Workout Wednesday

workout wednesday - alsoranagainI seriously cannot believe how long it’s been since I published a Workout Wednesday post. Was it mid-December?  At any rate, it was long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when I was still able to run half-marathons for which I was under-trained.

I’m no longer that person.

Here are my workouts from the last week:

Wednesday, 4/15 (Tax Day!): Rest.

As in “no running,” but my heart rate still increased because I had to write a big ol’ check to the IRS and drop it in the mail before the end of the day. Whee!

Thursday, 4/16:  Ran 4-ish miles solo.

Nature rewarded me for getting out of bed to run that morning:


Friday, 4/17: Rest.

So much rest now that I’m just foundation-building and not actively training yet for the Chicago Marathon.

Saturday, 4/18: Yoga for 85 minutes and a 2-mile walk with Aimee.

Sunday, 4/19: 3-ish miles with Aimee.

I was supposed to run 7 miles but I cut it short to go to the Lilly Pulitzer at Target bloodbath sale (oh–and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!).

Monday, 4/20:  1 mile warm-up run plus a 45-minute personal training appointment with Ruth that included about 1.5 miles of running.

I thought last week’s progression workout with Ruth was difficult–ha! This week, Ruth actually made me follow the rules of progression workouts: do a set of one exercise, run a lap, then do another set of that same exercise and add a set of another exercise, then run a lap, then do the first and second exercises and add another, then run a lap, and so on and so forth. Basically, the workout version of “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly.”

Ruth started me with mountain climbers, then added all manner of exercises including, about halfway through the session, my least favorite thing ever–a modified version of star jumps. After my second set of star jumps I felt like I was going to barf and had to take a walk-break. By the end of the session, my face was bright red and I was spent.

Tuesday, 4/21: 4 miles on the treadmill.

A rare after-work workout. My energy level was pretty low, but I’m not sure if that was because I was working out at the end of the day or because my body was still tired from the beating I took on Monday.

Total Mileage for the Week of 4/15-4/21/15: 14 miles.

Not that great of a week, mileage-wise, as my greed for all-things-bright-and-Palm-Beachy won out over running my intended “long” run of 8 miles. Priorities. Well, this is probably the best time to slack–I’m not training yet. The slacking stops soon enough when my Chicago Marathon training plan starts in late May.

What was your best workout this week? Have you ever exercised so intensely that you almost or actually threw up? 

18 thoughts on “Workout Wednesday

  1. Love the photos. So many times I’ve felt close to feeling sick when I train and not always for a logical reason – think it can be dependent on how tired I am and how much I ate etc as well as how hard I’m pushing myself?

  2. HC says:

    Long yoga sessions on weekends are the best! I ran 13+ miles Sunday, which felt awesome. If I run too fast my ears pop, but I’ve never felt sick sick after any kind of workout. It sounds like Ruth is holding back your slacking.

  3. Tricia Johnson says:

    Hey there! Long time, no chat lady! That’s such a pretty shot of the waterfront! I love it down there even though people are turned off by the smell at times. What did you pick up from the Lilly @ Target collection? There were so many pieces I wanted to check out but I think I’m probably too late now. 😦 I’m heading over to check out your giveaway though! Congrats on your second one! You’re a pro now!

    • I bought a ton of stuff. Too much, probably, and a lot of it is going back to Target because I’m not interested in gouging people on Ebay. Let me know what you were interested in; maybe I have it.

  4. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    I haven’t done anything since Paris. I typically take a 2 week rest after a marathon to rest my body and recharge! The last time I worked out so hard I thought I would puke was at an Orangetheory class!

    • Smart thinking about the 2-week break. That’s what my coach made me do last year after my last marathon.

      I am so intrigued by Orangetheory! They don’t have them around here for me to try, though.

  5. You’re doing great, Molly! You’re trainer is the shizz!! I’ve decided that mixing things up is the key to injury prevention; we’re going to be running when we’re 80, at this rate – ha! 😉 Sadly, I used to puke after all of my races at track meets when I was in high school…and then promptly get on the bus home and our next stop would be a hamburger joint and I’d be just fine! Too bad I’m not willing to work that hard anymore – hahaha! I’m so glad you’re getting healthy and you’re going to be so ready to train for Chicago! Woo hoo!

    • I hope I’m running in my 80s!

      Wow–impressed by your ability to rally after puking. To me, barfing is the absolute worst. I would rather run down the street naked than throw up!

      • It felt like a completely different experience back then…the joys of youth, I suppose. I would run so hard for about 6 minutes (I ran the mile), puke, and then be on my way – ha! Probably didn’t help that we were taught nothing about pre-run nutrition; one of my teammates suggested I eat half a Snickers and down a Coke about 30 minutes before each race, so…nice.

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