a conference (the third segment of the one in Loveland that I’ve mentioned before) and was hoping I’d be able to hit a short run outside at the end of the day, but since it gets dark in the middle of the afternoon, I had to be content with the morning workout.


I toyed with the idea of running before the second day of the conference, but knew I wouldn’t have time for my long run and didn’t want to run seven days in a row. Instead, I hit the hotel gym for a quick strength workout combined with this beast that I found on the Fitfluential blog:
1000 Rep Workout

Holy sweatfest. It was awesome.


10-mile run. The Weather Channel app told me it “felt like” 19, but I think it was wrong. I overdressed, but it was still a nice run. And I tried out my new mittens. I think they’re going to work well for me. I put those hand-warmer things in them, and my hands ACTUALLY GOT HOT. This has never happened to me. I am so excited.

Totals: 38 miles, 2ish hours strength training.

This week, I WILL make it to the gym. I WILL. Maybe… we’re heading to the in-laws for a couple of days. And I WILL blog before next Sunday. I WILL. Those are my goals.

How much time do you get off this week? 

Any turkey trots planned? We’re doing one! My BIL and I are running and I think the rest of the family is walking.

Thanksgiving food you’re most looking forward to?

9 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts 11/17-23”

  1. Nice workouts!
    I know that feeling of a therapeutic run. 🙂
    Also, I’ve heard back-to-back hard runs can do more help than harm if they’re not done too often.

  2. Great week of workouts! I don’t know why but I have such a hard time commenting on your blog, I can never remember my password for wordpress, but I just figured out I could log in with Facebook! YAY! the runner 360 workout is one of my favorites! such a great core workout

  3. Haha, love your goals for the week. At least you will FINALLY get some down time, right? Gotta love the holidays.

    I overdressed during one of my runs this week too and ended up leaving a top layer and gloves behind, hidden in a bush so that I could come back and get them later. Nothing worse than being too hot on a run! I never know how my hands are going to react.

    This week I will have Wed-Fri off, but will still have to respond to emails and attend to my online classes. Not too bad. There is an “I Like Pie” run on Thanksgiving Day that I might do. I’m looking forward to Turkey w/cranberry and dressing!

    1. I thought about shedding my jacket at the park, but I really like the jacket I had on and didn’t want to risk losing it.

      My mom makes the BEST cranberry salad… I really miss it on years that we’re not with my side. 🙂

  4. I love your workout recaps, and am really glad you’re keeping up with those 🙂

    Question for you about the treadmill repeats (Monday): how long do you rest in between? Do you get off the treadmill completely (i.e., jump to the rails) or do you go at a walking pace in between? As I mentioned, treadmill running is kind of new to me, so I’m still trying to figure it out!

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