This past weekend was absolutely beautiful! We were in the low 70s on Saturday and Sunday, so I tried to get out as much as possible, whether it was dining on my rooftop patio, running, or just keeping the windows down in my car while running errands. 🙂 I definitely enjoyed running in shorts and a tank top!!
M – 2 miles, 9:00 min pace
T – 5 miles total, averaged 8:00 pace. I ran 6×400 intervals at an 80% effort after a 1.25 mile warm-up and I finished with a 1 mile cool down. This is the first time I’ve run at the track in ages…maybe the first time since I moved back to WS?? My pace bounced between 6-6:30. It was hard to hit these paces which used to be pretty manageable, so that was a little frustrating, but I think I can get it back with some dedicated effort! (Intervals are one of the 7 ways I increased my running speed & cut more than 25 minutes off my half marathon PR.)
W – 2.25 miles, 8:53 pace + CrossFit
- Deadlifts: 3 @ 75%, 3 @ 85%, 3 @ 95% – my weight was 170, 190, 215
- 3 rounds for time: 20 deadlifts, 15 toes to bar + front squats every 2 minutes
- I did used 85# for this (RX was 95) and subbed knees to elbows for T2B. I finished in 5:47.
Th – 5.25 miles, averaged 7:58 pace (including 3 miles tempo at 7:20 pace)
F – 3 miles (fartleks), averaged 7:20 pace
S – 4.5 miles, 8:25 pace
Su – Hitting golf balls + 30 minutes shooting hoops 🙂 + 1 mile on the treadmill
The basketball was so random – Tommy and I popped into my apartment building’s basketball court before going grocery shopping and ending up playing for 30 minutes. It was a blast – definitely need to play again soon! That was the first time we played!
I almost skipped Sunday in my running streak because I spaced the run until 10 PM at night. But, I texted my accountability partner in the challenge and she told me to go hammer it out. Since I have a treadmill in my apartment building gym, I was able to knock it out and be back upstairs within 10 minutes. I’m glad I did it!
Total miles: 23
How I’m feeling: my right hamstring has been giving me grief for a while and now I’m feeling it into my glute. I can’t get into a smooth stride. I need to stretch more and maybe go get it worked out with a massage.
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