I’m working on upping my cross training game
I took it mostly easy this week with running because despite my 5k, it was a low mileage week and I didn’t want to bump it up too quickly when I’m not really training for anything yet.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 3 mile tempo run
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, YFPR Hips & Knees, Bike WU (10 min), Sun’s Out Guns From Summer Sweat
- Wednesday: Dogwalk x 2, YTU Hips, Knees, Upper Back, Shoulders, Daisy Duke from Summer Sweat, Bike WU (5 min), Plyo, 25 miunutes swimming
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 10 Minute Solution Yoga Abs & Flexibility, 2 miles easy
- Friday: Dogwalk, Total body Burn from Summer Sweat
- Saturday: 4 miles easy, Yoga for Athletes at Athleta, Mallwalking
- Sunday: Dogwalk & rest
Mileage: 9 (+1.9)
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I met up with Darlene Monday evening for a short run. She did her usual “I’ll be slower than you” — but no, it’s an easy run for her, a tempo run for me. The only time I’ve ever run faster than her was when she was pacing some friends at a race.
Thursday was just 2 miles (yup, you read that right) in my neighborhood in the 60s in insane wind! What happened to summer? Yes, I love to complain about the weather. This back and forth weather is driving me insane.
Ended the week with 4 miles easy with my USAFit Albany group. Summer disappeared and fall reappeared, but it’s just temporary — there’s a heatwave headed our way. This run felt very easy, mostly, yet the pace was good for me.
Favorites of the week
It was another quiet week, but I did get back into exercise more and just felt my normal tired instead of really tired.. And I got back to the pool for the first time in months. I don’t like to swim when it’s cold, because my hair takes forever to dry and there’s really no good place to blow dry my hair where I swim, and anyway even after being blown dry it’s not dry.
I won a hat! We have giveaways at our Saturday group runs most weeks. I needed to cut out a little early to get to my yoga class. But I was the first number called! Sweet! And since I actually do wear Newtons (and the other choice was a size M tee), I went with the trucker hat, as seen above with one of my Newton shoes. Same company that makes the Skirtsports trucker hats.
I am also enjoying the Summer Sweat Series from Fit Foodie Finds and Ambitious Kitchen. I’m not sticking to it exactly as written — not even close! — but that Daisy Duke workout really kicked my butt — quite literally, my butt was sore. And loved the smashed chickpea avocado sandwich, although again, I didn’t follow the recipe exactly and kind of did my own thing. So easy and quick and healthy!
First yoga class in years. The class (at Athleta) was good, not great, but hey, it was free! You really can’t beat that. Although the description says it’s suitable for beginners, and none of the poses were difficult, there wasn’t a lot of direction about poses. Some, but not a lot. Good thing I’ve been doing yoga for years. Maybe she just judged the experience level of the class? And there was no correction to anyone in the class (usually teachers will walk around and make suggestions about your poses).
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And that’s a wrap!
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