Happy Sunday! It felt great to get back on track this week. I got in all my runs this week (even if they weren’t pretty) and 3 days of strength training. This was also a much needed cutback week in training. Besides the ridiculous humidity and being sore from the half marathon last weekend, it was a pretty good week!
3 mile run. This was a struggle since it was the day after my double race weekend. My legs were sore so I took it nice and easy.
2 mile run – nice and easy
2 glorious hours of strength training! I took two back-to-back classes (body works + abs and boot camp). I know I won’t be able to do this every week but I really enjoyed it!
4 mile tempo run – 2 miles easy / 1 mile tempo / 1 mile easy. I’m glad that I am still doing my tempo runs every week and I hope to continue that throughout my training cycle.
REST DAY! I also added up my mileage for the month and ended up with 88.5 miles for June. That’s my highest monthly total for the year.
8 mile run. This run was brutal 🙁 The high humidity made me feel like I was running in slow motion. My legs felt pretty heavy throughout the entire run. I was just happy when this run was over.
Just one class today – body works+ abs. The instructor really focused on legs. After the class I got on the Stair Master machine for 10 minutes. Holy sweatfest! I really hate that machine but it’s great for building endurance.
Total Weekly Miles – 17
Total Training Cycle Miles – 112.8
Grade – A
I’m pleased with my workouts this week. I was very happy to get in so much strength training. I really feel that it balances out my running. I also had a great ART appointment on Thursday. I’m dealing with a few issues but I always leave my appointment feeling so much better. I’ll be using my lacrosse ball at home more often to help with an issue I’m having with my back. I’m hoping that will really help the issue.
Saturday’s long run was okay (well bearable) in the beginning, but the last 4 miles are all a blur. I just kept trying to put one foot in front of the other to finish. I was supposed to do a few hill repeats during the run, but I could barely breathe so I decided against it. This humidity is driving me bonkers! The sad part is that I know it’s just going to get so much worse as the summer progresses. I always struggle when running in the summer but this year seems especially bad for some reason. I’m just hoping my body gets adjusted to the heat soon.
I also finished up the #RunChatHunt on Saturday. Twice a year RunChat hosts a RunChatHunt and there is a list of items they want you to find on your run. I didn’t find all the items on the list this time, but that’s fine, it was a lot of fun!
Did you have a good week? Do you have any plans for the 4th of July holiday?