(Also, in a ridiculous turn of events we were in a small car accident on Wednesday. No one was hurt, but our poor Subaru is going to need extensive body work. Our insurance provided us with a replacement in the meantime and it's a MASSIVE Chevy Tahoe with Colorado plates. RAWK.)
Without further ado...
|Spring skies in the South.|
Monday - 6.9 @ 8:36 (an hour on the treadmill). I am trying to up my mileage again, without adding too much elevation initially. Treadmill to the rescue!
Tuesday - 3.6 @ 8:09 (30 minutes on the treadmill, warming up for weights). Then, 40 minutes of weights:
Resistance Band Pull Ups 3x5
Leg Press 90# 10x20 with :20 rest between each set
Back Squat 70# 5x5
|On Tuesday evening, we noticed something odd in the corner of our balcony.|
|It's a family of mourning doves! We've been having the best time watching them.|
Wednesday - 70 minutes of lower body weights with my gym partner Katherine. Exercises included:
Box Step Ups
Lying Hamstring Curl
Seated Hamstring Curl
Cable Step Ups
Weighted Russian Twists
Resistance Band Pull Ups
...and a whole lot of foam rolling
|Also, forgive this shameless self-indulgence but I can do two REAL, FULL pull ups now and I feel like such a freakin' tank. P.S. my new place has no good selfie spot, so I'm sad about that.|
Thursday - 5.5 @ 8:58 around my new neighborhood. Hills, they are KILLING me. This little run around the neighborhood had something like 650 feet of elevation, and Strava gave me a GAP (grade-adjusted pace) of 7:59. No fair! I also stumbled on a weird Strava segment that is a lap around a fountain in a corporate office park. It is only a quarter mile, but the woman with the course record ran it at like a 6:05 pace. I know I am going to kill myself trying to take it from her, haha.
Friday - 4 @ 9:03 on trails at Spain Park. Just a mellow little trail run before work.
|Very pleased with myself for getting a run in, and just generally very excited to be outdoors and feel healthy and refreshed.|
Saturday - 12.8 @ 8:25 for the Birmingham Track Club Saturday long run. I somehow got mixed up in a faster crowd, so I ran this at a quicker pace than I intended. I think the split for mile 3 was something like 7:32, which I should really be more careful to avoid. I didn't feel winded or overexerted at any point, though, so I think it was a great run. I just got really chatty with some of the faster folks and then they wouldn't let me drop back. Everyone was like, "You are holding a conversation! You don't need to slow down!" I guess speed and fatigue really are a mental game, and I tend to sandbag and run out of steam when I'm not motivated.
|I spent a good chunk of the afternoon drinking fluids and reading while my dog made friends in the park.|
Sunday - 90 minutes of Ashtanga, basically the standing series, some of the floor series, and some of the more heinous asanas from Series B. It was fun. I can definitely tell I am getting stronger.
Totals - 33 miles of running, two solid strength training sessions, and a yoga class.
Have a great week, everyone!