Week of May 18th Training Blog
Monday May 18th – My day off from running. Again, it’s always much needed after hitting it hard all week/weekend and moving more now that I’m home with the kids and not at my office, sitting all day long. I worked all day long while watching kids and helping my daughter with virtual learning and then got out for my 5-mile walk. It felt great and my legs always appreciate moving but having a break from pounding the pavement.
Tuesday May 19th—My coach had some speedwork on the calendar for today. I decided to take to the treadmill and get it done. The workout was to run 2 miles easy then run 8X400’s with 2 mins easy in between each, which I changed to 400m between each because it’s much easier to figure that out on the treadmill. I did the 400’s from 7:14 down to 6:59 for the last 2. Then cooled down to 6 miles. Once I was done, I got outside for my 11-mile bike ride. It felt so great to get both running and biking done before work! I don’t know about you, but I think it’s the best way to start the day!
Wednesday May 20th—Today I ran 6.5 miles easy outside first thing. Still a little colder than normal out there, which is really making me think it’s so not May and still March. I am ready to shed the layers and wear shorts and a tank and still sweat! I did not have enough time to get my biking done before work, so I did my 11 miles afterwork. Which was nice because it had warmed up a bit and I was no longer freezing.
Thursday May 21st—Today is my Friday as I took off for tomorrow to make it a 4-day weekend and have a little less stress and not have to ‘work from home’. I woke up missing everything and felt so many emotions from it all. I miss going to the office, massages, the track, hugging my parents, going out to dinner, etc. all of it!
Today’s workout called for more speedwork, so I decided to run on the treadmill since the track is still closed. I miss the track so much!! My run was 1 mile warm up easy, 2 miles at 7:42, 1 mile easy, 2 miles at 7:30, 1 mile cool down. This felt great and not that hard. It was another day where I ran out of time before work to get my biking done so it was another day of completing that afterwork, which in all honesty is a blessing. Since I spend most of the day with the kids and trying to work, getting out after work is another time that I can have for just ‘me’.
Friday May 22nd—Today was my day off, woo hoo! My hubs golfed early in the day so there was no running first thing for me. I waited until well after lunch to get out once he finally arrived back home. It was nice to spend the morning with the kids and not have to worry much about working. We did do some biking and I got in 5.5 miles in the morning. However, it was another emotional filled day because I learned that summer camp will probably be open this summer at the YMCA. And I feel VERY STRESSED in sending my kids there. I mean, what if they get sick? How safe is it with all these other kids, and all those germs? I mean, I’m sure they can keep it clean, but I just have a bad feeling about the whole thing. I am feeling very pressured with regards to work and getting myself back to the office a few days per week. I can and have been working from home but do find it challenging to do any sort of prospecting and I’m in sales, so I have to start doing some prospecting or I’m going to finish with a very bad year. So, with all that said, I really REALLY needed my run today. On the schedule was 4.5 miles easy. I ended up running 10 miles and it started to rain about 3 miles into my run. I just kept going and going and it was exactly what I needed. Once I got back, I took a nice shower and then decided that I was skipping my bike since it was still pouring and the last time I was out cycling in the rain it was very slippery and probably not the smartest thing.
Saturday May 23rd—Ahh.. there’s nothing like Saturdays now. We have no where to go anymore so I typically sleep in when I can. Plus, it was pouring when I woke up and for many hours after, so I was waiting around for it to stop. I have no problem running in the rain, but I’d rather get out when it’s dry and get rained on. Not go out in the pouring rain. Does that make sense? It does in my head LOL! I had 12 miles on the schedule that wanted me to run the first 6 miles at an easy pace, and then add in surges after that. I was not feeling very fast or having to pick it up at any point, so I decided to skip it. I kept the miles all easy and really enjoyed every single one of them. It was humid out when I started and never let up. Around mile 7-8 I wished for a down pour and a water fountain. I got neither!! I skipped my biking today as I was pretty wiped out once I got back and know that there is no need to push it. I had an easy day on Sunday and knew I could clock in the biking with some rest.
Sunday May 24th—5 easy miles on the schedule today and they were great! It was a bit cooler this morning, so I enjoyed not running in the humidity. Loving my new marathoner shirt! It’s light and airy and I can run in it or wear it out!! I then came back and changed, ate a granola bar and got out on the bike for 20 miles. I felt amazing once I was done and enjoyed a good day with the kids.
My weekly totals were: 46.5 miles running and 59 miles biking.