When I look back on this last week I can’t help but note my tired legs and the warm weather. Therefore, it probably wasn’t a great week for another virtual race! I can’t complain though. I’ve been asking for warmer weather for months now, and my plan lately has been to focus on strength by lifting heavier (leading to tired legs.). I think the virtual race just made these things more noticeable.
Weekly Run Down
Monday: Strength Training + 3.5 Stroller miles
Tuesday: Rest (Foam Rolling + Core)
Wednesday: 8 miles with UniverSOLE Virtual 10k
Thursday: Strength Training + Yoga
Friday: 3 Miles + Hip/Glute Exercises
Saturday: 7 Miles
Sunday: 3 Stroller Miles
Memorial Day Workout
We were off for Memorial Day so it was nice to have Rob home for another day and to not have to work! I did my strength training early in the morning, and then after breakfast we went out for a stroller run. This probably started off the tired legs. It was my 5th day in a row of running and I had done 9 miles the previous day. It was nice to get out for some family exercise.
I increased my weights for almost all of my exercises this week, and I really felt it. I even wrote last week how this is a good time to focus on strength and not worry as much about running, but I found it really made my runs feel harder. I think may need to lower my mileage until I adjust to the heavier weight.
UniverSOLE Virtual 10k
I did another virtual 10k that was held by my local running store. I decided to do this on Wednesday, after a rest day on Tuesday. I didn’t expect to still be feeling Monday’s workouts.
It was 65 degrees but the humidity was 90% or more. When I first started my warm up I felt really good and didn’t notice the humidity. As soon as I started running hard it really started to affect me. I was hoping to run close to my previous virtual 10k time, but I also knew I would need to factor in the conditions. I ended up running 47:03, which was about 30 seconds slower than my virtual 10k in April.
I went into this weekend with no real plan. That’s part of the problem with not training for anything! One minute I wanted to do a long run and the next minute I was reminding myself that this was a tough week and I should really take it easy. I settled on 7 miles on Saturday, keeping an easy pace.
On Sunday I figured I would see how I felt and head out for a stroller run “later” in the morning- (like 6:45 lol). I took Grayson out in the stroller and we did 3 miles. We looped back home and picked up Rob to come with us for a short walk. The weather was amazing!
Global Running Day
Global Running Day is this Wednesday, June 3rd! Brooks is hosting a free virtual event, the Find Some Run Happy 5k! You can sign up here. Also, be sure to join us for the Runner’s Roundup where there will be talk of all things running related!
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Do you find that you need to cut back on mileage when you are focusing more on strength training?
If you are doing a virtual race do you change any workouts that week to keep your legs fresh?
Will you be doing any challenges or races for Global Running Day?