|Someone partied too hard!|
|Pretty clouds over Hyvee|
Tuesday: 400 meter repeats x 8. I don't like speed work all that much, but I do like shorter repeats because of walk back recoveries. Coach always gives me the choice of a slow jog or a walk on recovery, and I always choose a walk! I really like nailing my paces and then walking back to the start. Coach gave me a range of 9-9:10, and other than having to get Melly to go first so I could chase her, we had no problems hitting our paces despite the wind.
Wednesday: Cross training and strength. I just couldn't make it out of bed, so I chose to battle the heat and get a ride done post work. I cued up my favorite new podcast My Favorite Murder and headed out for an hour ride. Post ride, I had a quick snack and hit the upstairs for my strength training. Coach is using the book, Quick Strength Training for Runners for my exercises now, which was nice to have the pages bookmarked for the exercises I needed to do. I was able to do all exercises 3 rounds in 25 minutes. Again, so motivated to hit my calorie goal which makes me motivated to work out. Sad right?
Thursday: 5 miles easy with 5 x 30 second strides. I woke up with a wonky tummy and had to make a pit stop mid run, so strides just didn't happen. No matter, got the run it and that is what counts.
Friday: Strength and Cross Training. Again, I didn't get up early to ride, instead riding post work. It was feels like 105, but on the bike with the wind, again it was nice out. I didn't get many miles in said hour due to the wind, but I got an hour done. I was still pretty sore from the work out Wednesday, so I moved strength to the weekend.
Saturday: 12 miles. I didn't get much sleep the night before. I tried to get to bed early, but andrew kept waking me up. Then around 1 am, a huge storm hit and woke all of us up. I got up around 4:30 feeling very, very sleepy. Did I mention it was also 95% humidity and 69 degrees? There was a light wind from the south, and I knew there would be lots of puddles thanks to the storm the night before, so I decided to take stella and make sure Tony had his phone just in case.
Got out the door around 5:50 am, round about the time the sun was rising, and got 12 muggy and hot miles in. Stella stayed cool by jumping in and out of puddles and drinking all of her water that I carry for her.