It was action packed both with exercise and fun events this week. Of course there was the heat, too, but thankfully the new AC unit you installed last year is working well. The dogs still want to lay outside in the sun and are not happy when I won’t join them — and have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t stay out too long in the heat, too!
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: 5 Miles Easy, PB Abs (15 min), Yoga (30 min)
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 3 treadmill miles with 1:1 speed intervals, PB Toning (10 min)
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min), PB Toning (25 min)
- Thursday: Dogwalk, PB Arms (30 min), 3ish trail miles
- Friday: Dogwalk, PB Toning (35 min)
- Saturday: 6 mile LSD, Yoga (40 min)
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Studio Yoga (90 min)
Mileage: 17 (+1)
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Most of my weekday runs are fairly short these days, but I wasn’t sure how this week would shake out between weather and a lot of appointments, so I chose to run 5 miles. I went to the park, and realized as I got there that I really ought to have gone to the other park, the one that’s just a bit closer to my house, the one I haven’t run at in quite some time.
However, I literally ran into Running Buddy J after my first mile, who was finishing up, so I walked with her to chat a bit then continued on my way. This park isn’t very shady, but the morning was relatively cool and still low humidity, so I had a pretty good run.
Another middle of the day run simply because I just wasn’t feeling another early morning run (and the dogs needed to be walked in the morning). Did some speed intervals on the treadmill, stepping away from the 400s with 60 seconds fast, 60 seconds recovery.
My new Vivoactive 3 had arrived (you can buy it on my Amazon Affiliate link here) — actually 60% charged! — so I tried it out. I realized the reason my old (and now new) Vivoactives don’t sync well to the treadmill is that I don’t run without any breaks and when I adjust the speed, I have to do it with my right hand, holding onto the bar with my left hand (the one with the watch). It adds up to enough time over several miles to throw everything off. Not a big deal to me; I’ve had the old Vivoactive 4 years and trained well with it.
Last week I had FOMO over the trail runners (just couldn’t go); this week I joined the crew. It was at a place I’ve been to just a couple of times, once to run, but I guess I picked the wrong paths because these were really quite nice! I ran with someone, and managed to take the wrong turn so we ended up doing the trail backwards (don’t ask). I just wish it was closer to home.
Six steamy miles. I ran with a slower friend, it was cloudy, and we started early, so it wasn’t too bad. Thank goodness for cloud cover! However, when my friend continued on for about half an hour (she’s training for a half in October) I said no thanks.
Favorites of the week
Historically I have never found great deals on Amazon Prime Day, but this year I did get a Vivoactive 3 at a great price. Running Buddy J bought one too. So now I can join the modern ages and track my heart rate. It’s got a lot of bells and whistles, and is very different from my previous Vivoactive (the original, without HR).
So far I’m definitely enjoying my new watch. Because there’s so much functionality, there’s a learning curve, of course. It got baptized in the pool yesterday.
We had a birthday/pool party/bookclub meetup after our run on Saturday. The pool felt heavenly after that sweaty run. We briefly discussed “Marathon Woman” by Katherine Switzer (buy it at my Amazon Affiliate link here) after cooling off in the pool and a potluck lunch. Everyone enjoyed the book (although I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s one I’ve wanted to read for a long time). A great time was had by all.
I am off to see Heart/Sheryl Crow tonight with a friend. Looking forward to it. The concert doesn’t start until 7 pm so hopefully we won’t melt; it’s an outside venue but at least it’s covered.
What was the last concert you went to?
Do you belong to a book club & if yes, what kind?
Did you race this week? Tell us about it!