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Weekly Workout Summary 03.03.2013


Here’s what my weekly workouts looked like:

*All my runs include 5 minutes of warm up and 5 minutes of cool down @ 4MPH & 1.0 incline*

Sunday 02/24/13: 5.9 miles (1 hour)

Monday 02/25/13: Elliptical Trainer (45 minutes)

Tuesday 02/26/13: Progression Run-4.12 miles (45 minutes)

Wednesday 02/27/13: Spin Class (45 minutes)

Thursday 02/28/13: Progression Run-3 miles (35 minutes)

Friday 03/01/13: REST Day

Saturday 03/02/13: Spin Class (45 minutes)

Weekly Totals:

Running: 13 miles, 2 hours & 20 minutes
Spin Class: 90 minutes
Elliptical: 45 minutes

This week’s playlist:

1: “Distance (feat. Jason Mraz) [Bonus Track]”, Christina Perri (Lovestrong. (Deluxe Version))
2: “Disarm”, Smashing Pumpkins (The Smashing Pumpkins: Greatest Hits)
3: “The Tribute (v.5)”, Colossus (Best of Mushroom Jazz Vol. 1-5)
4: “Want U Back”, Cher Lloyd (Want U Back – Single)
5: “Black”, Pearl Jam (Ten)
6: “This Is Your Life”, Switchfoot (The Best Yet)
7: “Welcome to the Club”, Manian (Welcome to the Club)
8: “Crystallize”, Lindsey Stirling (Crystallize – Single)
9: “Help I’m Alive”, Metric (Fantasies)
10: “Home”, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Up from Below (Deluxe Edition))
11: “Groundation Chant”, Groundation (Young Tree)

Fitness Tip of the Week: Ascending hills builds efficiency, endurance, and power. Running downhill is good for endurance.

How to Stay Motivated When it’s COLD outside!

It’s getting cold here in Northwestern Pennsylvania, in fact, we’ve had a few days of snow “dust” already, not enough for the ground to be covered in snow, but still, SNOW. I am always cold so to go outside, on purpose, in the cold to run is not exactly my idea of a great time. My ideal running weather is in the fall, not too hot & not too cold, but fall is gone around these parts so unless I want to run on the dreadmill for the next four to six months, I need some motivation.

There’s lots of articles and advice out there on the internets so rather than repeating it all here, I’ll simply link to some of the articles I’ve found to be the most helpful to me.

  • 4 Winter Workout Motivation Tips by Tina Haupert of Carrots ‘N’ Cake; my favorite tip is putting my jacket in the dryer for five minutes before leaving the house. I started doing this for my kids last winter in the mornings with their clothes and they LOVE it!
  • Winter-Proof Your Run by Rozalynn S. Frazier; this article gives great tips on how to dress appropriately for a run outside all winter long, warming up, avoiding slips, and the importance of staying hydrated.
  • 4 Workouts to Get You Through the Winter by Tina Haupert of Carrots ‘N’ Cake; if you really don’t want to brave the cold, this article has suggestions on how to keep your workouts fun and interesting to avoid boredom in the gym.
  • The Secrets to a Super-Happy Winter by Leslie Barrie; the article suggests staying positive, giving yourself incentives, eating healthy, join a group, enjoy the season and more!
**All articles from Health.com**
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