This week shaped up a lot better than last one. Not only have I been consistent and somewhat excited about workouts, but I have already beaten May’s overall mileage and I still have more days to go.
Not going to say the mojo is back for sure, but everything feels like it’s going in the right direction.
Sunday – I didn’t necessarily NEED a rest day here, seeing as how we had only done a mile on Saturday, but I wanted one. I was still exhausted from our trip, had run three days in a row, and had been having some pretty early mornings. Little man was spending the night at his grandparents and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to catch up on some Zs. Mr PugRunner took advantage of my laziness to get in his run.
Monday – Long run. I desperately needed a change of scenery so I got up extra early to put in seven miles at the bridge.
The view was magnificent.
What was less magnificent were the GI issues that sprang up before my last mile. Fortunately, there was a grocery store with a restroom that I could get to, and after getting some water (I had left my bottle in the car on the other side of the bridge), I was able to get back out there and finish.
Tuesday – Power flow yoga with 3-lb weights. We had a different instructor filling in while the regular one was on vacation. She was tough. My shoulders were shaking from all the planks, and I was dripping by the time we wrapped up.
Wednesday – Sunrise yoga with the same instructor. We went outside this time, overlooking the water, and it was so lovely and peaceful.
We did a lot of poses and postures that were new to me, and I am definitely feeling the burn, even a few days later.
Thursday – Three mile tempo run. I thought I was doing really well, but my times didn’t really reflect it. I have to say that the temperature increasing almost ten degrees in the time I was out there probably had something to do with it. However, I did manage negative splits, so there’s that.
Friday – Rest.
Saturday – Speed work. 8x400m repeats on the schedule. Forgive my lack of enthusiasm, but they must be done.
Not too bad. I felt really great after the long run and I think that helped a lot with my confidence. Also, I noticed the difference having the yoga back in my schedule, and I am so happy to be seeing and feeling the benefit.
While the heat and humidity are incredibly draining, I’m trying not to let it get me down. This is the reality of our summers, and I’m going to deal with it, the same way I did last year. While it’s hard getting up early to avoid the worst of it, I’m so grateful to be able to see the gorgeous sunrises and take advantage of some of the beautiful sights in our area.
How are summer workouts treating you?
What’s your favorite thing about the time of day you choose to fit in your exercise of choice?