Bandit is out of the e-collar and seems to be mostly leaving the hot spot alone. We played tourist in our own town (sort of). The weather wasn’t quite as hot most of the week as I feared it would be. Not to mention new running shoes! It was a good week.
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: 3 Miles Easy, PB Toning (35 min)
- Tuesday: 4 Hilly Miles, PB Toning (10 min), Yoga (30 min)
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min)
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 3 miles with 6 x 400/200, PB Toning (10 min)
- Friday: Dogwalk, PB Toning (35 min)
- Saturday: 6 mile LSD, Yoga (20 min), PB Abs (8 min)
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Studio Yoga (60 min)
Mileage: 16 (NC)
*Disclaimer: Amazon affiliate links; I will make a small amount of money if you buy through these links
I’m not a fan of the shakeout run, but had to take advantage of the lovely weather before the heat returns. Had a very relaxing and relatively cool run at the park despite the late start.
Tested out the new Newtons Mr. Judy was able to find me on Ebay for a fantastic price. Not my preferred model, but second favorite. Rewarded with that fresh shoes speed.
Knowing the weather was going to turn hot and humid again, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to run in cooler, drier temps, even though it meant running 3 days in a row, which I don’t usually do. It was a hill run again (not hill repeats, just down the long hills outside my neighborhood), but nice & strong, despite getting out later than I wanted to.
The next day my body let me know it was enough with the running, for the moment, anyway. In fact, the day after my race last week (read about it here), my knee was unexpectedly tight. I taped it when I did my longish run with a slower friend last week, and it’s been fine since. These hills didn’t bother it at all.
A quick treadmill run in between meetings. 6 x 400m speed intervals with 200m recovery. Not something I really wanted to tackle outside midday on a hot day.
Another hot day (at least the forecast), and I wanted to run Sunday, which will be cooler, but no one else did. I was pleasantly surprised that the path was mostly shady and there was a nice breeze so it was a good run after all.
Favorites of the week
In addition to running in the cooler, drier weather, we wanted to take advantage of it to get out somewhere and explore. It was a bit tricky with Bandit (he’s healing up well), so no hikes (plus he was still in the e collar).
We bounced around a few ideas but settled on exploring a park in Saratoga Springs, which is roughly 30 miles north of us. We don’t go all that often, and track season (yes, that Saratoga) is about to start, so we wanted to get there before it gets overcrowded. We had a very nice time — human and dogs alike.
Today is last call for Skirt Sport’s end of the season sale here! It ends tonight at midnight. The Free Me Tank, which I’m wearing in the photo in the park above, is one of the items on sale. I don’t run in it — you absolutely can, but I have other Skirt Sports tops I prefer to run in — but I do wear it all the time in Summer. It’s a bit more forgiving than some of the more fitted Skirt Sports tops.
Anything fun non-running related this week?
Do you stick to a schedule, or move runs around because of the weather?
Did you race this week? Tell us about it!