Weekly workouts (6/29-7/5): Beat the Heat and 10K training (week 7)

I got back on track and then went off the rails again the week of July 4th. Clearly, I'm on summer vacation over here (plus we had family in town). But summer vacation is not a bad thing. I went through three sequential training cycles since last September, so it's been nice to just sort of relax. And since I'm only loosely "training" for the IOP Beach Run 10K and it's more about structure and gaining strength than about PRs or time goals for that race, I'm enjoying relaxing.

6/29-7/5 workouts:

  • Monday: OFF
  • Tuesday: OFF
  • Wednesday: Easy run: 3.03 miles (8:37 pace)
  • Thursday: Paddleboarding (30 minute paddle, 30 minute core workout on the board) 
  • Friday: OFF
  • Saturday: Firecracker 4 Miler (tempo) trail race (8:17 pace)
  • Sunday: OFF

Total miles: 7.03 (womp, womp) / Total runs: 2 (eek!) / Total core/strength workouts: 1 / Total crosstraining: 1 

It's not that I don't want to run. It's that I don't want to run long. Anything above 5-7 miles is just a turn off for me right now. It's hot, it's sticky, and there are so many other activities I want to be doing, like paddleboarding or kayaking, and there are only so many hours in a day to fit everything in. 

I also desperately need to figure out how to fit in Bodyflow. My calves have been insanely tight and I think my core is a little weaker than it was before when I was doing Bodyflow once a week. I'm hoping paddleboarding helps with that, but I'd really like to get back into Bodyflow because I really do love it. 

I did manage to get a tempo/speed session in with the Firecracker 4 Miler trail race on Saturday, but other than that, there's not much else to say about this week. So...onward to a better training week next week.