Hello Readers! Here is a round up of this week’s workouts!
I was shocked that I felt so great after running 16.65 miles! So I went to the gym for my whole body weight lifting and spin. I got out of work late but still managed to get my workout in before spin.
Warm-up- Reverse Lunges, Split Jacks, and High Kicks
Core- Side plank with knee tuck (30 sec. for each side) and 16 lb core ball Russian Twists (3×12)
Glues & Hams- Rotational Dumbbell Straight Leg Dead-lift 3 x12
Upper Back- Underhand-Grip Rear Lateral Raise (with dumbbell) 3 x12
Quads- Goblet Squats with 25 lb. Dumbbell 3×12
Chest- Swiss-ball Dumbbell Fly 3×12
Triceps- Swiss-ball Dumbbell Lying Tricep Exstensions & Tricep Dips 3 x12
Speedy and Quick Full Body workout! Probably took me about 50 minutes! Then my spin class was perfect recovery for a 16 miler. He had us increase resistance mostly out of the saddle, which was welcomed by my legs!
I have been following a bunch of people from the running team NYC Instarunners and this one girl had posted about group runs in Hoboken. I am always looking to meet runners so I decided to go for it! They meet at 7 which later for me so I decided to drink this Vega Protein Pre-workout drink (it was in the box that I won from The Feed) before I headed out:
It definitely made me speedy and it was a good pick me up after a long day. A VERY LONG DAY (as I started my day with getting pulled over and getting a ticket- yes, ugh, maybe I will elaborate another time).
Anyway since I wanted to get some speed work in I decided to do a tempo run before I met up with the group. I warmed up the first mile then worked at threshold pace for 3 miles, with some nice negative splits!
I then met up with the group for a 4 mile run at easy pace. We had tunes and talked and just had a great time! I am looking forward to meeting up with them again!
It was great to not feel rushed for my workout. I left work at a pretty early time and headed to the gym by work.
Full Body Workout again: (LOVE LOVE LOVE my book of workouts!)
Warm-up- Jumping Jacks, High Knees, Side Lunges
Core- Incline Reverse Crunch 3×12, Decline Sit-up 3×12
Quads- Cross Arm Barbell Front Squat (30 lbs.) 3×12, Barbell Split Squats (35 lbs.) 3×12
Lats- 30 degree Lat Pulldown (60 lbs.) 3×12, Wide Grip Lat Pulldown (60 lbs.) 3×12
Glutes & Hams- Dumbbell Dead-lift (25 lb. Dumbbells) 3×12, Dumbbell Straight-Leg Dead-lift (25 lb. Dumbbells) 3×12
Shoulders- Dumbbell Push Press (15 lbs.) 3×12, 25 lb. Weight Plate Front Raise
Biceps- Hammer Curl to Press (15 lb. dumbbells) 3×12, Twisting Standing Dumbbells (17.5 lb. dumbbell) 3×12
Stretching & Foam Rolling to follow
I have to say, I am really seeing definition in my quads!
By Thursday I was just mentally exhausted. It was a tough week at work and just draining. But I laced up my sneakers and went out for my run anyway. I set out for 8 and did 7.4. I was just so tired, my body felt okay but I just was too sleepy to do anymore.
Oh and my outfit matched the plants haha.
Awesome Body Pump and Spin! It can be hard to workout on a Friday night but boy do I feel amazing afterwards.
I also went into Jack Rabbit in the city for the first time. I had a few minutes before I needed to head into the gym and since it’s right next door I figured I would stock up on some more fuel:
Cannot wait to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter!
Active rest day: I had to head to the city to get my bib for the Staten Island Half tomorrow so I took a yoga class, did food shopping and meal prep. I love making a rest day still purposeful and not just a day to lounge around.
Stay Tuned…. Staten Island Half Marathon Recap!