I won't lie...last week was really hard. I struggled mentally and physically, but I made it through the week with only some sore muscles and maybe a new perspective on double workouts. Here's how the week played out:
Monday 6/17: RUN and STRENGTH. I ran to and from the gym for 2.8 miles in 28 minutes (total - 1.4 miles each way) and while I was at the gym completed workout A3 from NROLFW. I upped the weights this week and didn't die, so I'll call it a win.
Tuesday 6/18: Triple workout day. Oh.My.Werd. RUN 3.2 in 33:56 (10:36 pace) in the morning. SWIM 20 minutes in a LAKE in the afternoon. Then RUN 4.5 miles in 45:35 (10:02 pace) at the Grand Rapids Marathon Beerrun. I was extremely proud of myself for nailing these workouts.
Wednesday 6/19: NOTHING - I took the day off.
Thursday 6/20: BIKE 14.2 miles in 58 minutes (about 14 mph) in the morning then a RUN of 4.2 miles in 42:26 (10:06 pace) at lunch time. Loved the convo and running with a friend but was reminded why I never run at lunch time. Holy HOT. And then I might have eaten 1/2 a bag of tortilla chips on the way home from the store. Don't judge.
Friday 6/21: NROLFW 3B - Mentally, this day was really tough for me to the point of sitting in the parking lot at the gym for the longest time before I'd even go in. I didn't want to work out but I sucked it up and did it anyway.
Saturday 6/22: RUN 9.34 miles in 1:38:24 (10:32 pace). This was my virtual 15k for the We Get LOST in Running Race Series. It was so humid that I was praying for rain to dry me off. All I got was a dude's sprinklers for about 3 steps. This run was hard, I ran out of water, and it overall sucked and hurt but I stuck with it. In all likelihood, my relay and half marathon in August will be worse than today, so I might as well get used to it.
Sunday 6/23: I mowed the lawn. Calling it good.
How was your training this week? Any fun races this past weekend?
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