Quite a bit of rain this week, although my treadmill runs were just due to circumstances, like going to my parents and knowing it takes me less time to run on the mill — and wouldn’t ruin my hair, either.
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 Strength + Cardio (30 min), Yoga (30 min)
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, TM Speedwork, Yoga (15 min)
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Yoga (20 minutes), PB Cardio + Weights (30 min)
- Thursday: TM Speedwork, Yoga (30 min)
- Friday: Dogwalk, Yoga (30 min)
- Saturday: 7 mile LSD, Yoga Workshop Hips & Glute Medius (2 hr)
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Rest day!, some yoga . . .
Mileage: 16 (-.5)
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Actually a cool morning so I didn’t have to rush out early. A nice easy run at the park. Loosely based on heart rate, a bit slower than I’ve been running lately. No doubt due to a couple of nights of bad sleep last week, even though I’d slept ok. This week promises to be relatively busy.
We went to my parents and that meant treadmill speed intervals again — again in a ladder format. Pushed the pace just a little bit faster, felt ok — tempting to keep going with the pace but I think next week it’s time for some easy running.
Friends were meeting for trail running, but with thunder rumbling and a long drive out there, it wasn’t my cup of tea, although they were able to do it, no FOMO here. Because of said thunder and not being able to run til later in the day, I kept to the treadmill. Second speedwork of the week, only because I find just running steady on the treadmill monotonous.
Not running as long as my friends, so I could show up later. Actually, I got there before they’d started, but they didn’t see me and I made a pitstop, so I was behind them a few miles. Really nice running weather. Where was this weather when I was training for 18 miles last summer?
My heart rate was a bit higher than last week (slept badly), so I took it really slowly, although in the end it was just a little faster overall than last week: I’d run a few miles with a friend who is getting back into running last week, and they were really slow — unfortunately she’s now injured herself again.
Favorites of the week
We stopped at a winery on the way to my parents this week — we thought it was close by, but it turned out to be a bit more out of the way than anticipated. It was very peaceful, as most wineries seem to be, although we didn’t spend a lot of time there.
Mr. Judy finally found me a pair of Newton Motions on Ebay! He’s snagged a few Distance models at really good prices, but Motions remained elusive. This wasn’t a really good price, but it was a good price, and it’s my favorite model of running shoe — find out why in Tuesday’s post.
Bandit & I still enjoying the $5 lounge chair.
Practicing my practicum. I have to video myself teaching a 20 minute yoga class that I design. Let me just say it’s taking a ridiculous amount of hours for me to do this! This was my first time running through it with my friend. I know that with experience it comes easier, but it’s humbling, to say the least.
Yesterday after the long run I rushed home (while everyone else was enjoying breakfast), foam rolled, showered, ate lunch, and then headed out to a 2 hour yoga workshop on the hips and gluteus medius. It was really good (even if I had to circle around about 3 times before I figured out where the damn place was). The first half was active poses, while the second half was restorative/yin.
I wish the teacher had had a handout. I took notes, but some of the flows were pretty complicated and there was just no way to actually try to write it all down. Still learned some new stuff to try at home — especially loved doing a yin pigeon (yin is when you hold poses for a long time to really relax into them) on a bolster.
What was the last thing that humbled you?
What was your last find that didn’t cost much but brought joy into your life?
How’s your summer going?