Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekly Workouts 9/12-9/18

Monday: My last day of recovery from my cold. I felt pretty good but opted to take just one more day off.

Tuesday: Elizabeth and I celebrated my return to health with a 3-mile run. I pushed the comfort zone a little bit and my legs felt great. Afterward, I did some planks.
Funny story: we turned around at the end of our road, which has a stoplight. The guy waiting to turn there called out, "Looking good, keep it up!" or something to that effect...and it was actually genuine sounding. Elizabeth and I were both like, OMG I think he meant that. It wasn't sleazy or weird at all. So I guess there is a way to shout at runners without being a jerk! Color me shocked.

Wednesday: I was really in the mood to work on my core because my planks were so pathetic after Tuesday's run. We did T25 Ab Intervals.
Thursday: Unintentional rest day. I meant to run in the morning but overslept. I had a training from 5-8pm at the district and wasn't home until after 8:30, so running at night was out.

Friday: We ran the bridge and added a little loop through a neighborhood that's being built at one end. I felt really good for the most part. I think maybe the weather was a little nicer - 83 degrees instead of being in the 90s - and it may have even been a teeny bit less humid than usual!
Still, that run had me thinking about my goals for October's 10k. More on that later.

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 9 miles in 93% humidity. I honestly think I felt pretty good for this run, but toward the end my lungs and heart rate were just a mess. My legs did feel tired toward the end, but despite the fact that it's been a hot minute since we've run long, they didn't feel as tired as I expected them to. Our overall pace was 11:05, which disappointed me a little.
We were absolutely drenched by the end and just happy to be done.

This wasn't a stellar week, but it was a good one back considering I was sick last week and took seven full days off.

ABK

13 comments:

  1. 93% humidity??? Omg. I'm excited to hear your 10k goals! I was lazy today. I decided to just not workout because I didn't feel like it!

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    1. Ah, sometimes I love just not working out. It's funny how skipping a workout has become a guilty pleasure because I've been working out so consistently! It used to be that skipping a workout was no big deal and I hardly even considered it "skipping", just more rest.

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  2. I'm glad that you are getting positive yells from strangers. I had a driver yell at me last week for not running on the sidewalk (there was a reason I wasn't on the sidewalk but it's a longer story).

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    1. Ugh...I'd still say 99% of the shouts we get from strangers are gross or stupid. I guess this was the one exception who proved the rule!

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  3. Glad you're healthy again and back to your workouts! Looks like you had a great week for just being back. I bet that guy in the car was a runner. You're right--it's rare to get nicely called out while running.

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    1. Yeah, Elizabeth and I were both like, he must run. There's no way he'd be so encouraging otherwise!

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  4. I am glad that you are feeling better!

    When is your 10K? I'm sure you will crush your goals!

    Sometimes strangers have great encouragement!

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    1. My 10k is October 15 I think. It's looming!!

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  5. I love your workout posts. They are so motivating!

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    1. Thanks! I figure they're pretty boring/repetitive but they've been a nice motivator for me!

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  6. 93% humidity gives you the freedom to run at any pace you want to! Just imagine what your pace would have been if it was only 50% humidity!

    I'm looking forward to hearing about your goals for the 10K! Less than a month to go!

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    1. Ah, so true. With 93% humidity you just kind of run without beating yourself up too much about pace haha.

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  7. 9 miles in the heat is awesome! I get on myself too sometimes because I get disappointed, but all the humidity is like added weight. You had a great week back after being sick.
    I love when bridges have sidewalks and you can run them! None around me do but my Mom has a big one near her and I love to go over it! It is a cool view :)

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