A daytrip, friend gatherings, and a race. We did go from beautiful in the beginning of the week, which is why I made a last minute decision to get out of town a bit, to very hot and humid this week. Good thing I’ve been working hard on my mental game!
I also sliced my finger this week (I’ll live) and fell early on in today’s race — I am totally okay, barely have a scrape on me, although I did not fall the way you’re supposed to. I fell right onto my hands and knees, rather than rolling onto a shoulder.
- Monday: Yoga AM (20 min), Short Hike @ Olivia’s Overlook, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, Yoga AM (20 min), Walking with Weights (25 min), Yoga PM (20 Min)
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (20 min), 5 miles easy
- Thursday: Yoga (20 min), 2 mile recovery run, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 Min)
- Friday: Yoga AM (20 min), Dogwalk, Cardio + ST (20 min)
- Saturday: Yoga AM (20 min), Dogwalk, Walked with friends <== rest day
- Sunday: Yoga (30 min), .5 mile WU + 10k trail race, ST of some sort — maybe (25 min)
Running Mileage: 14 (+1)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Wednesday intention: easy
Still debating on a trail race for the weekend. Leaning towards it, although not looking forward to the early wake up call since it’s a bit of a drive to get there. Weather is warming back up, but that location is also a higher elevation so tends to be cooler.
Anyway set out on a cloudy but warmer day for 5 easy miles. The first three miles were slow but steady, with an oddly “quick” mile in mile 4. No idea why. I though it must be some Garmin wonkiness but it seems to be in line with the overall time for this run. The forecast rain never appeared. I skipped walking to the power dam (because of the potential for rain), but spent some time post run eating my snack and journaling overlooking the not green water further down the trail.
Thursday intention: recover
It was a beautiful, cool morning for a recovery run. I was kind of dragging though; I suppose that that’s good for recovery. I had planned on some ST today, but I knew I needed to relax more so pushed it off til Friday.
Sunday intention: see where I’m at
I really didn’t see where I was at. This race is far more technical than the trails I’ve been running and it was also almost 20 degrees hotter than the last time I ran it three years ago. It was most definitely a PW by a lot — it turned into more hiking than running, with that fall early on. I’m not injured so it’s all good and I’ll recap it on Tuesday.
Favorites of the week
I’m not sure it was really the brightest idea to go on a daytrip on Monday, but it was a great day for it. The view was very nice from the parking lot — the overlooks on the hike were just okay. I think we tuckered out Bandit, though, and that is not a bad thing, because some days he drives me crazy with all the in and out through the dog door.
Got together with different friends on different days this week, despite a few more hot days this weekend.
Mr. Judy actually approves of my latest creation in the kitchen, and he’s not a salad person.
ICYMI: Another practice to strengthen your whole posterior chain and what runner doesn’t need that? It’s all done at the wall which can make it feel much more accessible. Practice with me here, We’ll also be tapping into our emotions — it all comes in just under 30 minutes.
Coming up on Tuesday: I’ll be recapping my trail race. Friday it’s time to runfess already!