How is it possible that another week has flown by already? They get faster and faster each week, I'm sure of it.
Anyway, this was just another week of chugging along and building my mileage back up through lots of rain.
The goal right now is to just keep my mileage steady, since I've built up to between 20 and 25 miles per week. Once half marathon training starts in August, I'll make some changes. Right now, it's just about staying consistent with miles and speedwork.
- Monday: Barre class
- Tuesday: Off
- Wednesday: Easy run - 3.01 miles @ 8:27
- Easy run - 5.02 miles @ 9:17
- Barre class
- Friday: Easy run - 3.01 miles @ 8:52
- Saturday: Easy run - 3 miles
- Long run - 6 miles
- Bike ride - 3 miles
Last week's totals
Total miles: 20.04 miles
Total runs: 5
Total bike: 1
Total barre/yoga: 2
Total workouts: 8
Early in the week, I had some issues with migraines going on, so that messed up my schedule a little. I didn't run at all on Tuesday because I just didn't feel good enough.
But even though my schedule wasn't perfect, I still got in 5 runs and 2 barre workouts (yay!). Two of those runs were in torrential downpours since we didn't see the sun this week until Friday.
By Wednesday, the headaches were gone and I was feeling good. I did an easy 3 with some nice, negative splits - 9:07, 8:30, 7:48. This didn't feel like speedwork, but I'm thinking at the moment, I probably shouldn't make a regular habit of running sub-8s even if it feels easy at the time. I don't need to be going too fast toon soon and risk injury.
Thursday was supposed to be hill work, but it was raining and the grassy hill I planned to use for my hill sprints was way too slippery and muddy for that to be safe. So I just ran outside in the rain. That run had all of the weather, though - it was chilly and rainy, but so humid and by the end my run, the sun was out. Charleston weather is crazy. I also got in barre class #2 on Thursday evening.
Friday and Saturday were both just easy runs. Not much to say, not much to see.
On Sunday, I cut my long run short from 8 miles to 6 because my left achilles was really tight and bothering me. I did a run/walk for that run as well. There is zero need for me to be pushing myself like a nut at the moment. I'm not training for anything specific and I'm trying to rebuild so I'm ready for fall.
The good news for Sunday is it was hot and humid - 83 degrees, 75% humidity and a dewpoint of 71, just the kind of weather that sets off my asthma, but I felt awesome. I felt even better than I felt a few weeks ago. I think the allergy shots have yet again moved my breathing up to the next level. Which begs the question - how good is it going to get? And oh wow - it was so, so, so, so bad before. I had no idea.
If I knew then what I know now, I would have had allergy shots years ago. On Sunday, my run pace was around an 8:15 and that felt easy with the walk breaks in there. I can't wait to see how I am when fall rolls around!
And that was my week in workouts.
Looking back over my training, this is my highest consistent weekly mileage, speedwork, and overall training since Myrtle Beach Mini training back in 2015. And even then, I was only running 4 days a week. This is the first time ever that I've run 5 days a week regularly - ever, since I started running. I think out of the past 8 weeks or so, I've run 5 times a week 6 of those weeks and one week I ran 6 times. I think it's also probably the most consistent I've been with speedwork, too (even though I missed this week).
Like most weeks, this week went by so fast, I'm not even sure what happened. I got a lot of work done - both for the day job and for a freelance project I'm working on, so there's that. At least my busy-ness resulted in something.
Over the weekend, we start B with swimming lessons. He loves water - being on a boat, getting in the ocean, going to the pool, but he doesn't know how to swim yet, which is bad. I should have started him sooner, but time flies.
So anyway, we started this past weekend. It didn't go so well. He had a scare a few weeks ago at the pool where he went down a slide and fell face first into the water. Ever since then, he's scared when his feet can't touch the bottom (even though his feet touched the bottom when he went down the slide). He's never been scared of that before, but now he is and it's going to take some serious work and probably some private lessons to get him past that. But he loves water so much (other than that!) that I want him to get over this and swimming is a life skill, especially when you live at the beach.
Saturday night a friend and I had a girls night out and had dinner and saw Wonder Woman. Ladies, run - don't walk - to see this movie. It's awesome and we finally have our super hero in a genre that's mostly dominated by men. It's about time. Side note: at dinner, I totally got mistaken for Blake Lively (laughs for days) - the hostesses were freaking out because I was standing outside waiting for my friend and they thought I was Blake (hahaha!). But still, I'll take the compliment.
And that's wrap.
How was your week? Ever been mistaken for a celebrity before? If so, who?
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