Weekly workouts (6/8-6/14 and 6/15-6/21): Beat the Heat + 10K training (weeks 4 and 5)

Weeks 4 and 5 of Beat the Heat/10K training derailed a little bit. Between weather issues and prepping for presenting at a conference and then being at said conference, my schedue got a little wacky and I missed two Tuesday track sessions in a row. I still got some decent workouts in, but not as many runs as I would have liked. But the highlight of week 4: paddleboarding! After almost two years off the board, I finally got back on. And it was glorious. 


I only managed three runs both weeks (boo), but I did get in one solid core workout plus the paddleboarding crosstraining/core combo one of those weeks. The week of the conference was...well...there were after parties and more drinking happened than running. Plus very little sleep occurred. This is what happens when tons of your old coworkers/friends converge in one place for a few days.

All of that ended up not being really conducive to running in the heat. I even ended up skipping the Summer Solstice 5K, which I planned to run as (yet another) tempo run-race, but I woke up exhausted and dehydrated (shocking). And since the race had an 8:30 start time when the heat would be in full force, I decided it was best to skip it. 

But I'm back at it now. Fully recovered from conference week and my schedule is back to regularly scheduled programming. 

6/8-6/14 workouts:

  • Monday: 30 minutes Core Fusion DVD 
  • Tuesday: OFF 
  • Wednesday: Easy run - 5.05 (9:10 pace)
  • Thursday: Easy run - 3.04 miles (8:56 pace)
  • Friday: Paddleboarding (1 hour)
  • Saturday: Run the Runway 5K tempo run-race (7:58 pace)
  • Sunday: OFF

Total miles: 11.19 / Total runs: 3 / Total core/strength workouts: 1 / Total crosstraining: 1 

6/15-6/21 workouts:

  • Monday: OFF
  • Tuesday: OFF 
  • Wednesday: OFF
  • Thursday: OFF
  • Friday: Easy run - 4 miles (watchless)
  • Saturday: Easy run - 3.11 miles (9:02 pace)
  • Sunday: Easy run - 5.25 miles (9:10 pace)

Total miles: 12.36 / Total runs: 3 / Total core/strength workouts: 0 / Total crosstraining: 0