What an excellent week for running. It was hot and humid, but that didn't stop me. I have finally found my rhythm, which of course will change soon as I return to work August 31st. But in any case here is the training log for this week.
I was SO relieved when I saw that I didn't have to run on Monday in order to still hit all of my runs. My legs were still tired from Camp Chingachgook. And while I knew I could run, I also knew it wouldn't be pretty. I did head to the Tawasentha 5k race to volunteer. That course is NO joke and I never want to run it. Ever.
Tuesday: Yoga & 3 miles 10'54"
Last week was a hot one so I woke up early so that Marcy and I could go running before it was too unbearable. While I know some people are real morning runners, we ran at 7:22 which is as early as I think I'll ever get. After, I dedicated some time to my yoga app and did the intermediate flexibility class. This class has been really great at stretching out my tired muscles, but I do really miss the more mindful side of yoga that I get from being in a real class.
Wednesday: 3 miles @ 11'32"
I hated everything about this run. I still wanted to run early for Marcy & the heat. It was suppose to stay cloudy most of the morning, but the moment we stepped outside the skies cleared and the temperature climbed. I had slept terribly, Marcy had a bark fest around 4 am and I was hungry. The short of it was everything felt wrong. I shuffled along but I definitely didn't enjoy it.
|wednesday was their final ride, time to have shoes without holes.|
Thursday: 6 miles 10'12"
My speed workout brought me back to the gym. I kept my resting pace close to the weekly average recommended by smartcoach and did my 3 mile repeats at at 9:13 instead of 9:11 because that is what the treadmill offered. The first two repeats felt great. The last one was work but not unmanageable. I wouldn't however, be able to have done a 4th repeat. It was a good run, I finally chose a treadmill in the middle, which has more airflow from the fans. While I like being on the ends, it had been too hot the last few times.
Friday: Yoga & 3 miles @ 10'34"
All day I was waiting for my new sneakers to arrive. I wanted to run in them and not any one of the other shoes that I own. So I waited and waited and finally at 5pm they arrived. I'm still not 100% sure that I'll keep them. I had forgotten that in NB I wear my true size (5.5) and had ordered a 6. They fit but I'm not sure if a 5.5 would fit better. ( this is my life scenario in all things....) anyhow I have 90 days to wear them and return them so I figured I'd give them a test run. The run went well and the shoes felt good. Unlike my skora's these were a lot sweatier, which means I'll likely actually need socks to wear the, which means the 6s will probably be fine. I wasn't sure how I'd feel after already running 3 days in a row but I felt good. I was also excited to know that Saturday was a full blown rest day.
Saturday was a lovely rest day. I hung by the "pool" napped, and cleaned the house. In the evening I went to Sushi X for a friends birthday and then up to the Rusty Nail in CP for karaoke, which I did't stay long enough to see our people sing nor did I sing but it was a nice night out celebrating a friend.
Sunday: Thatcher Park Running Festival Half Marathon
Since there was another local half marathon this weekend, I figured it was easiest to get my 13 miles in with them rather than on my own. I don't know what I'll do next week since I haven't been able to find any local races ! I'll do a full report later but the trail was great. I liked the course better than Indian Ladder. I finished at 2:41:40 (per my watch)
|because all of this weeks pictures are of my feet. muddy calves after a good trail run|
I ran more miles this week then I did for the entire month of May or March. I am feeling great and looking for a new highest mileage week next week!