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Weekly Workout Recap June 22

Posted on the 22 June 2012 by Mattie @comfyconfident

Its Friday Friday Friday!

This week has flown by. I have done a decent job eating well, working out and listening to my body.

Here is a recap of my workouts this week!

Ribfest 5 miler - such a fun race! I realized that I need to do more races because I run way faster and harder than normal and if I want to increase my pace I need to push myself more. If races is how I can do that, more races is the answer! Now I just need to go sign up for some.

30 minutes elliptical

yoga in the morning
30 minute run after work

Interval Workout. This is part of my half marathon trying. It’s great because hopefully it will help me improve my pace. I would not do workout like this unless it was planned and  on a schedule.

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30 minute walk after work

6 mile run in the heat! After being cooped up inside all day, I felt like getting a good sweat session in.

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If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know I sweated a lot! If you don’t follow me, you should! I update there a lot, my username is mattiecomfyconf.

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I am loving my Oakley sunglasses and Lululemon headband. They kept the sweat out of my eyes and nothing moved!

This run was one of those runs where you learn a lot about yourself. Typically I run without music, but occasionally I really like to tune out, blast music and run. But I usually don’t use music because I like to lose myself in my thoughts and enjoy the entire experience. Today, I ran with music. The first 3 miles were great! I was loving the beats and rocking out, but at mile 3 I started to struggle and get annoyed. None of the songs were doing it for me and I started to focus on the heat and how I was feeling instead of enjoying the run. 4.5 miles in, I took my headphones out and ran with them in my hand. I felt a million times better! I ran a faster pace and really enjoyed myself.

I think that music gets me going and is great for the first 3 miles, but once I need to dig deeper and really focus on my run, I get annoyed and focus too much on the music. From now on, I am going to stick to running in silence!

My half marathon training guide says rest or light cardio, so I did 30 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I really like waking up and getting my heart rate going, I find my days are more focused and I have more energy.

How was your week of workouts?!

This weekend I am headed up to Burlington, VT for a Bridal Shower for one of my besties! I am so excited, I haven’t been to Burlington for ages! I love it up there. It’s such a beautiful little city.

What are your weekend plans?

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