Monday: Rest day. Still pretty sore. Glad that today was a rest day. Did get a little bit of time in the pool with Andrew, which helped get some of the soreness out. I tried to do some water jogging when he was in the deeper side of the pool.
Tuesday: Fun speed work. Again with the 1 minute hard, 1 minute 30 seconds easy, but 10 reps instead of 8 for a total of 5 miles. When we woke up, the humidity was 91% and I didn't feel comfortable taking Stella. We even ended up walking most of our recovery intervals since the humidity was SO bad.
|already back to school shopping. EEEEK!|
Wednesday: Cross training/strength. I sound like a broken record, but after a very busy day in Manhattan, I was mightily behind on my work at Coleman Electric, so I decided once I dropped Andrew off for VBS that I would get caught up. I worked late but before I hit the bed, I tried out the Run Gum core work out that was posted on their blog. It's suppose to take 5 minutes (if you are an elite athlete, I am sure it does) and I wanted to see if it was something I could start adding to my easy days. It took me a heck of a lot longer than 5 minutes of course and was very challenging to me, especially V ups. I have never been able to do those silly exercises, as I just don't bend that way. I tried, even modifying the bridge to V up to a bridge to crunch to bridge. I did feel like I got something out of it, so I will call this day a success with strength, sort of.
|One of my most favorite Totos!|
Thursday: Woke up to storms north of us. While they appeared pretty far away on the map, the lightening was pretty spectacular, and we decided not to chance it. This of course meant a night run, which meant high heat. While it was good practice for the upcoming race on saturday, it sucked horribly bad and we took lots of walk breaks and even took selfies with the totos around town.
|photo courtesy of Trail Nerds FB page|