After a disappointing training week, I was happy to have one of my best weeks since May.
Monday, I used NTC to work on my core, glutes, hips, and abs.
|The alignment workout was much harder than I expected.|
Wednesday I went for a run; I had to cut it short because I started to feel sick. I've been making a habit of stopping at the water stations on the golf course and running my wrists under to help cool me down; it's been helping, but Wednesday was not a good day.
|I was aiming for 3.5, but called it a day at 30 minutes.|
Friday I finally made it to four miles. I was so happy to be back up to four; I decided that no matter if I had to walk or take lots of water breaks, I would get the mileage done, and I did.
|I took it really easy, walked when I needed to, and generally just enjoyed myself on this one. After Wednesday's run I really wanted to finish no matter how long it took.|
I was planning to run Sunday morning but Matt and I had a family emergency Saturday and we didn't get back to town until pretty late. (Everything is okay for now.) So instead I ran in the evening. Kristin had done 8 in the morning, but she joined me for the second half of my run anyway. She really helped me push through.
I chose a 2.6-mile shaded loop that I really like, and I ran it twice. I'm sure I would have quit early if Kristin hadn't been there. This was also the first run since April or early May that wasn't just a romp around the golf course; it felt really good to be back on an actual route. And I forgot what a difference shade makes!
|It's funny how I can feel so accomplished after 5 miles...distance is all relative, I guess, depending on how we're feeling.|
I completed the first half at an easy 11-minute pace, but then needed some walk breaks during the second half of the run.
As far as my runs go, I definitely earned an A this week. I played it safe but still boosted my mileage, and I'm feeling really accomplished. Overall, taking cross-training in mind as well, I'd say I get an A-/B+. This week I'm going to dedicate myself to two days of cross training along with my three or four runs.
How was your week?
What tricks do you use to keep cool in the summer during a run?
What's your favorite at-home cross-training activity?