Sun– 13 miles biking
I was up in Pennsylvania with KBT and we rode around his mom’s house. It was EXTREMELY hilly and I thought my legs were completely shot from running so miles the week before, but it turned out somebody had forgotten to adjust my gears back to normal after he finished fixing them… no wonder i could barely make it up any of the hills.
Mon– 11.16 miles @ 7:45 pace
I wasn’t sure how far I was going to go, but it looks like Monday’s will be my long run day. I wore my Garmin to see how far I had run. I haven’t really used it much since last September so I’m trying to find out the distance of my standard routes (I have about 3…). I had no idea I was running this fast. THe first mile my legs felt like lead but I still ran a 7:50, then when I thought I was consciously trying to slow down, my pace dropped to 7:40, and even 7:31 at one point. I won’t be doing this often because I’m just going to end up injured if I continue running that fast. I have no idea what “normal” is for me anymore though, so it could be that I’ve been running those paces for awhile and had no idea.
Tues– 8 miles (untimed)
I woke up unsure if I would feel up to running. Spoiler: I did. For the first time in weeks I didn’t feel groggy so I decided to head out. It was humid but cooler than Monday. Overall it was a pretty uneventful run. I just got it done and went about my day.
Wed– 6 miles (untimed) November Project + 1 hour office yoga
Ran 3 miles to and from November Project and then did a whole bunch of workouts with them, including 3 full sets of stairs and 4x(20 lunges, 20 burpees, 20 squats, and 20 pushups). Good stuff. I was sweaty and my legs were dead by the end.
There wasn’t a lot for us to work on so I got in a nice hour of strength and stretching. My arms were a little sore from all the pushups so I skipped some of the chatarangas and didn’t hold some of the posts as long as we were supposed to. But yoga’s all about making it work for you, so I used it as more of an hour of stretching rather than a workout.
Fri– 9 miles (7:48 pace)
I thought Jury Duty was scheduled for 9 but I actually had to be there at 8… Which meant running before November Project and stopping by on my way home. I left my apartment around 5:30 and was home around 7 after doing the bouce with my NP friends I was bummed to be missing out but it was otherwise a perfect run.
Sat– ?? biking
Wrote this post before we headed out for our bike ride but likely between 15-20 miles.
Total– 34 miles
I would have liked to get two full rest days in (aka Saturday), but because I’ll be hanging out with BETHANY today, KBT wanted to go biking yesterday. I gladly obliged because I enjoy our bike rides. Today will likely be a day off instead, and if not, I’ll fit them in later this week. My mileage has been creeping up over the past few weeks largely due to the warmer weather. I love running when it’s 80 degrees outside. It’s crazy, but I enjoy it. I’ll start marathon training in July, most likely, so my mileage will probably be in the upper 30s and 40s consistently during that time.