I think part of my brain is still recovering from yesterday’s long run…so we’ll keep this recap short. It was an amazing week of solid workouts that left me feeling really proud of my progress and excited to see what’s next.
My long run was per normal done at a feels like of 93 degrees which made for a sweaty morning, but I did it!!! That’s right, I made it all the way through and still felt like I could have kept going. Minus one small detail…MY ACHING KNEES. When I came home and nearly collapsed my very thoughtful husband said hmm think those shoes are old? I looked at my pretty purple KSwiss and thought this man is nutz.
Then I realized I ran the Houston Marathon in them, yes the one in January. Before that I ran a couple half marathons in them last November. Yeah my shoes were toast. Whoops, bad runner!
Seriously one day I’ll get a marathon picture where I don’t look like a race walker.
AM: REST DAY
PM: Biceps, shoulders, 25 min walk
AM: 10.6 miles - included 9x 1/4 intervals with 1/4 recovery (7.1, 7.2 ,7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9), 20 min walk, Strong like Susan Abs Day 25, stretch
- excited that I added 1 rep and increased pace by 1 this week
PM: Marlins game with friends
AM: 9 miles (4 at MP), 20 min walk, 1000m swim, Strong Like Susan Abs day 27, 15 min stretch
PM: 35 min walk with David
Longest swim…well since high school!
AM: 3 miles easy run, 1 min walk between miles, 30 min walk, Strong Like Susan Abs day 28, back and bicep, 60 min bike trainer ride with 6x2min bursts
PM: 17.5 mile community ride - read about Critical Mass!
Lots of biking in one day for this runner…my bum hurt!
AM: 3 mile run, 15 min walk
PM: 600m swim, 15 min stretch, 20 min walk
AM: 17 miles, 15 min walk, 15 min stretch
PM: Headed out to an event called the Great Grove Bed race which was super fun…but I was also pretty wiped out! Luckily my girlfriends are an amazing group of athletes and know the feeling.
GROVE BED RACE
To put it simply…a bunch of crazy people turn beds in to “race cars”. Except that they can’t have a steering mechanism and foot power is the engine! Here’s a super quick video to show you what it’s about and some of the "cars”.