This week Yom Kippur fell mid week. Yom Kippur is about atoning for your sins, and asking forgiveness for the same. You are supposed to fast for 24 hours — including no drinking. At all. We do fast, but we both drink. I’m sure God will forgive me for not wanting to be dehydrated. That took away one day this week, and today I’m on my way to my mom at some point — so there goes about a day and a half. I will almost certainly be late with commenting; thanks for understanding!
The week was somewhat busy, although my stress levels (according to my Garmin) seem more normal and it was a week of strong running — even if it did leave me tired.
- Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (15 min)
- Tuesday: Yoga (35 min), 4 mile tempo interval run, Pilates (12 min), Yoga PM (20 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, rest day (Yom Kippur)
- Thursday: Yoga (35 min), walk/hike at Peebles Island State Park, Pilates (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga (20 min), 9 mile LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Saturday: Yoga (25 min), Dogwalk, 2 mile recovery run
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), PB Cardio Toning (20 min), Some hiking @ Schor Conservation Area
Running Mileage: 15 (NC)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday intention: push speed a little
Another pleasing tempo intervals run. Longer and faster than last week, plus kept the walk breaks in check, too. So sad that they paved another section of this trail. I will really not be happy if they pave the whole trail!
Friday intention: test out different trail shoes, go long
I wore the Topos for this run, and that worked fine on a longer run. I was, unfortunately, overdressed for this run. It got warmer than initially shown — mid 60s by the end — and I really felt it. Not too long ago mid 60s probably would have felt good, but this was a humid mid 60s — very suddenly (and then a dive down into the 40s the next morning).
The run started out well. I was consciously trying to keep it slower than last week in the beginning — well, nope, it was faster. Like last week I slowed down a fair amount in the second half — but on the other hand, this run was also faster overall. I will take that. It drained me though.
Sunday intention: endurance + recover
A much cooler day than yesterday — unfortunately with Yom Kippur in the middle of the week and going to my mom today, there wasn’t a whole lot of wiggle room with my runs. I definitely wasn’t feeling this run either, but it was just 2 recovery miles with one walk break in the middle. Fall is beginning to really pop and may hit peak next week.
Favorites of the week
If you don’t follow me on Facebook, we took a walk/hike at a local state park on a really beautiful day mid week and then had lunch outside. A good time was mostly had by all — Bandit has been strangely balky about hiking recently. He seems okay (and this behavior predates the tick). It could just be worsening of his arthritis but in general he seems okay. He’s due for his annual soon.
ICYMI: Today’s Yin Yoga practice will strengthen your low back, open up your side body so you can breath deeper, and may help digestion with some gentle twists — flow with me here, If Dragonfly (the straddle pictured above) is hard for you, I’ll detail variations you can take in this tutorial here. You can also listen to my Letting Go Affirmations here.
Coming up on Friday: Time for some Runfessions!