This was another busy and tiring week, but at least my workouts were pretty good. It’s so strange how it is technically fall but still feels like summer. I thought I had missed out on some of the worst of summer running weather but the heat seems to be sticking around at least for now.
This weekend I was in DC for my sister’s bachelorette party and got in a great run along some of the trails near the Potomac (I’m not even sure where exactly I was running!) I love running in DC because there always seems to be a nearby running path and plenty of other runners to follow.
Here’s how the rest of the week looked:
Monday: 3.1 miles
It felt so hot and humid for this run, especially after some of the cooler weather we had the prior week. I ran up a couple of hills and it was tough. I think my face was red for like an hour after I got back from running.
Tuesday: Strength training
I haven’t started the next phase of my strength training plan yet (I’ll be starting it this week) so I just did most of the same exercises from week 6 of phase 2.
Wednesday: 3 miles
I was stressed out from work stuff again this week, and this run helped me to clear my mind a bit.
Thursday: 15 minutes elliptical, strength training
I did this strength training workout at the gym, so I also got in a few minutes on the elliptical. It was nice to be able to use heavier weights for some of the exercises!
Friday: 45 minutes spinning
Just an easy-ish 45 minutes on the spin bike while watching the videos for the next phase of my strength training plan.
Saturday: 6 miles
I went into this run with very low expectations after staying up way past my bedtime the night before. I figured I would plan to run for 30 minutes but keep going if I felt good. The first mile was a struggle, but then I got into the groove and just kept going. I ended up covering 6 miles which is the longest I’ve run since around April.
I really needed this rest day. I was exhausted from a weekend away, staying up late, and all the stress of work. Also, I know this upcoming week is going to be a really rough one, probably with extra long hours once again.
Does it feel like fall where you live?
How long does your face stay red after a tough workout?
What’s your favorite city for running?