This week Rob and I ended up taking a trip to Denver for our babymoon. Originally we were supposed to head to Kiawah Island, SC, but our plans were changed due to Hurricane Florence. It ended up working out really well and we had a great time. Today I’ll just be recapping our miles in the Mile High City and I hope to be back with more about our trip later this week.
I don’t think I’ve ever run at high altitude before and it was tough. Luckily there was no humidity which was such a nice change from Baltimore. The weather was in the high 50s/low 60s in the morning (perfect for running!) but got up to over 90 later in the day.
I also want to note that I did one of this week’s strength training workouts on Sunday of last week because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get it in while traveling.
Monday: 7 miles with 3 x 2 miles progression
I had a little more time in the morning and knew I wouldn’t be getting in a ton of miles the rest of the week, so I got in 7 on the treadmill. To break this up a bit I ran a mile easy, then 2 miles as a progression and repeated that 3 times.
Tuesday: Strength Training + 5 miles
I got in my second strength training workout and another 5 mile treadmill run.
Wednesday: Travel day + Walking
We left the house at 5:30 for our flight to Denver, so I didn’t run in the morning. We did quite a bit of walking that day including to and from the baseball stadium after dinner.
Thursday: 3.5 miles
Rob and I headed out for a short run near our hotel. We saw some parts of downtown but it was a little annoying because we hit a lot of lights.
Friday: 3.5 miles
We were at a different hotel on Thursday night and found a nearby trail. It was less than a mile to run there and then we were able to stay on the trail along a creek as an out and back.
Saturday: 6 miles
I knew there was another (bigger) trail a little farther away so I convinced Rob to run there with me. It took about 1.5 miles to get there but it was worth it to be able to run in a quiet place away from the city. We also ran past Mile High Stadium (as seen in the background of the pic below).
We traveled back to Baltimore and took another rest day.
I’m not sure if it was just the high altitude and traveling but running definitely felt harder this week. I also felt like in general I was slowing down a bit. I’m hoping it’s not too much longer before the weather cools off in Baltimore. It’s gonna be tough going back to the humidity after enjoying some cooler runs!
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Have yoyu ever run at high altitude?
Were you affected by Hurricane Florence?
How were your workouts last week?