Fitness Weekend

SUNDAY & Workout Report

September 25, 2022

We made it to the Frost but sadly not the library (about to storm so I headed home). The kids played ~1 hr with a well-timed Doodle Crate and then had exactly 1 hour of iPad time, after which they were reasonably well behaved (there was a pre-hour pep talk!).

I got to finish Remarkably Bright Creatures (so good, I cried) and we all watched ET because apparently we only watch movies from the 80s and 90s now.

A playing with different levels of gravity at Frost
Copper = his initials!
survived the museum shop with only $12 of damage

Workout Report

I like this new segment!

  • M: 30 min Peloton Strength – Becs Gentry Strength for Runners + 2 mile walk @ work
  • T: 5 miles easy pace, 10:38/mi (76F / 94% humidity)
  • W: 4 miles easy pace, 10:16/mi (78F / 89% humidity) + Peloton Strength – 20 min full body + 10 min core (both Callie Gullickson)
  • R: 7 mile interval run: 2 mi warmup (11:30/mi), then 1.5 miles at tempo x 2 with 4 minutes rest in between (8:45/mi + 8:50/mi respectively), then cooldown to reach 7 mi. I was REALLY happy with how this workout went! (75F / 95% humidity)
  • F: 30 min Peloton Yoga – Ross Brayburn Morning Flow
  • S: 7 mi long run, easy pace, 10:39/mi (75F / 93% humidity)
  • S (not done yet, but will be) the pair of workouts below (though full body first then core):
Very pregnant Selena is still challenging!

I am currently using a plan from Runners Connect to base-build and then train for February’s A1A half marathon.

AND speaking of races – Coco is running Berlin today and is likely running as I type this (and at the same race, Eliud Kipchoge just broke his own world record!!)! GO COCO and can’t wait to read the race report.

Happy Sunday!


  • Reply Grateful Kae September 25, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Awesome week of workouts! Your consistency is very impressive. Seems like you really rarely miss workouts- wow.

    And yes about Coco!! Like the internet creeper/stalker that I am, I tracked her splits online…. 😆😆 Won’t share any spoilers except that she totally rocked it!!! 😉 I also can’t wait for her report. And your training/future races! P.S. I ran with my son the other day for the first time in forever- it was actually pretty fun! Highly doubt I’ll get back into running, but never say never… ha! Especially watching you guys training…. 🙂

    • Reply reallifeinutopia September 25, 2022 at 12:56 pm

      Omg Kae this comment is so funny! It’s this weird world where we kind of know each other but not in real life so it feels like stalking.

    • Reply Elisabeth September 25, 2022 at 1:36 pm

      I also follow Coco and forgot she was running today until I saw the media coverage of the men’s record. What an exciting time to be at the race and I’m so excited to see her update about the whole experience!!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 25, 2022 at 1:52 pm

      oooh inspired by you I think I found her results! i cannot wait to hear details. feel free to stalk me in any race, it will give me extra motivation to know others are following along, ha!!!

      i credit my consistency to my mild compulsivity around training plans and also the 6 am time slot. not much can mess with this hour of the day!

      • Reply Irene September 25, 2022 at 1:58 pm

        Oh man 6-7 am is still incredibly variable for my 4 year old. If my older one wakes up I could definitely finish my workout so I know there’s hope but it’s pretty discouraging for now

        • Reply Rachel September 25, 2022 at 4:48 pm

          I think this is what killing my consistency right now too, my 3 year old wakes up between 5:30 and 6:30 and the 2 year old can be anytime from 6-7am so the only time I can garuntee a morning workout is to be done by 6…and I just can’t do it at this point In kid life. I’m looking forward to when I can though!

          • Sarah Hart-Unger September 25, 2022 at 4:58 pm

            TOTALLY get that. It is only now that I’ve been able to count on a solid routine most days. Josh also deserves credit as he often takes the morning shift while I finish my run.

          • Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns September 25, 2022 at 5:57 pm

            I have the same struggle, Rachel. My kids (4.5 and almost 3) are early risers and we leave the house for work at 6:45. I would have to get up at 4:45 on week days when I go into the office or 5-5:30 on weekends or days I WFH which I just can’t consistently do! So I have set a goal to workout 3x’s/week. It’s far less than pre kid days but as much as I can handle in this stage of parenting. I like how Laura Vanderkam says 3 times/week is a habit. It makes me feel like I can still identify as ‘someone who works out’ even though I’m not working out like I used to pre-kids!

    • Reply Coco September 26, 2022 at 7:12 pm

      This is way too funny! I’m laughing and the guy sitting besides me on flight is looking at me as I’m a crazy lady. Hahahaha

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns September 25, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Sounds like Saturday was a success! We ended up being stuck indoors in the afternoon due to rain and wind. 🙁 this afternoon’s forecast isn’t great either so I am going to tru to convince my husband that we should go to an indoor playground.

    Your week of training was great! I had a good week, too. 3 runs including my 6 mile run yesterday that I somehow ran at 9:33 pace. I usually run with my neighbor so our pace is conversational but I was alone yesterday and must have felt extra good or something. My pace is usually 10 min. I have my 10k next weekend but will run it with my neighbor so we will talk and run slower which is fine as I’m not trying to race fast these days. But it will be fun to be in a race environment!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 25, 2022 at 1:54 pm

      that is awesome! my ‘usual’ pace used to be faster, but a) that was when I used to a run a lot more and b) I’m trying to make make sure the easy miles feel truly easy to prevent injury and I’ll also throw in c) maybe it will speed a little bit once it’s less hot. But if not that’s okay too.

      • Reply Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns September 25, 2022 at 3:58 pm

        Oh yes you are waaaay faster than me! Pre-kids I ran a 1:52 half and a 4:02 marathon. I’m done with marathons but am pretty sure I won’t beat my half time. I couldn’t believe my time yesterday. That is so not typical. I don’t even really care about my pace anymore. I was mortified by my 10 mile last year but besides that, I am just out there for myself. Maybe when my youngest is G’s age I will feel the pull to get back to my pre-kid times but it’s hard to imagine.

        But cooler temps are helping my pace. The weather you are running in is brutal!!

        • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 25, 2022 at 4:10 pm

          I dont think I am way faster at all! Maybe 30 year old me yes but not 42 me! Hoping I can get faster with training and I’m excited i feel like I have the time to run more for the first time in many years. Just signed up for A1A half and I am excited. Josh signed up too!

          • Coco September 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm

            Oh you can definitely get faster!!! I’m now true believer it’s possible to run faster while getting older. Just need to put in the hard work.

  • Reply Chelsea September 25, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    We watched ET a few years ago, and one of my kids got extremely emotionally invested at the end: “They don’t understand! *Sob* He just wants to go home!!!”

    I’m guiltily enjoying the nice weather we’re having due to the hurricane. Dan and I are hosting our joint 40th birthday party this evening (we’re having an ice cream truck come to our house!), and I’m glad it’s going to be nice and breezy rather than a blazing inferno.

    My youngest’s name is Ian, so we’ve also been having a lot of fun with Hurricane Ian jokes. I’m collecting pictures of headlines like Central Florida Braces for Arrival of Ian :). My oldest two are jealous that their names are way farther down the alphabet.

    And Kipchoge… wow!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 25, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      I am guiltily relieved at the hurricane’s relatively westward path, but of course I would prefer NO hurricane!!! Have a wonderful party though, you timed it well!!

  • Reply AM September 26, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Really enjoying the workout reports. You’re going to inspire me to get back to Peleton strength

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