Monday - 5.5 @ 8:41, up to the Vulcan monument on top of Red Mountain, across Red Mountain on a trail, then back through the university neighborhood. I wanted to run a big-ass hill, and I got my wish!
Tuesday - just weights and HIIT. I did a bench press workout, then did a full body weights circuit with HIIT cardio between each exercise.
Wednesday - 2 @ 7:43 around a local park in the evening. I hit a milestone, too, in that my body weight is now officially up 10 pounds since the beginning of the year. I excited for all of the strength gains I am seeing, and I really hope I have built at least some muscle. I couldn't have done it without reducing my running mileage, so I think my little injury was a blessing in disguise.
|Outside my building. We are going to be moving in a few weeks, and I will really miss some things about living downtown. It's a great place to run, that's for sure.|
Thursday - 6.1 @ 9:06 on trails south of town. It was HOT HOT HOT and humid, too. I wore some 1" shorts and a singlet and I was still miserable! What happened to a gentle transition to spring weather???! I had some extra time to kill after, so I did sets of push ups and pull ups on the playground until it was time to dress for work.
|Everything was still muddy, too. P.S. I used to avoid wearing garish color combos for running, but now I barely notice when I'm dressed like an Easter egg.|
|The weather was so bizarre...foggy, windy, hot, and humid all at the same time. At least we haven't gotten any of the terrible flooding they are having south of here.|
Friday - 90 minute Ashtanga yoga class.
|4:00 am wakeup call on Saturday...something I haven't done since before Christmas!|
Saturday - 12 @ 9:43 for a long run with the track club. Again, the weather was miserable. It was 78 degrees and 98% humidity, and I am not acclimated to that at all! Just last week, it was barely above freezing and I took hand warmers with me! I finished this run without any ankle or foot pain, which is so encouraging. I was careful to fuel and hydrate properly, and keep an eye on my heart rate. Humidity does some truly evil things to my heart rate, so I took portions of this run verrrrrrry slowly.
|Thanks, Strava, for reminding me exactly HOW hideous this run felt.|
|Annnnnd after. I texted this to my husband with a note to collect my shirt from the bushes outside his office. I hate that time of year when running gets you soaking wet (seven months out of the year in Alabama, I guess).|
Sunday - 90 minute Ashtanga yoga class (again).
Totals - About 26 miles of running, including hill climbing, speed work, a 10k on trails, and a slower long run. A weights circuit. Two (!) yoga classes. I didn't swim this week, because allergies have wrecked my sinuses.
Everyone have a great week!