Hello again and happy Sunday!
Training the week of May 31st to June 6th looked like this:
- Sunday: 7k Run Wild for Wildlife and suspension yoga
- Monday: strength with weights
- Tuesday: 10k with 7 x 1 minute fartleks at a 5:00-ish pace
- Wednesday: body-weight strength and hot yin yoga
- Thursday: 6k followed by 3 x 8 second hill sprints
- Friday: ITB rehab and core routine
- Saturday: 23k run
My Sunday run last week was a lot of fun, and I really enjoy when smaller races are so laid back and relaxed like this one. On Monday I did my 30 minute total body workout with weights. Always a sweaty good time.
Tuesday morning was pouring rain and I was pretty much soaked through after about 1k. Despite this, it was warm enough to be relatively comfortable and the biggest annoyance was when the water would collect on the brim of my hat and then drip down in big drops into my face.
Wednesday was my bodyweight total body workout. Still working on those pull-ups… And Thursday was a shorter run followed by a few hill sprints. I’m lucky there are a few good hills close to my house, so it’s pretty easy for me to add this kind of finisher onto my home-based runs.
I decided to mix it up a bit for my long run this weekend, since I seem to run the same few routes over and over. I have a love-hate relationship with new routes. Love because runs on unknown routes always seem to go by faster, and hate because I worry about getting lost, ending up way off track and having to walk 10k back to my car after my run is over. I doubt it would ever be that bad, but it only takes one time!
I also chose the route I did because I had to stop by to pick up race packages for me and C for the Loops for the Troops 10k we’re running today. Since I had to go to the NE side of the City anyway, I decided to run in the area.
As I get into longer and longer distances I have started packing fuel/snacks in my water bottle. I carry cashews, unsweetened cranberries, and sport beans in the pocket on my water bottle. On this run I ate everything.
I don’t know if it was the heat, the hills, or what, but this was a tough run for me. I ended up drinking four bottles of water; thankfully there were lots of refill options on this route. I’m hoping this was just a blip but we’ll see how things go on my next long run.
We are also apparently revisiting poplar pollination season, as several spots along my run looked like this:
At this point in my run I ended up inhaling a breath full of the fluffy stuff and had to stop running for about 10 minutes while I tried to cough is back out. I’ll take inhaling a bug* over poplar fluff any day.
* I also inhaled a bug on this run. Sigh.
That’s it for this week’s training in review. Have a great Sunday!
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