Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Last Week's Workouts

If I'm going to get myself on track for marathon training, I should probably be more committed to my weekly workouts.

I rested Monday and ran 3 miles Tuesday. Wednesday I did another session of squats and full-body using NTC (I need to do a post about NTC sometime...eventually). Although I planned to run Thursday, it stormed just as I was planning my run, so that was ruined. (A con of not having a gym membership right now.)
Tuesday's run...As you can see, I'm starting to feel a little more myself lately.
Friday we drove up to Sarasota...no running.

Saturday morning I ran around my parents' neighborhood and had my first good run in awhile. My pace was steady. Even though it was hot and humid early in the morning, I still felt stronger. I felt confident. I seriously can't seem to have a bad run in their neighborhood.
I look super derpy (this was nearly at the end of my run) but I wanted to show the pretty view!
I wanted to repeat that performance Sunday but stupidly set the alarm for weekdays instead of weekends and slept too late; by the time we got home that evening, it was too late to run. (In summer in Florida, midday runs aren't an option for me.)
I didn't run Sunday, so here's a picture of Matt finishing his 10k SUP race Saturday.
So last week was seriously pathetic. I'm giving myself a D+...Some of the missed workouts weren't really my fault but I could have been better about making them up. It's not that I'm not motivated, but the summer heat and the freedom I have to stay up late and sleep in make it really hard to follow through. 

At least we had a good weekend. Matt had a race and got to do a SUP clinic with his paddling idol. We saw my dad and his for Father's Day, and both my brother and sister were in town so I got to see the whole family.
Sister-selfie.
We got a little more exercise after dinner walking my parents' dog. He was very interested in the deer.

This week I'm going to focus on getting to bed earlier and scheduling workouts ahead of time so I know what I want to accomplish and don't feel as free to back out.


How was your weekend?
What do you do when weather interferes with your workout plan?

ABK

17 comments:

  1. You are right about afternoon runs not being an option in Florida. I'm in Fort Lauderdale right now and if I wait too late to go out, I dont get to go at all. It sucks. Unfortunately, Kansas is the same way, so I better get used to it.

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    1. Ugh, yeah...there's definitely a "suck it up" factor here but it just feels dangerous to run in 98% humidity and 100 degrees. I need to dedicate myself to morning runs.

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  2. When weather interferes, I run anyway BUT I don't live in Florida. I hate running in the heat in PA, I can't imagine Florida. So I'd probably do what you did! Beautiful pictures :)

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    1. Yeah, I often "run anyway" if it's within reason! Our normal summer showers have been strangely temperamental this year - lots of lightning and high winds! Maybe I need to reconsider joining a gym for the treadmill.

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  3. I try to hit the indoor track at my gym if weather interferes but honestly, I will likely skip because it's so hard to get motivated to do 7+ miles on a track! It would have to be REALLY hot for me to not run, but I don't live in Florida, hehe. If I know it's going to be really hot I just make sure I'm super prepared - bringing lots of water, running on a route in the park where I can stop for bathrooms/shade/water as much as I need to.

    We all get off our schedules and miss workouts sometimes. Just keep getting back out there!

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    1. It's funny because the heat itself isn't so bad, but the humidity is a total energy-sapper! I need to be better about finding shady routes and hydrating ahead of time.

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  4. Those are def good views and you and your sister are pretty :)
    I have to adjust here in AZ. There's just no way around the heat so I just acclimate to it.

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    1. I really love AZ but I wasn't a runner when I visited, so I can't remember if the evenings are cooler or if the humidity is bad. I know you'll acclimate...be patient with yourself!

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  5. I run regardless of the weather, just prepare for the run differently. (I might cut a run short if it's really hot or humid, for example. And definitely plan to run slower.) Here that is just as likely to mean heat in the summer as crazy rain - it's been a really wet summer so far. I will say that I've been grateful that I can now run earlier in the day - we've had some steamy ones and getting out earlier does mean I've been able to do more. Footing is more of a problem in the winter (ice) than cold.

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    1. I definitely run slower...and some of my runs have been getting cut short. I need to be better about morning runs!

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  6. I was thinking about you this weekend because in San Diego there were a lot of SUPs and I had to explain to Paul what it was!

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    1. Ooh, yeah it's big in CA!! Did you guys try it?!

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  7. Sometimes our bodies and minds need a bit of a break before we can go 100% towards our goal. School kept you super busy and in a tight schedule...give yourself some slack as you enjoy your vacation a bit!

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    1. You're definitely right, even though school is over I haven't taken the time to reset and adjust! I definitely need to do that.

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  8. Pretty sisters :)
    I can't even imagine Florida, VA is rough enough on running in the summer. Sleep is always good, it's just hard to fit it in lol

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    1. My sleep schedule has been all over the place since school let out! It's hard to get that back on track since I like to stay up late!

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  9. What a beautiful walking path in your last photo! Whenever I'm on my run and think how hot it is.. I automatically think of you / Kristina - ya'll have this all year round :)

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