A busy week even though I really tried to get in two rest days — the second one was a bit too busy to really qualify as rest, though. Especially when my sister texted to tell me the aide is having more medical work done and I’ll be going down at the end of the week for a couple of days. Running was decent, though.
Not really a cutback week. I’m probably going to take a week off of running soon — and wanted to take advantage of still relatively decent weather before the heat moved in.
- Monday: Yoga (20 min),Dogwalk Filmed Yoga Videos (60 min)
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, Yoga AM (20 min), 3 miles easy, Filmed Yoga Video (30 minutes)
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
- Thursday: Yoga AM (20 minutes), 7 mile LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga (20 min), 1 recovery miles, Dogwalk, Swimming (20 min), PB ST (25 min)
- Saturday: Yoga AM (20 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Videos (60 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, Barre? (15 min), Yoga PM (20 min)
Running Mileage: 14 (-1)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday Intention: just go easy
I didn’t prepare for this run the night before — because I planned to run on the treadmill. It was almost 70F when I woke up. I got out early to walk Bandit instead, and it was cloudy and felt okay. So I decided to run outside. Of course by the time I got finished with our walk and changed, the clouds were burning off. I just ran easy, only slightly paying attention to HR — which was normal.
Thursday Intention: just run easy
I just ran. Didn’t watch HR too much; it remained fine. My guess is either heat adaptation or maybe I am just really sensitive to dehydration — I made sure to have Nuun (in addition to lemon water and green tea) before this somewhat early run. Didn’t watch pace either and that was pretty slow. Running in humidity is never my favorite thing but it wasn’t too bad plus there was really good cloud coverage.
Friday Intention: recover & keep loose
A beautiful morning — much nicer than yesterday — and yet my HR was high. I haven’t given up, but it seems to have no rhyme or reason. I wasn’t as well hydrated as yesterday, since I got up later — but I had a much better night’s sleep. It was definitely loose & easy!
Sunday Intention: just flow with it
Just building base right now so didn’t feel the need to do speedwork with an early run that still started in the low 70sF. HR was good (with no peaking at it until after). Pace was slow, but faster than earlier in the week (while much warmer) with a decent pace the last mile — this is usually due to me skipping my last walk break in the last mile.
Favorites of the week
My first swim of the Summer. The water was cold, but we just acclimated to it slowly and it felt lovely (to me, anyway). Wish the rest of the day could have been as relaxing as the morning!
Got some nice photos of Bandit on our walks this week.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I think maybe I’ve cracked my HR mystery? & on Friday I’m sharing 5 things you need in your trunk during Summer.