Isn’t it supposed to be October? Where did the nice fall temps from last weekend go? This weekend I managed to run my first double-digit run of the year. The only bad thing about it was the chafing. I was not prepared for the humidity even though I knew it would be in the 60s. While annoying (and painful) if that was the only bad thing about my first long run in forever, I’ll take it.
Monday: 4 mile fartlek run
This is how this run went down: 10 minutes easy, 4 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy, 3 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy, 2 minutes hard, 1 minute easy, 1 minute hard, 10 minute cool down
Tuesday: Strength training
I went to the gym for this workout to use heavier weights. It was really just for one exercise so I’m not sure if I will continue going on strength training days or just do those workouts from home.
Wednesday: 3.1 miles
Just an easy 5k. I find that my mid-week run is aways a struggle, probably because I’m tired and stressed from work. Mondays and Saturdays are always so much better!
Thursday: Strength training
Another strength training workout, this time at home. I wasn’t quite as sore from the hamstring curls on the stability ball this week!
Friday: 45 minutes spinning, glutes and core
I actually made this workout really productive by E-mailing myself a to-do list on my iPad as I was on the spin bike. Usually when i work out, I think of things I need to do in my head and then forget to write them down.
Saturday: 10 miles
I’m not quite sure how I ended up running 10 miles. Maybe it wasn’t the smartest decision but it felt right at the time. It was one of those runs where I just kept going. Other than the humidity, chafing, and soaked/knotty hair, it was a great run!
I definitely needed a rest day after my hardest week of workouts in a while!
How many times do I need to suffer from chafing before I learn to always wear body glide? I just didn’t think that would be an issue in October. Lesson learned once again!
Was it humid this weekend where you live?
Do you ever “accidentally’ run longer than you intended?
Do you make to-do lists in your head awhile you are running?