Monday was my rest day and I wanted to make it count. Came home from work and took a wicked nap with Dangle. It was pretty awesome.
|Isn't she cute!|
Tuesday was a five mile run. This just so happened to be an incredibly hot day. Not as humid though, so I went straight after work at 2pm. I also did a 4:1 run/walk just in case the hot got to be too much. It really wasn't that bad and I managed negative splits!
Wednesday I should have done some sort of cross training, but I didn't. Hubs and I had our date night for the week. We had a really fun time together just doing some running around.
Thursday was the third day of a string of horrible days at work. I came home and had every intention on getting out and doing my track workout. Instead, I fell asleep for two hours and ran a mile and a half of hills. Do I regret it, nope!
I knew I would be making up my speed workout on Friday. The track was not an option so I did it down by the river. Only problem with this: families, construction, bikes and geese. It's alright, I still got the workout in!
Three mile warmup
200 X 8 (49-50 sec goal) 200 recovery
55, 53, 51, 52, 49, 49, 48, 48
Three mile cool down
Eight miles total.
This was the longest mid-week workout I have done in awhile. It felt kinda nice!
Saturday we woke up to a thunderstorm so I decided to make some coffee and relax.
I ran another mile and a half of neighborhood hills once everything cleared up. Man did it get humid. I didn't think it was possible for it to be any worse!
Sunday was the workout I was absolutely dreading. It was suppose to be 12 miles with six at HMP. So, I got out to the park and started my first five mile loop. By mile three I was done. I couldn't breathe and was just sweating. I haven't even started my paced miles. Why am I so concerned? I'm not suppose to be hyperfocused this year.
So I stopped at five miles. When I looked at my watch I noticed I was three miles away from 100 for July. My first 100 mile month this year.
What did I do? I ran three miles at home to hit the milestone. Eight miles, mostly run/walk. You know what, I'm fine with it. I usually have one terrible long run every training cycle - well, this is my second. That's okay.
Weekly Total: 24 miles
July Total: 100 miles
I made it. 100 miles in July. That's 30 more than last month. 30 more! It's a little scary to have that much of an increase in a months span, but I feel really good! Plus, this is my third straight July with at least 100 miles!
I have two weeks until my actually peak week of this training. I know I will have to mentally prepare a little better the next time around. Live and learn I guess.
How was your week? What day did you have to tap out?