It was a pretty good running week last week 🙂
On Monday, I was on the treadmill with 6 on the schedule. I was rolling but saw that I was pushing for time (I was meeting my husband for lunch) so I cut it back a mile and stopped at 5.
I was really happy with the run and felt like I pushed myself a little. I wanted to, considering all the cake that was consumed the previous weekend and little man’s birthday party 🙂
Tuesday I was back out in the heat with my run club. I pulled off a nice 4 miler and treated myself to some horchata after. Have you had horchata ? It’s rice milk and bomb diggity.
When I posted the pic on Insta and Facebook many commented having had it with rum. I haven’t tried it that way lol!
On Wednesday, I met with the eye of the tiger at track. We had an AWESOME date run.
Even though it was sweltering, I somehow managed to pull those times off. Our assignment was 6x800s and I nailed each one at my goal time 🙂
Thursday was supposed to be a cross training day but I rested. I did do an ab videoo though.
Friday was a full and complete rest day.
Saturday I planned to do an 8 miler but my son had other plans. He was up all night and while he’s always been a champion sleeper, this recent sick spell has thrown him off 😦 I was awake when my run alarm went off but only because I hadn’t slept. I ended up skipping the run.
Sunday I was on a mission to get my long run in. Even though I hadn’t slept well the past few days, I didn’t want to miss Sunday. A few of my run club buddies were heading to a trail I’ve been wanting to try for quite a while. I knew I wouldn’t get many more opportunities to head out there, so sleep deprived be damned, I was up at 3:30 to meet up at 4:30.
The trail is a loop of a little over 15 miles. It starts off with rolling hills and then finishes with a nice mostly downhill.
I could feel the fatigue and the heat and the humidity, but I didn’t worry too much about my pace. I never do out on the trail. It’s so much more peaceful.
I did a lot of walk running and 3 hours and 4 minutes later I was done!
I was so glad I was able to finally run that trail. Now I know why so many rave about it. It’s not crazy with hills, not very technical, and it’s really just an overall great place for a run.
Total mileage for the week: 27.25
How was your running week?
Did you long run this weekend? or race?