Last Week’s Workouts 11/30-12/6

Last week was all about doing different types of at-home workouts. I tried out various strength training exercises, pilates, yoga, and barre DVDs/videos. I ended up being quite sore, and as a result only ran 1 day last week. At first I felt like I "should" have run more, but then I remembered that my marathon was less than 2 weeks ago and a break is good. Also, we had some rainy days early in the week and then it was cold and windy, so I didn't mind staying indoors a bit more than usual. 

weekly workout recap

Monday: I started out the week with a 35 mile Pure Barre DVD (this one) which was a good way to start working my core and glutes again. Even though I did core work during marathon training I think that following a video pushes me a bit harder than I typically push myself. 

barre

Tuesday: This was the first day of December and I decided to follow along with Kinetic Revolution's #RunStrongChallenge this month. Each day there are 2 exercises posted on instagram, and they only take about 10 minutes to complete. After completing the exercises for Day 1 I did a 25 minute yoga video.

plank with leg lift

Wednesday: I signed up for a 10 day free trial of Pilateology, so after the two strength exercises of the day I found a beginner video to help me get familiar with the basics of pilates. I definitely felt it in my core!

Thursday: I decided to bring back the Iron Strength workout which I haven't done since August, and it was such a challenge! I mean it is tough every time I do it but having not done anything that hard in a while I found that most of the exercises left me shaking. Luckily the Run Strong Challenge was a little easier today so I was able to finish up with sumo squats and an active hamstring stretch.

hamstring

Friday: I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for a workout, but I was feeling a little sore from Iron Strength the day before. I completed the Run Strong Challenge exercises and the did the leg section of my Pilates for Runners DVD. (There are lots of side leg lifts that really burn!) Then I headed out for a 25 minute run, just because I felt like it. 

pilates

Saturday: Rest- DOMS had set in from Iron Strength and I felt it in just about every muscle!

Sunday: Run Strong Challenge Exercises (I did days 5 and 6 to catch up) and then a 35 minute yoga video for stretching. 

run strong challenge

It felt good to be a little sore from these kinds of workouts. I definitely want to continue doing Iron Strength once a week for the next month or so, at least. Other than that, I plan to continue rotating in some of these other types of workouts while keeping the running to a minimum. 

What was the last workout that left you really sore?

Are you participating in any workout challenges this month?

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40 thoughts on “Last Week’s Workouts 11/30-12/6

  1. Oh, Pilates! I took a class a couple of weeks ago and definitely felt it in my core the next day. I don't really have time to go to the class on a consistent basis (or maybe I'm just not making time...hm) but I can definitely see the appeal/benefits!
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  2. I have the Iron Strength workout too and it is actually crazy challenging. I remember watching the video and thinking okay one legged squats are crazy hard but she makes it look pretty easy so I'll try it.

    I am doing a lot of strength research. I bought a few books and I'm working my way through them. But you did a lot this week. Good job!
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  3. I started back up with my CrossFit coach last week, and I'm still feeling the effects of that workout. She's got me in another strength cycle, and she's mixing it up for me this time. I did deadlifts at 70% of my max (ouch!) and she's got me doing cleans/front squats. It's tough, and my hip flexors are talking to me.
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  4. You got in a great variety of workouts last week, that's great! I am not doing any workout challenges this month. I do have a personal goal to just keep consistent with my weekly runs (5-6 days per week) while also doing yoga for runners which has been a great workout and left me sore!
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  5. After focusing on running for so many months it's kind of nice to mix it up! It's always a rude awakening though when I get so sore from the strength training. Ha, when I was home for Thanksgiving and did a few strength classes I could hardly walk for 4 days!
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  6. Iron strength sounds good. I'll check it out. The last workout I did that left me sore? Ha ha well about 3 weeks ago I did a plank for as long as I could: 4 min and 30 seconds and then for the next few days I could barely move. Ha ha.
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  7. I am the world's worst about doing exercises like this. I know I should, but... And I once was queen of the Kathy Smith videos too. I just need to find something that interests me. It's good to take a break from running, but you are definitely not slacking! I appreciate you linking with us Lisa! Have a great week.
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  8. I am so impressed you have been killing your strength training workouts so soon after your marathon too! Great work. My trainer teaches Pilates but I have yet to go to her class. She gives me a pretty good workout during our sessions. I can tell I haven't been to her in two weeks, struggled a little today. I'll be sore tomorrow but I'm glad to be back in a routine! The last time was in one of her workouts mostly arms now we have backed off legs and weights since I'm marathon training. I think after my spring races I'll up my weights and try to add more muscle, try anyway. Thanks for linking up with us, I always enjoy your posts.
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  9. The Iron Strength workout is so hard!!! I haven't done it in a while, but this reminds me I really should start incorporating plyo exercises into my routine again, which I used to try to do. The Run Strong Challenge and the trial of the the Pilates both sound awesome and like something I'd like. I may have to look into that challenge. Thanks for mentioning it!
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