I finally came clean about what’s been keeping me so busy this summer in my runfession, which you can read here if you missed it. There was running, there was yoga, there was family, and there was car drama (but not too bad, we think).
For one reason or another all my runs were in my neighborhood this week. Definitely not planned that way. Also three days in a row, which I don’t normally do, but just running short and easy runs for the most part makes that a little easier.
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: Dogwalk, PB Abs & Balance (30 min)
- Tuesday: 3 easy miles, Pilates (60 min)
- Wednesday: 3 easy miles, Yoga (60 min), PB Abs (10 min)
- Thursday: 3 TM Speed work, Yin Yoga (20 min)
- Friday: Dogwalk, Pilates Arms (10 min) Studio Yoga (90 min)
- Saturday: 7 mile LSD, Yoga (25 min)
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Yoga (90 min)
Mileage: 16 (-1)
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I considered running on Monday, but aside from the fact it poured the vast majority of the day, I knew I needed a rest day so I took it. It took a while for the rain to finally turn off this morning, but the reward was a cool morning and a nice easy run in my neighborhood with some rolling hills.
Another glorious morning. Sunnier, but still low humidity and in the 60s (plus I got out earlier). Slightly slower than yesterday, but yesterday I was running after 2 days of rest, and I always find a little more oomph after a couple of days of rest.
I got out earlier so I could get to a restorative yoga class afterwards (seriously, I could have run to it, but then I would have been disgustingly sweaty). It was a small class today and I swear the teacher created it just for me; there was lots of lovely hip opening poses and it was just perfect!
The running friends were trail running again, but my brother and nephew were in town. We were meeting them for lunch, and I needed to just get it done.
It was a really lovely morning to run outside, but it’s quicker for me to run on the treadmill in those circumstances. Back to 6 x 400m/200m upping the pace just a smidge. I like running fast . . . for short intervals.
I was fueled, I got dressed, I got into my car, and the car emitted this enormous rattle. I thought it sounded like it was coming from the muffler. Mr. Judy wasn’t sure, and he was going somewhere that morning too.
Didn’t really want to risk my car dying on the side of the road somewhere, so I texted my friends, and I ran down the road. Literally. It was quite the hill workout. I picked a number to try to keep my heart rate under, so even though were was one really slow mile on the way back, as I stopped to walk anytime my HR went over that number — hills down, which of course mean hills back — the overall pace was good.
I had planned 7 miles, but thought I might just drop down to 6. Despite more heat coming in this weekend, it was actually a pretty nice morning to run, and those first 3.5 miles flew by. The second half was obviously more challenging, but I did find I was less tired by keeping my HR in check. Although later that afternoon I was really tired.
Favorites of the week
I went to a free community yoga class Friday night (right before the car trouble), at a studio I haven’t been to before. It’s where one of the teachers I take classes with did her teacher training. Definitely very different. I got there really early, since I’d never been there before; that was a good thing, because we somehow packed 50 people into that room!
Always nice to see my brother and his family (he lives on the West coast). It’s his last big college crawl with his youngest.
After we parted ways with my brother, we headed over to an ice cream stand so I could try some Only 8 Frozen Yogurt. My WW leader and others in my meeting rave about this stuff. It was pretty good; not sure I’d go out of my way to get it again, but since we were near by I just had to find out what all the fuss was about — plus this week’s flavor was Chocolate Peanut Butter, which I’m always down for.
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? I actually usually go for a cup of ice cream.
Do you do any heart rate training?
What was the highlight of your week? Tell us about it!