This has been another tough week, workouts-wise. I'm really looking forward to getting past my last major fall race and taking several real rest days in a row.
Anyway! On to the workouts!
Tuesday: 2 @ 9:57 with my dog, then 8.7 @ 8:45 in the afternoon. I ran with my dog very early, then started my busy day. I chaperoned my son's class trip to the science museum. then went to a lunch meeting. I had a few hours between that and an afternoon conference call, so I changed clothes in a coffee shop bathroom and ran a big, scenic loop in a part of town I don't often get to run in. It was a tough one...the catered lunch at the meeting was pretty insubstantial (spinach salad and some fancy grits), so I was underfueled. Also, it was eighty degrees and very humid. Gross. The last two miles were pretty rough.
Wednesday: 2.5 @ 9:42 with my dog.
Thursday: 8 @ 8:38 on the treadmill. I did this as a progression to a 7:19 pace at the end. About halfway through, this woman I see all the time at the gym got on the treadmill right behind me (the gym has them set up in rows), even though there were 50+ other treadmills available. She stared at me for her whole run, and matched my pace, and it was weird/crazy/distracting/motivating. Maybe she's my gym nemesis. Gymnesis?
Friday: 2 @ 9:55 with my dog, then 5 @ 9:15 with my husband. He and I were both in the same part of town over lunch, so we met at the park for a few laps. Of course, he led the first lap WAY TOO FAST and had me begging for mercy, so we slowed it down for the second half.
Saturday: 12 @ 8:21 with the Track Club. I have no idea why this was so fast! There was a huge crowd, which was very motivating. Also, is was about 35 degrees and I couldn't warm up so I just kept running faster and faster. My splits were 8:22, 8:28, 8:29, 8:16, 8:00, 8:09, 8:32, 8:05, 8:36, 8:28, 8:23, 8:22. Pretty consistent, and the middle miles were the fastest, so I'm happy with it.
Sunday: I realized I hadn't taken a yoga class in almost two weeks, so I scanned the schedule and took an evening class. The format was traditional Ashtanga Primary Series in a heated room. Back when I lived in Colorado, I did the Ashtanga Primary Series four times a week, and became very dedicated to it. I was so nice to return to that practice and find comfort in the familiar asanas. Very uplifting.
Totals: 40.5 miles of running, a yoga class, injury prevention stuff, and one true rest day.