Training, April 3-9

Monday: Vinyasa 2-3 at Moksha Yoga River West

Tuesday: Sweat to Inspire Sweatworking with A Sweat Life (30 minutes of cardio/strenghth and 30 minutes of yoga)

Wednesday: Total Body at Shred 415 (30 min of weights and 30 min of run totaling 2.5 miles)

Thursday: Yoga at the office during lunch; Total Strength at CrossTown Fitness after work

Friday: 4 miles in 44:39, 11:09 pace

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 6 miles in 1:15:27, 12:31 pace

Total miles: 13
Total time: 7 hours, 30 minutes

My goal was three runs (4, 4, 6) but it was so rainy this week, and I hate running on a treadmill, so I signed up for a class at Shred415, since it’s half running intervals (yes, on a treadmill) and half strength.  So that’s just going to count as one of my mid-week runs. Actually, it includes sprints and hills (inclines), so maybe this is coming at a good time in my training plan.

However, if I piece things together, I did hit my goal of minimum 3x run, 2x strength and 2x yoga for the week. And I didn’t feel like I wanted to completely die during my workout at Shred415, so that’s indicative of progress!!

Also, I also finally turned off the auto-pause on my NRC app, so I can get more accurate paces, what with the stoplights and stopping for run selfies.





FitBit stats:

  • 77,783 total steps; 11,111 per day
  • 148 total floors; 21 per day
  • 36.10 total miles; 5.16 per day
  • 2,314 avg. daily calorie burn
  • 345 total active minutes; 49.2 per day
  • 7 hrs 32 min avg. restful sleep


Week 5 of Soldier Field 10 training is done. Emo Knee is still feeling good! This might actually happen! Of course I’m also trying to spend as little money as possible, so I’m debating following the training plan and just running my own 10 miler that weekend. We’ll see.

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2 Comments on “Training, April 3-9”

  1. As I was about one mile into my six mile run last Wednesday, rain, wind, cold, and all, it was the first time that it ever occurred to me just how deep my hatred for the treadmill must be, if I would rather subject myself willfully be outside in quite possibly the worst weather known to man rather than spend an hour on a machine inside. (Though I will admit, had it been even one percentage point above my humidity or heat threshold, I would’ve been on the treadmill for sure. I probably wouldn’t have lasted six miles on it, but I’d rather be cold and wet and uncomfortable than hot and sweaty and uncomfortable haha.) I’ve only ever taken one class at Shred, but running on the treadmill there felt INFINITELY easier than running on a treadmill at the gym on my own. If I have to be on a treadmill, I much prefer short intervals or hills to steady running. Makes the time go by much faster!

    1. The last time I ran on a treadmill on my own, I would do one mile at a time and weights in between until I hit 3 miles. So basically a DIY Shred workout.

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