It was a pretty low-key week for my workouts. I mostly ran and did some yoga! I'm pretty excited to have started a month of yoga classes at Pure Yoga Ottawa. I really like the teachers there so far, and as someone who has always claimed to "dislike" yoga, I'm actually happy to report that I am loving it! My goal is to try lots of different teachers and styles of yoga over the next month. My body is really happy too. Unfortunately though I let my social calendar distract me from my training yet again (football game and Oktoberfest) and I didn't fit my long run in on the weekend, so I get to do it tonight instead. I really need to focus the next few weeks, because that half marathon is right around the corner!!
Monday: Rest day and foam rolling.
Tuesday: Track practice was a tough one!! We did 4x400 at 5k pace with 30 seconds rest between, 2 minutes rest, 3x800 at 3k pace with a minute rest between, 2 minutes rest, and 4x400 fast with a minute rest between. After track, I went to Pure Power hot yoga at Pure Yoga Ottawa. The teacher, Phil, had taught Parliament Hill Yoga the previous week and I really liked his class, and he led a really good one on Tuesday as well.
Wednesday: Pure Yin yoga with Nigel at Pure Yoga.
Thursday: Tempo Run Thursday. I did 6 miles - 1 mile warm-up, 4 miles tempo (7:18, 7:26, 7:22, 7:20), 1 mile cool-down. It was a gorgeous night for a run along the canal!
Friday: I did a quick toning routine from Tone It Up - arms and abs - before work. RedBlacks game in the evening with my iNSiDE Out family.
Saturday: I taught two barre classes, then went to Beau's Oktoberfest!
Sunday: Pure Vinyasa yoga with Nigel at Pure Yoga. It felt amazing after a weekend of indulgences. Then we had a photo shoot for the barre studio! It was so fun and actually a bit of a workout since we did a lot of technique shots where we held the position forever while the photographer did his magic.