This week the temperature jumped about 40 degrees: Last Sunday I ran in the rain in 40 something degree weather and by Thursday it was just about 80 degrees. Be careful what you wish for, right? It’s ok though, I would rather this summer weather than any more of the cold and rain! The one part I could do without though is these allergies. Looking at my TimeHop makes me think that they are always the worst around Memorial Day Weekend!
I still managed to have a good week of running. In fact, I always notice my running improves when it gets warm out. It’s probably somewhat of a mental thing because I prefer to be outside when I feel comfortable and I get easily irritated about the cold. As you will see below, I returned to the track for the first time this year. I felt like I had to drag myself there but once I got it done I felt great!
This weekend I ran a 5k on Saturday morning, which was a struggle with the heat and humidity. I’ll post a recap at some point, but it wasn’t a PR or even close. I was expecting to do a little better than I did, but it just goes to show just how much on an impact the heat can have.
So, here is how the week looked overall:
Monday: 5.1 miles with 6 x 400s
These were right around 1:40, and I was happy that they were consistent. I was definitely exhausted by the end!
Tuesday: Strength training + 3.1 miles easy, PM: Yoga
Wednesday: 5.4 miles with hill repeats, core work
Thursday: 5 miles and core/hip exercises
Friday: Rest (Did a little core work in the morning and walked at lunch)
Saturday: 7 miles total: 3 mile warm up, 5k, 1 mile cool down
Sunday: 10 mile trail run! I stayed at my parents’ house on Saturday night and found trail about 15 minutes from where they live. Part of it was shaded so it felt a little cooler that would have felt running out on the streets.
Total: 35.6 miles
Walked: 27.5 Push-ups: 3 days
Yearly Total: 973/2016
I actually walked a little almost every day this week at lunch time. All winter I ate at my desk, so during the first warm week of the year I either ate outside, or went for a walk after I ate. The only problem was every time I went outside I ended up sneezing for about an hour straight afterwords! I have heard that taking a walking break is supposed to help you refocus; for me I ended up having a harder time getting back to work!
Anyone else suffering with allergies lately?
Do you have a hard time refocusing if you take a “real” lunch break?
How were your workouts last week?