Last week ended with higher miles that I expected and a very successful pacing event to boot! Low, slow miles for sure…
This week, I have 2 interval workouts on the “schedule” – so we shall see how those go! Summer is here and the heat is going to add another element of stress to my runs – I just hope that my body starts acclimating to the heat over the next couple of weeks!! Bring on the summer running slog…
Monday- An easy, early morning run to start the week.
I wasn’t necessarily planning on running this morning – tired legs, sore knees and ankles on Sunday…I even text my running buddy and said I might stay home but to still text me when she heads out and I would see how I felt. Her text came around 5:30 saying, “I’m getting ready, on my way soon” or this like. I was not up yet, but from the weather report, it was WARM…so it would take me 10 seconds to get dressed. I decided to go too 🙂 And I am glad that I did!
Today was an easy run – but I am planning on trying to hit my “scheduled” interval workouts this week to see how my body reacts. I haven’t pushed the pace much since my symptoms a couple weeks ago… I have been feeling good since I started the meds so I am going to see how it goes this week!
Tuesday- While I should have shuffled out the door this morning in the mid-60 degree warmth, I decided to get out for a HOTTER lunch run…whyyyyyy.
I guess I am adding double stress right off the bat this week! Heat AND interval workout… Well, it went well! Yeah, it was HOT…but there was shade. My HR averaged in the mid-150s and was in zone 5 for about half of my workout. Increased stress, check! Now we wait and see if anything goes silly…
Wednesday- A nice morning run to start the day 🙂 I was just lazying around when I got a text from my running buddy and she was just going to stay in this morning… But I knew that there were thunderstorms coming in today and tomorrow. So if I didn’t get out and run this morning, it wasn’t going to happen today…
I quickly got around and headed out the door. My “plan” called for 30 minutes – which I generally translate into 3 miles – and off I went!
Thursday- A few morning miles to start the day. I have started being WAY less concerned with my HR this week seeing as I didn’t have any issues with it raised on Monday’s interval workout. While there are days that I do want to keep it close to 140, that isn’t an every day goal. While there is an interval workout planned today, I just took it easy – we had a couple big downhills to play with speed, and a crazy climb to get out blood pumping a little harder 🙂
We got out between storms, before the big stuff hits us later today, but it didn’t stop my running buddy from jinksing us with a mile to go…
Friday- Today is one of those days that I wish I had many miles and several miles to run…the weather is amazing! I “saved” a snake…not really…I think it was crunched a little by something, but not totally smashed… I tossed it into the grass – so if it doesn’t make it, at least it is in a calm environment and not on the pavement… Oh well. At least I didn’t run scared this time. Great start to the day!!
Saturday- I usually like running to the group meet up – but I drove today! Less miles on the docket and I had some pacer sticks to hand off 🙂
The cool start is something that we are all going to miss…the heat is on!!
Sunday- Starting Mother’s Day off right with a Nature Trail loop out at the Konza Prairie. I planned on going for the Goodwin loop,…but the wind wasn’t fun and I wanted to get home 🙂
Weekly Miles : 40.5 miles
893 / 2,016 miles in 2016
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
I am 3 weeks out from Hospital Hill weekend!! I don’t have any goals this coming week…because my next training cycle should be starting… I am going to keep my base going for the next few weeks with longer weekend training runs. Exciting!!
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Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
As always, there is the great Weekly Wrap link-up with Holly & Tricia! Also check out the #MotivateMe Monday with Lucie & Janice, Ilka & Angela’s Sunday Fitness & Food link up, and Courtney‘s weekly Training Recaps!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, & Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, & Lora!
How did your training week go? What are you training for?
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