Monday – REST
Tuesday – 5K + ARMS + CORE
Wednesday – REST
Thursday – REST
Friday – 9K + ARMS
Saturday – REST
Sunday – 6-9K
I’m starting up my running again and I’ve been feeling pretty good. On Tuesday, I worked a split shifts my long mid break, I hit up GoodLife Fitness and had a full workout. I wanted to see if there was speed left in my legs so I did a fast mile test and it was pretty good. I definitely lost a lot of my endurance on my break but I’m happy I didn’t lose too much speed. I ended up finishing the “easy” 5K in 33 minutes. Not bad! Then I went off to do arms and core.
Despite starting off my week well, I had been picking up extra shifts at work, I had to take the next couple days off running. Kinda sucked but it is what it is. To make up for it, I ended up doing 9K on the treadmill on Friday with quick arms.
Sunday was a weird run for me. I had aimed to do 10K but had to stop and walk because my left hip flexor was off. I know I had run 6K but the rest was a run-walk. For some reason, extending my leg felt off compared to when my leg was lifted. I ended up rolling my hip flexors when I got home and omg did that hurt! Oh and fun note: I saw this black van filled with 6 adorable puppies on my Sunday run but totally realized what a bad idea it would be to approach the van haha.
Anyways, this run wasn’t easy for me – it was 33 degrees out (91.1 for Americans!) and I was so hot and tired. I really wanted to stay home but if I did, I would have missed out on seeing some amazingly dedicated folks. First kilometre, I was like “maybe I should turn back and sit in the freezer” but I saw a man running in shorts over tights and a black long sleeved zip up hoodie (I assume for religious reasons) and I was like if he can run in that, then I can do my run while literally in way less clothes in this heat. Then near the end when I wanted to walk up the hill to go home, I saw an elderly man well past 70 running slowly. Yes, he was running slowly but he was still running. I was determined to make it home at that point because if he is getting out there and doing his run, I have no excuse (other than my weird hip flexor) to not do mine. So major props to those two for inspiring me throughout my run.
So how was your week? Anything you’re training for? What inspired you last week?
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