Weekly run down: 3/25-31

No creative title. No creative intro. Just jumping right into the recap this week.


Rest day.


3 mile run, ending at the “gym” for strength training. It had been almost 3 weeks since the last time I was in the gym, so I scaled back my workout to avoid getting too sore…still pretty sore though.

Some of the equipment from the gym was moved to various spots around campus so it could be used while the gym is repaired. This is the middle room of 3 where the free weights are:

It’s in the basement of one of the older buildings and I wonder what the original purpose of this string of rooms was.


4.3 miles.


30-minute cycle class (through ClassPass). I had taken one class at this studio before and wasn’t really a fan of their class style, but thought I would give it a second chance. Still not a fan. They do this thing where you get out of the saddle for 4 counts then sit back down for 4 counts and repeat several times and…nobody rides a real bike like that, right? I’d crash.


Partial workout at the gym, then finished at home because there are no pullup bars in the makeshift gym space.


8.2 miles – my first actually-long long run post-injury. (Don’t ask why 8 miles is my cutoff for “actually long”, it just is.)


4 mile trail run. I originally planned 4.5 to make 20 for the week, but Kara was pretty tired by the 2 mile turnaround. (It’s because she uses all her energy dashing around in the first mile.)

Followed by a restorative yoga class.

Total: 19.5 miles, 950 feet elevation gain.

What’s the minimum distance for you to consider run long?

Linking up for the Weekly Run Down with Kim and Deborah

9 Comment

  1. Sounds like a solid week. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any strength training with weights, too — I plan to ease back into it this week. I think. I’m sure I’ll have DOMs.

    I think what I consider a long run changes with where I’m at in my training, and since I’m not training for anything right now, I’d probably think a 3 mile run is long, LOL!

  2. I am also not a fan of some of the fancy moves on the bike! I also do not like doing weights on the bike or “dancing” as they call it. Nice week of workouts for you. Thanks for linking up

  3. I’m with you on the 8 miles. I use to consider anything double digits as a long run but lately I am considering anything longer than a 10K! How far does Kara usually run with you? -M

  4. Kim G says: Reply

    I’ve done ClassPass a few times and I find that it’s really hit or miss when it comes to the classes/studios.

  5. I’ve only been to one spinning class, so I don’t have much to base an opinion on…but it wasn’t my thing. We did a lot of the standing up stuff, and I’m so horribly uncoordinated, it felt SOOO awkward. There’s no way I’d ever attempt that on a real bike on real pavement LOL Like you, I consider 8ish miles as “long” 😉

  6. I think I would go with around 12 km which I think is around 8 miles as an actual Long Run! There is still so much snow on those trails! Well done on a solid week of training.

  7. Renée says: Reply

    I wonder if classpass is like our gympass here? basically you buy a pass package and you can go to certain gyms, bootcamp or even dance classes. What exactly were you doing in the 4 counts up and 4 down? I mean I do that in my spin (RPM) class but the resistance is high and we are bascially climbing hills doing intervals. But yeah I would never do that if I were just out riding my bike!

    for me anything more than about 12KM is a long run. That’s, I think around 7.5 miles.

    you had a good week, even in the makeshift gym!

  8. Yeah, I’d say 8 starts Long! Or maybe 10 but then I am all about the long.

    The cycle classes aren’t like real cycling (apparently – I can’t ride a real bike!) but then the different things you do help develop different muscles (I’ve never seen anyone do push-ups on their handlebars, either!) so maybe if you can think of it as NOT cycling at all, it will help. I do like a spin class myself!

    Good work on the miles this week, lovely to see you getting stronger and stronger.

  9. Wendy says: Reply

    8 miles is my cutoff for a long run too! I have no idea why.

    Nice work this week. Is that snow ever going away?

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