Happy Sunday! Unlike last week, I feel like this week just totally flew by. But that’s a good thing because just one week separates me from my ‘staycation’ at the end of the month 🙂 I’m really looking forward to the break.
Here’s how week 3 of training went for Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly.
Monday, August 13
Spinning (30 minute Hip Hop ride) + Strength Training (15 minutes).
I ended up swapping my Monday and Tuesday workouts because I just wasn’t in the mood for a run after work.
Tuesday, August 14
6 mile run.
Overall this run felt pretty good. It was super hot and humid outside so I opted for the treadmill.
I also went to vote before work. It’s SO important to vote in local elections!! 🙂
Wednesday, August 15
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
Thursday, August 16
5 mile run.
I haven’t been using all the necessary recovery tools during training and my legs let me know that during the last part of this run. I spent some quality time with them after my run.
Friday, August 17
A much needed REST DAY!
Saturday, August 18
10 mile run.
This was my first double digit run since May. Overall it was okay but my hips started to hurt around mile 8 which was a little painful. I also sweated my way through the entire run due to the crazy humidity – yuck! Thankfully there was cloud cover which was much appreciated, trust me!
Sunday, August 19
Spinning (45 mins) + Strength Training (45 mins).
I felt like I needed another spinning class today, but I also wanted to do some strength training – why not do both?! Super sweaty and tiring, but totally worth it!
Total Weekly Mileage: 21 miles
Weekly Weight Loss: +1.0
Summary: 3 runs, 2 spinning class, 1 Bootcamp and 2 Strength Training classes
Grade This Week – A
I’m still trying to find the balance between spinning classes and strength training. I think I’m doing a good job so far, but there never seems to be enough hours in the day to complete everything, lol.
Saturday’s long run let me know that I need to get back to doing my PT exercises more regularly. I’ll admit that I’ve been slacking on these. I don’t have a good reason for this, it’s just me being lazy! Honestly it’s only 15 minutes out of my day so there’s no excuse. I’ll also start using my “torture devices” (foam rollers, etc) ore often too.
I feel like the Northeast has been dealing with really awful humidity for the past 3 weeks. It hasn’t been super hot but the humidity has made workouts pretty unbearable. Also the rain just seems to make it 10x worse. I am hopeful that we’ll get a break in the humidity at some point.
Unrelated to running…
I’m still working on my weight loss goal that I set for myself in May. I’m a few pounds away from my goal, and this week didn’t help. I didn’t meal prep last weekend and it definitely resulted in some ‘not-so-smart’ food choices, so I’m not really surprised at the small weight gain this past week. But all in all, I’ll never regret enjoying ice cream or pizza, lol. But I’m back in the saddle now and will be doing some meal prepping this afternoon to prepare me for next week!
Speaking of weight loss, my sister sent me this yesterday and I couldn’t stop laughing because it’s SO true!
Question – Have you heard of StepBet? It’s an app. Basically I just heard about it today and I’m thinking about joining a game on the app to hep keep me accountable when it comes to my daily steps/activities. If you have any experience with the app, please let me know! I’m so curious about it.
That’s it for this week – thanks for reading!
How was your week? How are you dealing with the humidity during your runs?
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