Hey everyone, :)
I hope you're having a fabulous week so far! It's been pretty nice in these parts, minus the two-nights-in-a-row thunder storms that have woke us up. Lola is terrified of thunder by the way. :( We rarely have thunder and lightning storms around here and to have two in a row is weirdly unheard of. I asked Matt "Since when did we move onto the set of a scary movie?!" I think it is pretty cool when it happens, but I am focused on making sure Lola isn't totally freaking out as well. She was sort of brave, lol.
I thought I'd do a training Thursday post today to mix things up a little.
Here it goes!
8 hot miles along the trail. I capped off July with 165 miles. I'm pretty happy about that especially since I took a few days off with my calf knot.
Sunday long run
Super hot. Super long. And sort of loopy (various subdivisions, not an out and back).
|17 miles, 8:34 pace, 2hrs 25 minutes|
So apparently the love I have for my Camel Back is not reciprocated:
|Yikes! Chaffing to the max!!!|
I spent the rest of the day wearing my new tank...
|And to be honest, when I screamed from back chafe in the shower, I kind of felt this way. :S|
A neighbour who I barely know yelled out as I walked Lola, "Well that's the most ironic shirt I've ever seen! LOL.
And then I picked some cilantro from my garden to add to our tacos!
I thought of you for 17 miles. <3
Mondays are usually 3mi run/strength training day. Sam and I actually biked an easy 10 miles for breakfast which was great! After that I headed to the gym for an arm/back/core workout. Then when the weather cooled I headed out that evening for my easy breezy 3 miles along the trail. It was a busy day!
|And I think we can all agree that this is the cutest furry butt you've ever seen. :)|
I had a steady 9 miles on the plan for Tuesday so I decided I'd play this song steady as well. ;) I literally just kept it on repeat. It's awesome to run to!
It was a drizzly 9 mile morning. :)
Followed by a little bit of leg heaven, or should I say torture....see pic below this one!
I did a very easy paced run (8:29) for 6 miles along the flat trail in my Heartbreak Hill Running Company tank. I still LOVE this shirt. It reminds me of Boston and that just makes me smile.
On Wednesday afternoon I went to the gym and did my PT exercises plus some arm stuff. I guess now I'm buff...lol.
I have to share my new favourite shake mix with you. It's a green smoothie, if you're into that sort of thing. If not you may skip onto Thursday's workout. :) I definitely reduce the amounts of some of the ingredients and it STILL fills two blender bottles for both Matt and I!
It's very refreshing!
Sometimes I make these almond milk ice cubes to toss in as well. I stuck a raspberry in each one. :D
Today's workout was 6 x 800m repeats with warm up, recovery jogs in between intervals followed by a cool down. I'm really focusing on the cooldown these days since I've slacked in this department in the past.
Speed work makes me nervous. I get a little psyched out for it like I do in a race. Once I'm done though, it feels pretty awesome.
I like the flat paved section of the trail that I use lately for repeats. I drive there and do my warmup and then blast out each session totally confusing all the passers by as I run back and forth. I bet it looks pretty weird.
I carried my hand-held for my workout today. As much as I don't enjoy running with it, it's a life saver!
For the last two miles (cool down) all I thought about was how good this would be:
Clearly I thought I was pretty cool with my wild hair and shades on chugging down my nuun water...lol.
2 mile warmup, 6 x 800m w/recoveries and 2 mile cooldown. 9.5 miles total. 7:55 avg pace with each repeat at 6:55-7:00.
And just like that my week is finito. Tomorrow is my REST day and I'm totally excited because Erin and I have a PLL date! Plus, it's our wedding anniversary so Matt and I are going out to dinner. :D
Of course as always, Lola wanted to check in with you lovely readers. :)
Thanks for stopping by the GGR blog this evening. Have a beautiful day!
How was your week of training?