This week I started the Race Across Maryland. The goal is to run 250 miles across Maryland in 60 days. I’m hoping to mostly run the distance, but I am tracking my walks too. This week I ran 30.2 miles and walked 8.8 miles. I hadn’t been tracking my walks prior to this week so it was interesting to look at how far I walk each day when I go on stroller walks with Grayson!
This was a pretty good week of workouts. Towards the end of the week we had chances of thunderstorms every day, so you know what that means: humidity. But luckily the storms didn’t interfere with my runs much. I did end up doing my long run on Friday because the weekend forecast wasn’t looking great.
Weekly Run Down
Monday: Strength Training, 4 Mile Stroller Run, .8 Mile Walk
Tuesday: 6 Mile Run, Hip/Glute Exercises, 2.5 Mile Walk
Wednesday: Strength Training, 3.3 Mile Stroller Run, 1 Mile Walk
Thursday: Rest Day, 2 Mile Walk
Friday: 9.2 Mile Run, 1.75 Mile Walk
Saturday: 4.1 Mile Stroller Run, Core Work, .75 Mile Walk
Sunday: 3.6 Mile Stroller Run
Total Run Miles: 30.2
Total Walk Miles: 8.8
Race Across MD Miles: 39
Running and Walking this week
While this was a slight increase in mileage for me, it wasn’t anything too significant in terms of running more. I’ve done 30 miles a week over the past couple of months. However, I do think all the walking plus the runs is new for me. After my long run on Friday I took Grayson for a walk. It felt good to shake out my legs but I also think it wore me out a little more. We skipped an afternoon walk because I needed a break.
I especially notice this when I run alone in the early morning, which is typically for longer than I run with the stroller. If I run with the stroller it basically replaces a walk (we usually walk a little after breakfast and a little in the afternoon). When I run in the morning alone that means a longer run plus 2 walks.
I’m just trying to be mindful of this because I may need to account for the walking more than I thought. Initially I was hoping to just run the 250 miles but track my walks just in case I found the running to be too much. I guess I am feeling like if I’m going to be walking so much, I might as well count it!
Other Weekly Updates
This was a challenging week of working from home/parenting. Rob had a really busy week at work and was gone very long hours all week. Grayson is dropping down to 1 nap and his routine is a complete mess right now. I’ve been so lucky through all of this that he held on to this routine of 2 naps a day this long, especially while the school year was still going on and I had meetings every day.
He’s been so overtired that he needs an early bedtime and Rob doesn’t get to see him. Plus his naps have been pretty short most days. It makes it really challenging to plan out anything for work when I have no clue when or how long he will be sleeping for. Not to mention it feels impossible to get anything done!
The good news is our COVID numbers in Maryland have stayed low, even with more places opening up. I know other states are seeing them go up so I hope we can continue to be careful here.
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How were your workouts last week?
Do you count your walks as a workout or track your mileage when you are walking?
Have you had thunderstorms lately that interfere with your running plans?