Happy Monday! Only 3 more days until my birthday!!!
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 2K
Wednesday – 10k
Thursday – Rest
Friday – 6k track
Saturday – 7k
Sunday – 7k
Last week was a mix of great and horrible runs. On Tuesday, I decided to go out for a little jog to test the waters with my toe and luckily, it was good to go so I giddily waited for Wednesday to come. There’s seriously no rest for the wicked because I did not get my usual post race week off, instead I got workouts!
Wednesday I was scheduled to do 2x2k intervals and I managed to nail them at 5:22, 5:16 and then 5:15, 5:03. I was pretty much over the moon! It set a great tone for the week.
I was a little nervous about Friday since I had 4×200, 3×1000, 600, 400 but since I managed to hit the 2x2k, I thought the 3×1000 should be okay…. and boy was I wrong! So backing up a little, I had spent Thursday evening helping out at the Paper Fair so my feet were quite tired and I had a shift Friday morning at work. So by the time Friday evening rolled by, my legs were pooped. I managed to bang out the 4×200 – slower than I usually do by at least 8 seconds, and then half way through my 1000, my legs were done. My calves were seizing up and I knew it was a no go. So I ran home. Bummer!
Saturday was the summer solstice! Which meant I was talked into going on a trail run to celebrate! I managed to do a 7k loop while cursing at the hills and barreling down hills because I was like “f this. I’m going for it” after baby stepping down some steep hills. It was quite a blast! A friend of mine won a draw prize from Salomon!
I had a blast! Until I was practically STRANDED because the subway decided to stop working and it took me almost two hours to subway home at 12 in the morning! Talk about annoying.
Sunday I was curious as to how my legs would handle 3 back to back runs (haven’t done that in a while!) and well… it didn’t go over too well. It was around 30 degrees (86 fahrenheit for my American friends) and it just felt gross. I did almost 4k before I gave up and ducked into the trails because it was shadier and cooler (beside the creek) in there. I ended up doing 7k because calling it quits as I ran out of water and safely making it home is more important than finishing a long run – especially in the heat.
Overall I’m not too disappointed in my week as I did have a strong Wednesday work out plus I got to run with my amazing friends on Saturday. I was only 3k shy of my 35k week I was aiming for and based on the conditions, I’m fine with that!
So that was my week! What did you do last week? How were your runs? Did you race? I saw some bling on my Instagram feed over the weekend!