Whew, it’s a good day to be inside blogging instead of outside in that heat!
So last week I caught the running bug, hard. My shin was feeling great and I guess I wanted to make up for the missed running toward the end of May. I kept my mileage low, nothing longer than 3 miles, but it felt so amazing to just run.
AM-Swim 1100 meters. This was tough to get through especially since I forgot to start my garmin until I was 200 meters in and was so frustrated. “Fake it till ya make it” is what I keep telling myself about the swim (in regard to liking it), but it’s really tough to force myself to the pool these days.
PM-3 mile run in the evening with Tyler. Ah my happy place, running. I’m low heart rate training (MAF method-Amanda at Run to the Finish does an excellent rundown of this way of training), so my pace is definitely slower than I’m used to but it actually makes running in the heat/humidity tolerable. (3 miles, 34:36/11:31 pace/148 average hr)
Planned rest day, however, my legs were begging for a run and I didn’t have any shin pain. 3 miles again in the evening with Tyler. No pain = yes, of course I’ll run 🙂 Another MAF run, but I didn’t feel like wearing the HR strap, so I just did the run by feel/pace (3 miles, 33:57/11:18 pace)
23 minute bike (6.52 miles/17mph pace) + 1 mile run (9:37 pace-no HR training during this run)
Core workout: The Dozen (OMG this was tough, as always, but I did complete it for the first time ever!).
Rest-foam rolled and stretched.
5K time trial with max/average heart rate data for my coach-aka no MAF heart rate training on this run. This was FUN. I surprised myself by running a 26:12 with negative splits (8:37, 8:27, 8:24 + 7:07 for the last .1). The perfect no-humidity 60 degrees weather definitely helped, but this felt so good and it was so exciting to see actual progress.
never a bad way to start a run….
Farmer’s market and errands took precedence over my planned morning run, so I moved it to the afternoon. At 95 degrees in the shade, I ran 3 miles slowly, kept hydrated and chose the most shaded route I could find. (33:37/11:12 pace/no HR data recorded).
The Dozen and strength training.
Goals for this week:
-Outer Banks Olympic training cycle, week 1 of 14 starts tomorrow. Embrace the fact that I GET to swim and don’t complain about it, just get it done.
-yoga/foam roll 2-3x
What is one goal you have for this week?