Last week I managed to get all my runs done outside. This week the weather was crappy on and off, and there were two treadmill runs. I’m totally fine with that — I still get outside to walk Bandit — except yesterday. Cold rain all day long? No thank you. Peloton does make the treadmill more bearable.
I’m totally digging a short hike before my run. Soon it’ll probably be too icy/snowy to do that — I wouldn’t be surprised if this week’s were the last. You can bet next Fall I’ll be revisiting these trails before my runs (in the Summer it’s really buggy on this path).
- Monday: Yoga (30 min), 3.5 TM miles (Peloton Hamilton Run), Yoga (20 min)
- Tuesday: Yoga (40 min), Peloton Hamilton Ride, Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min), Yoga (20 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk., Yoga (20 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (30 min), 6 mile LSD, Yoga (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), Hiking, Yoga (20 min)
- Saturday: Yoga (30 min), 3 TM miles, Yoga (20 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (30 min), Recovery Ride (20 min), PB ST, Yoga (20 min)
Running Mileage: 12.5 (+3.5)
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Monday intention: easy run (not so much)
I’m finished with the Peloton 5k training, so I finally got around to the Hamilton run. Aside from finding it — and the instructor talking too much despite saying at the beginning that he wouldn’t, it was fine; but not great. Mainly because of the instructor talking almost non stop (slight Hamilton reference there).
The next day I took the Hamilton cycle, and I actually enjoyed that much better. The instructor did talk, but not as much. Not such a great choice for a recovery workout though.
Thursday intention: easy does it
The sun was calling my name, and the weekend weather sounded iffy at best. I warmed up with a 1 mile hike — and didn’t get lost this time! I even saw another woman walk up onto the trail as I was doing my cool down walk. I haven’t encountered a soul back there, but I could see bike tread in the mud.
My main goal was to keep it an easy long run. No negative splits, since it’s a decline out and an incline back — no need to push so I didn’t. Mostly pretty consistent. It was a good run — that sun and lack of wind helped so much!
Saturday intention: work on endurance
It was a cold, rainy Saturday, so I chose a Peloton endurance run. With no real races and less mileage, I know my endurance has suffered in 2020. Hopefully 2021 will bring some races — and it’s time to do some more steady state type runs. I was proud of no walk breaks during this run!
Favorites of the week
draggedwent with Mr. Judy to another park for a short hike this week. We got lucky and we saw a hawk up close!
It was actually quite close and the photo doesn’t do it justice.
We both also climbed down (separately; someone had to hold onto Bandit) the steep trail to get closer to the falls.
These potatoes! I truly didn’t expect anything, and seriously, it’s not much, but it took almost no work at all.
Are you working on any running goals?
I asked for Netflix recommendations on our coffee date — anyone didn’t chime in yet?
How are you dealing with the looooong nights right now?
ICYMI: With a name of GoWithYin Yoga, obviously, I dig Yin Yoga (now). Have you ever wondered how Yin Yoga differs from other types of Yoga? How it can benefit you? I’m starting a series of short videos that will eventually make up a Yin Yoga FAQ. The first one explains the 3 principles of Yin Yoga here. If you have a question, drop it in the comments and I’ll cover it — eventually!
Coming up on Tuesday: What can lead to injury? Friday I’m TOL (thinking out loud) about how to make sense of what seems needless loss.