Monday: Rest, work travel
Tuesday: 7 flat miles at an 8:49 pace, done as one-mile laps around a lakeside park I found.
Wednesday: 2.5 very hilly miles, 9:15 pace. After I woke up, realized work was going to be crazy all day long, and decided a quick run would be better than no run. It was a good decision.
Thursday: 11.3 miles, 9:16 pace with four stops for water and 15g of carbs at the halfway point. My son was at his nursery school, work was calm, and I found myself with a few hours to kill. I intended to run something moderate like 6-8 miles and set off on my favorite loop. About three miles in, I felt really good so I headed up a big hill and over Red Mountain into a different part of the city. I have a good mental inventory of where water and bathrooms are available, so I wasn't worried. OF COURSE I immediately got very lost, had to ask directions, and ended up with this mess. It wasn't too bad, though. I just wish the temperature had been a little cooler.
Friday: Decided to hit up the same vinyasa yoga class I went to last week. I sort of feel like it's a good upper body workout as well. Also saw the chiropractor and not to be all woowoo but I really think it's helping.
Saturday: 13.2 miles with the Track Club, 9:12 pace with four stops for water. Fuel was 100 calories of salted chocolate almonds immediately before and 6 oz of sports drink during. It was very humid, which is getting...very old. The full marathoners were doing a 17-mile run, so I just cut a bit off the route. Of course, you can't stop at just 13 when you can add a bit and make it a "half marathon," right??! The average pace on this one would have been a bit faster, but the first mile was like 10:45. Our whole household had a sleepless night, which happens. I skipped coffee and food and just jetted out the door. I am so grateful for all of the little snacks I keep stashed in the car, and I dove head-first into a massive iced redeye immediately after finishing the run. Coffee. Don't underestimate its power.
Sunday: Traditional "Big 3" powerlifting weights workout. I am now squatting over my body weight! Followed by an hour-long spin class.
Totals: 34.1 miles of running, 1 yoga class, 1 weights session, 1 cross training cardio session
Ok, here are some pictures from our week.
|At the county fair...more pictures soon!|
|Please excuse my RBFS. I realized my hair had gotten way way WAY too long, especially for someone who runs outdoors in the humid South. So here is a before picture.|
|Insane workdays mean my sweet husband is preparing me a lot of little breakfasts that look like something you'd get in a fancy spa. I'm not complaining.|
|A quick trip to see my parents.|
Okay, everyone have a nice week!