|My little bird at the beach.|
We are still in Daytona Beach for my brother's wedding and related festivities. (There are bonus wedding photos at the end!) I did my fourteen-mile long run this week entirely on beach sand. Bold choice, Rheagan. That meant that after a rest day and some minor home surgery on some new blisters, I hit up the condo gym. Much better!
|Scene on my run.|
|Here is 14.3 miles in a straight line.|
Monday: 3.4 @ 9:20 with my dog. This was a distance PR for her! In the evening, I took a 70-minute yoga class that focused on hamstring stretching and lower back strength. That was some cosmic good luck, because those are two things I really need to work on :)
Tuesday: 9 @ 9:00 on the gym treadmill. I am working toward 90 minutes on the treadmill without pauses or breaks, and I am almost there! I just start the thing, ramp up to a comfortable/hard aerobic pace, and hold it as long as I can without pausing, slowing, or stepping off the belt. It's a learned behavior, but it really helps with stamina.
|You know I can't resist the allure of a good mirror after a workout. I'm trying to get leaner and build up my shoulders some. I'm a hard gainer, though, and I think I will always have bony upper arms. At least I'm looking a bit leaner? Maybe?|
Wednesday: 5.3 @ 8:51 on my favorite downtown loop. Nothing much to report from this run...just a bunch of traffic and texting drivers.
Thursday: 6.2 @ 8:52 on trails, as a fartlek workout. I dropped my son off for school and had a few hours free. I headed to a wooded park with a 5k loop and did two laps. After about 20 minutes of warmup (it was about 35 F, and I ran in a hat and gloves), I did one-minute fartlek intervals. I'm trying to follow a new training plan, but I'm not sure fartlek is something you do on trails. Maybe? I hope so. I took a cooldown lap around the lake afterward, and accidentally stole someone's CR on Strava. Oops.
Friday: Rest. Drove all the way to Florida!
Saturday: 14.3 @ 9:16, mostly on beach sand. LOL. We went to my brother's wedding where I 1) danced all night in five-inch heels, and 2) had two slices of wedding cake.
Sunday: Rest, again. Much needed.
Totals: one yoga class, four injury prevention sessions, and 38.4 miles of running, including an easy run, a treadmill stamina session, a moderate road run, fartlek on trails, and a long run. Okay, here are the some pictures of us at the wedding:
Have a great week!