After a week of warmer weather it cooled off again here this weekend. Honestly, I enjoyed having a little bit of warmth before winter arrives. It was nice to get outside more and get in few more runs in shorts and tank tops. I still struggle with what to wear on my runs most days because the temperatures have been all over the place! It feels like it was the end of summer running all over again. For the 3rd time?
Weekly Run Down: The End of Summer Running Part 3
- Monday: 7.2 Miles with 3 x 5 minutes hard and 5 x 2 minutes hard
- Tuesday: Strength Training + 2 Treadmill Miles + 3.3 Stroller Miles
- Wednesday: 7 Miles + Core/Glutes
- Thursday: Rest
- Friday: Strength Training and 4.1 Stroller Miles
- Saturday: 12 Miles
- Sunday: 5.5 Miles (3.7 with stroller) +Core/Glutes
Total: 41 Miles! My highest in quite a few years.
After my virtual 10k a few weeks ago I stuck to all easy runs for awhile. This week I wanted to add in some harder intervals. Nothing too crazy, but just effort and time-based harder efforts. I ran a 15 minute warm up, then did 3 x 5 minutes hard/2 minutes easy and 5 x 2 minutes hard/1 minute easy, followed by a cool down. I like these workouts because they go by quickly. It felt good to push myself a little more and was a great start to the week.
I did some new-to-me exercises on Friday and I felt kind of sore throughout the day. It was weird because I felt it on Friday, not the next day which is what usually happens. I was a little worried that lifting on Friday would impact my long run on Saturday. (I did this because it was raining Thursday and decided to make that my complete rest day).
As I said I had lifted on Friday, the day before my long run. I woke up tired even though I got almost 8 hours of sleep the night before. I was out the door at 5 and did a few miles around my neighborhood before venturing a little farther away once the sun came up.
My legs felt a little heavy, and my paces seemed slower that they should have for the effort I was putting in. Later on I noticed that my Garmin map showed that I was practically running through houses. So I’m not sure if the GPS was just really off or what. My map on Strava looked ok (I sync them) so I don’t know what the deal was.
A Busy Week
Overall it felt like a really busy week. I had so many meetings for work, many of which Grayson joined me for. Thursday was tough because I watched a 3.5 hour training while he was around, and it was raining all day so we didn’t get outside at all.
Our COVID numbers are spiking here, as they are in many other places. On Saturday we hit a new record high of new cases. It’s made me worried for what the rest of the winter will bring.
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- Did you have another wave of warm weather recently?
- Do you like doing a hard workout on a Monday?