I finally managed to get a full week of training in last week. It felt good to hit the pavement more regularly, even though a majority of the runs were hot, sweaty messes. Let’s recap the week in training!
I went out for a 5K around the neighborhood and my pace died as each mile passed. I ran the first mile around 8:01 but ended up running around 9:45 at the end. It was humid and HOT.
Even though it was pretty hot, I made myself run outside during lunch. I was much happier with the pace I maintained for this run (8.5 min miles) and then I felt nice and warmed up for soccer later that evening.
No extra running, just had a 40 min soccer game. We lost due to a crap call by the ref (a PK that was not a PK, we still aren’t sure what he called bc I was standing right next to the guy he called the foul on). Bummer, but a good workout.
Running with Conshy Running Club. I really considered skipping since it started raining on my drive over from work, but I didn’t bail and got a nice, easy 4.2 miles with some friends. There was even a photog out for the Times Herald and I got to be in a photo op for their article about the Schuykill River trail. You can check the story here (I’m in the back in the purple tank!). Overall pace was 9:36/mile.
I took a half day from work because why not. I didn’t have much lab work to do so I prepped some things for Monday and then went home to go out and run. It was pretty warm out and halfway through I popped inside my house for some Gatorade and to splash some water on my beat-red face.
This was my first really longer run in quite a while. I’m not unhappy with the pace. It was pretty toasty out there. After the run, I cooled off then dashed over to my favorite yoga studio for their 5:45pm class. I was pretty spent after that and just relaxed the rest of the evening. Overall pace was 9:29/mile.
The weather on Saturday was craptacular. I went back to the yoga studio for a one hour session in the morning, then did some odds and ends around the house. It poured all. day. long. I was glad I did my first of the two long runs the day before because running in that mess would have been miserable. Instead I enjoyed watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup matches and some light cleaning.
I finally had a Sunday morning free to go to the Sunday bRUNch run with Conshy Running! I was originally aiming for around a 9:30 pace for the out and back, but the morning was cooler and overcast so the first few miles FLEW much faster than I planned. At the 4.1 mile mark I met with a couple ladies who were going to do the back at the pace I wanted to be at.
We had originally planned to have brunch at Local Table, but they weren’t open! The thought of a smoothie kept us going the last three miles so it was a little bit of a bummer the place was closed. We ended up getting brunch at The Lucky Dog which used to be Spamps. I hadn’t been there since it changed over and I was pleasantly surprised. I had a omelet with bacon, avocado, and American cheese and it was amazing. Anything might have tasted good after that run, but I think I may have to drag Dan here again for brunch another weekend! The manager/owner was so excited such a large group came in for brunch that she snapped pics of us, then offered to make us the smoothies we missed out on! It was awesome!
Total Mileage for the Week: 26.1!
This week should be interesting with the holiday weekend coming up. Here’s the tentative plan I have:
Monday – 5 miles easy
Tuesday – yoga & soccer
Wednesday – 4-5 miles (maybe) & soccer
Thursday – 6 miles easy
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 4-5 miles
Sunday – 4-5 miles
Total Goal: ~24 miles