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Monday on the Run #46

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Monday – ARMS
Tuesday – 8K
Wednesday – 8.4K + ARMS
Thursday – REST
Friday – 6K
Saturday – FULL BODY
Sunday – 5.3K + ARMS + spin

Monday was a rest day from running so I hit the gym to do some runs. With my increase in arms the last 2-3 weeks, I’ve noticed a difference in my running. I’ve been struggling with my runs recently but I’ve noticed that my arms are no longer dead tired after runs and are able to carry me through (keeping up my form) when I’m exhausted near the end of my runs.

Tuesday I did an “easy” 8K. Again, I was tired. I haven’t been sleeping as much recently so I’m thinking it’s due to my lack of sleep that my runs recently have been sucky.

Wednesday was a ball of surprise. I was supposed to do 3K warm up, 2 x 5 minutes at 5:25 pace, 3K cool down. This would have been my second interval session since I’ve committed to stop skipping runs and I ended up doing the first 5 minutes in 4:55 and the second, 4:43!!!!! Whoa. Where did that come from? That was after eating 2.5 ice creams too! Ha! Then in the evening before watching a movie, H and I hit the gym for some arms. We accidentally ended up in matching outfits. Oops haha.

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Thursday I was too tired after work to drag my butt out for 8K sooooooo I stayed home. #mybad

Friday I ended up doing extra hours at work so by the time I got home, I was exhausted again so that run was kind of horrible.

Saturday was my birthdayyyyyyyy so I did a quick full body workout at home before going out to eat and shop till I dropped (I actually had to buy a Powerade to rehydrate!). I ate a LOT. Below, I’ve linked to a vlog I’ve filmed starting Wednesday of every I ate for my birthday.

Sunday was 100000 degrees. Okay, it was 36 degrees (96.8 F) and I was dying. DYING. I ended up brunching then I headed to the gym to try to avoid running in the heat. I ended up only being able to finish half of my run.

Whew. This week wasn’t exactly the easiest so I’m praying by the time RunAjax comes around, it’ll be like 15 degrees instead.

So how was your week? Anything you’re training for?

<3 Carmy
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16 thoughts on “Monday on the Run #46

  1. Happy late birthday! I really noticed when my sleep drops the runs are harder, even when it is just a couple days in a row. Nice work on the arms- summer time is a great time for all the arm work- people are looking 🙂

  2. Happy birthday! Those calories absolutely don’t count!

    The matching outfits are adorable! Love it!

    Looks like you had a great week!

  3. My mom and I always inadvertantly match and we run on the main street in my town, I’m like people def think we did this on purpose lol
    Fun vlog! I really want to get back into creating videos for my youtube channel

  4. Happy Birthday! Yay for calories that don’t count! You’d think as runners, we would fall into bed exhausted and sleep like babies. Not in my case! Fatigue is a huge struggle for me. The heat has been pretty cruel so far this summer. Let’s hope for some relief soon! Thanks for linking with us Carmy!

  5. Nice week of training! Here’s hoping it cools off a bit. I grew up in Toronto, but live in Vancouver now. I know those Toronto summers!

    I’ve noticed a big difference in my running because of consistent strength-training – mostly that I’m able to go for longer, since I’m not just relying on my legs to get there! Haha.

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