After a tough few weeks (months?) I finally felt like I was making slow and steady progress with running this week. I was able to get my mileage back into the mid 30s, I did a fartlek workout, and I ran 11 miles in the rain. So I would say it was a successful week!
Weekly Run Down: Making Slow and Steady Progress with Running
Monday: Strength Training + 5 Stroller Miles
This was my day off, so I got in my strength work early and then went for a stroller run after Grayson woke up. He has been doing so much better in the stroller lately, and we made it to 5 miles. He doesn’t always want to stay in there that long, but he actually asks to go for stroller runs now when he sees me in my running clothes.
Tuesday: 6.1 Mile Fartlek Run
I did one of my favorite workouts that I shared here. I wasn’t aiming for a specific pace, and I started out on the slower side but was able to get faster throughout the workout. It felt good to run fast again, plus I got to wear my new Hyperion Tempos1 Maybe it feels like I’m making slow and steady progress with running?
Wednesday: Strength Training + 4 Miles
This was my last week of this phase of my strength workouts (each phase is 4 weeks long). We had been working on sumo deadlifts this month and I finally got the hang of them this week! Each week I would send Mary a video of myself doing them so I could get feedback. It was so helpful!
It was so hot out for my run! I think it was like 67 with 99% humidity. Even though the temperature wasn’t *that* high it was much warmer than what I’m used to plus the humidity was definitely a struggle.
Thursday: 5.2 Miles + Core
Just 5 easy miles to start the day. It was warm again, but maybe slightly less humid than the day before. Knowing that it was going to get so much colder over the weekend I tried to just enjoy the weather.
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 11 Miles
If you saw my post on instagram, you know how this went. The short version is that it was pouring rain the whole time and pretty cold. I had no good reason to run 11 miles other than that I was finally feeling better and have been stuck at 10 miles all year. So I went for it.
Sunday: 3.7 Stroller Miles
It was another rainy and cold morning, but we tried to sneak out during a break in the rain. It rained lightly on and off throughout the run and then picked up at the end. We had to run fast to get home during the last 1/2 mile or so!
So overall, it was a pretty good week. Other than the extremes of weather that we had. It’s nice to feel like I’m finally making slow and steady progress with my running, I just hope it continues. I need the weather to figure out what it’s doing so I can acclimate to the heat! And I think I’ve had enough of running in the rain for at least a few weeks now.
How were your workouts last week?
Anyone else having wild weather lately?
Ever done sumo deadlifts?