I feel like a broken record every Sunday saying the same thing about my week, but I’ll do it again. This was an outstanding week of workouts for me, and I feel great mentally! I got through them all with a smile on my face by the end (sometimes because I was done), and now I’m enjoying my hard earned Sunday afternoon on the couch.
But, my legs are tired. Walking up the stairs is a laborious task, and I’ve found ways to bundle reasons to go up or come down today. This weekend’s 100k on the bike + 12 miler on foot was nothing short of record breaking for me. My legs are rebelling in every form today.
DailyMile shows a mediocre face as my overall look of the week, but I’d disagree. I did have a less than stellar run Wednesday and a harder than normal long run today, but that by no means brought my overall mood down. I’m thrilled!
Here are my workouts:
Monday: Rest day!
Tuesday: 7 x 5 minutes of hills on the trainer with a long warmup and cool down. It was 1:30 total, and I kept my heart rate between 160-165 for the hills.
Wednesday: I met a friend at PureBarre who wanted to try it out and was glad to go with her. Judging by how sore I was afterwards it’s something that needs to become a mainstay in my routine. The body weight repeats, focus on core, and low impact methods are so beneficial.
Then I came home intending to do sprint repeats and had a bummer of a run. I was supposed to do 12 x 1 minute and got the first 6 in at 7:03 pace with 1 minute recovery before I realized I wasn’t going to make it. I took an extra minute recovery, tried another at 7:15, and had to call it for the day. I ran the rest at a mix of tempo and recovery pace. It was good enough for 5 miles in 45 minutes. Apparently running after PureBarre isn’t a good idea.
Thursday: Spent 1:30 in the saddle holding a 140-150 heart rate.
Friday: Ran 6 miles on the treadmill and averaged around 9:15 or so.
Saturday: Met up with the A-Train group and rode a metric century at Miles for Hope. It was a really fun ride with a lot of bridges, some practice riding in lines and stopping at lights, and a pace that I didn’t have any trouble maintaining. We rode the 100k at a 16.5 MPH average pace.
Sunday: We went to see Prisoners last night and got home late, so I decided to sleep in a little bit. Getting out the door by 8:30 this morning made for a hot long run. The first 7.5 miles wasn’t that bad and I got in a groove, but after chugging too much water and getting some strange foot twinges the last 4.5 were hard. It was also really hot.
I will say that I was proud of myself and my attempt to keep the pace easier. I have this fear of running slowly, and today I kept pulling myself back and reminded myself that these long runs are meant to be slow. It still wasn’t slow enough. I did 12 miles at 9:50 pace, which is faster than my goal pace for Rev3 and Jacksonville Bank. Shoot.
Onto another rest day tomorrow! And I’m seriously looking forward to it!Oh, and I didn’t swim this week. I’m going to swim twice this upcoming week. That’s my only goal for the week since I don’t really have trouble getting my other workouts in. I’m also thinking about taking Wednesday’s run off because of this feeling in my foot…
How were your workouts? Linkup your recap posts with Kat and me below!