Monday, August 17, 2015

A week in workouts 08/17-23/2015

Monday: Group Ride x2

Tuesday: Group Power (teach)

Wednesday: 4.5 mile run

Thursday: Group Power (teach)

Friday: R30, Group Core, legs and arms

Saturday: rest day! Hung out in Blue Ridge with the fam.

Me and my little brother :)

Sunday: waterfall hiking - light day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A week in workouts 08/10-16/2015

Monday: AM: Group Ride + back/core work (75 kettlebell swings, ab machine 3x15, bent over single arm rows 3x15 each side, plank hold 1x center 1x each side, hanging leg lifts 15 center 15 left 15 right) + 15 min. walk with Lexi. PM: Group Power (teach).

Tuesday: AM: Group Power (teach) + leg work (3x10 each of leg presses, squat thrusters, and squat rack). PM: 2.5 miles walking.

Wednesday: 3 mile run

Thursday: AM: Group Power (teach) + core/triceps work. PM: Group Ride (teach) and 2 mile tempo run.

Friday: Group Power (teach)

Saturday: Atlanta Track Club marathon/half marathon training group 6 miles/2 on my own totaling 8 + Group Centergy (teach) + mow the grass!

Sunday: 3 mi. run with Dad + Group Centergy (teach) + leg work

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A week in workouts 08/03-09/2015

Monday: Group Ride with Jacob!!

Tuesday: Group Power (teach x2 classes) + extra leg/core work: presses x3 sets, squat thruster machine x2 sets, quad-leg lift machine x3 sets, calf raise machine x2 sets, ab crunch machine x2 sets...ouch.

Wednesday: about 3 miles with Lexi - a little more walk and a little less jog thrown in there.

Thursday: Group Power (teach) plus leg presses x3 sets and squat thruster machine x2 sets forward and backward, .6 mile walk with Paddy

Friday: Group Ride, 3 mile run

Saturday: 1 hr. walking with Lexi and friends

Sunday: 1 hr. walking with Lexi and friends, 4 mile run, .3 mile Lexi + cooldown walk

Monday, August 3, 2015

A week in workouts 07/27-08/02/2015

Monday: Group Ride, 1 mi. incline walking on treadmill

Tuesday: Group Power (teach)

Wednesday: 4.4 mi. run, Group Centergy (teach)

Thursday: Group Power (teach), 1 mi. dog walk, extra tricep/chest work (10 min.)

Friday: Group Power (teach), 2.2 miles easy

Saturday: Red Top Roaster 5k, and Group Power Jan. 2016 release filming!

Sunday: Hot to Trot 8 hr. Run...a more detailed post to follow, but I spent 7 moving hours and ended up with 25.98 miles for the day.

Monday, July 20, 2015

A week in workouts 07/20-26/2015

Monday: Group Ride (teach) and core/back weights

Tuesday: Group Power (teach), 1 mile walk with Dad and Lexi, 4 mile progression run (because it started storming!) with Coach Carl

Wednesday: doggie hiking adventure (about 3 miles)

Thursday: Group Power (teach), 4.4 mile run, 1 mile-ish walk

Friday: walking/exploring/rest day (in Maine)

Saturday: 2 mile hike (also Maine)

Sunday: Group Centergy (teach) (back from Maine :( )

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A week in workouts 07/13-19/2015

Monday: rest day

Tuesday: Group Power (teach), R30, Group Core

Wednesday: Group Ride, 30 mins. leg work (presses, adductor/abductor thighs, kettlebell squats, wall balls, calf raises) and triceps and a little weighted core too :)

Thursday: Group Power (teach AM and PM), 3 mile run PM (treadmill), 1.8 mile walk with Lexi, and 30 mins. back work (back extensions, balance ball plank, ab machine, bent-over single-arm rows)

Friday: Group Power (teach), 1/2 mile walk with Lexi (casual pace) and 1.5 miles at 11% grade TM walk for 22 min. and hard run 3 minutes

Saturday: Hotlanta Half Marathon course run - around 9 miles

Sunday: leg (adductor/abductor thighs, leg press, calf raises) and arm weights (bicep curls and tricep dips), Group Centergy (teach)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Peachtree Road Race 2015

We'd been watching the app closely. We knew what was probably coming. Rain is always a bit of a bummer for races, but Dad and I put on our ponchos and made the best of it, because Peachtree is our thing every year (and will hopefully be our thing for many years to come!). It didn't start raining on us until after we'd taken the train to Buckhead, waited in line for portapotties, and walked to the start line. About 5 minutes before we were slated to start, in Wave L, we felt the drops. Finally we crossed the start line and were on our way, and about 2 minutes in, we saw the lightning. Oops, keep running! (We found out later that they actually paused the race right after us, for Waves M through ??, due to the lightning, but everyone got to start - albeit later than planned - and got to finish.)

It rained about the first 2.5 miles, then it stopped for a while. Just enough to soak our shoes! About 5 miles in, we were both hot and we ditched our ponchos. We were in the clear until we reached the finish area, where it started to steadily come down again. Piedmont Park wasn't as muddy as two years ago, but it was still pretty soggy out there. We got our cool finishers-only t-shirts and grabbed snacks, and we looked for friends but based on the weather delay and the fact that it was coming down pretty hard at this point, I don't think a lot of folks stuck around for the party. (And after all that, we didn't, either. But we did manage to get a peach each, and it was a glorious treat on our way back to the train station!)

So, not as glorious a story as previous years, but we had a good time and were both glad we showed up to run in the rain. As always, I am proud of my dad who is 66 years old and runs a few times a week!

The rain stopped mid-day, so everyone across the area was able to enjoy some outdoor picnics and fireworks for their Independence Day :) (Even if they couldn't enjoy a hot, dry run that morning!)