This week I was all about strength and circuit training. I got a few miles in, but no workout was dedicated solely to running. The summer weather is starting to get to me and I haven’t wanted to brave the heat and humidity to workout outside. I’m sure it’s the opposite for most people in other parts of the country, but in Florida, the summer can be brutal. Just a few more weeks of unstructured workouts before I start training (and get up super early to run outside).
Monday– Treadmill sprints and weights. After a 5 minute warmup jog, I alternated 1 minute of sprints with 1 minute of recovery for 5 rounds. Then, I upped the incline to about 6% and completed the 1 minute sprints/1 minute recovery for 5 more rounds. Finished the treadmill part of my workout with a 5 minute cool down. In the weight room I did 3 x 12 of lunges, bicep curls and squat to overhead presses followed by 3 x 12 of tricep dips, decline push-ups and kettle bell swings.
Tuesday– Rest day
Wednesday– Orange Theory. I want to do a full post on Orange Theory but it’s a heart-rate monitored high intensity workout that incorporates treadmills, rowing machines and weights during the 60 minute group class. I ran about 3.5 miles during the treadmill part of the workout. The weight room involved lots of lunges, squats and chest work (push ups and chest presses).
Thursday My legs were very sore after Wednesday’s workout so after work I did some upper body weights. I used Jen’s Sculpted Summer Arms Workout (Jen’s blog is one of my favorites!)
Friday– Orange Theory. This time we did 5 minute rounds of treadmill work and strength work. The constant switching made the hour go by fast. About 3.1 miles on the treadmill total. I might have mentioned it but if I want to get a good cardio workout in, I have to do it before work. Just too tired after a long day! Does anyone else feel that it’s easier in the morning, too?
Saturday– Body Pump! Always makes me happy.
Sunday– Hopefully yoga and/or a run. Will just have to see how the day plays out :)
And for some of my favorite reads from this week:
What is “healthy living” anyway? The answer might surprise you.
I can’t catch “perfect,” so I’m going to stop chasing it.
Dear Magazines, Why?
How to stop comparing your food choices to other people’s
17 Things You Should Avoid Doing If You Want To Be Happy
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
What was your favorite workout from this week?