HUMPDAY! I got in 44.35 miles this past week and gained 1,000' in elevation. This week was all about giving myself grace and not stressing when I didn't hit my goal of 50 miles. I was still able to get in 3 days of strength training (2 sessions on my own & 1 Jumpboard Pilates Reformer class) and 2 sessions of yoga. I'm REALLy loving jasyoga's Comprehensive Hip and Hamstring Reset video. I always feel 100x better after finishing one of those classes.
Monday, 7/30: 6 miles easy 9:41 122' up/ 30 minutes of strength/ 30 minutes of yoga after work. Easy miles on the trails before work and finished up my workout after work with some strength and yoga!
Tuesday, 7/31: 12 miles: 2 miles warm-up @ 9:45/ 6 miles at GMP (8:01-8:12) actual: 8:22/ 2 miles cool-down @ 10:00 265' UP. Started by 5:45am and finished by 7:30! It was SO cold when I started (38*!!!), but it was really nice that I programmed my workout into my garmin, so I didn't have to think about it while running. I was a bit slower of my goal-paced miles, but giving myself some grace and those are my top mileage paces, so I may need to adjust my goal marathon pace in a few weeks if it still hovers around that 8:20ish range.
Wednesday, 8/1: 7 miles easy 9:45 379' up/ 30 minutes of strength/ 30 minutes of yoga after work. Easy morning miles, but it was pretty hazy outside from all of the wildfires so I'm glad I got it in early!
Thursday, 8/2: 7.35 miles: 1.5 miles warm-up @ 9:55/ 5 x 1000m @ 4:17-4:25 (400R) / 1.5 miles cool-down @ 9:45. Decided to do this on the treadmill after work because of the track construction (also I slept in a bit too much!) and it went SO well. I felt so smooth on all of the repeats and definitely think I could've gone a bit faster. It was really nice that I also wrote it all out so I didn't have to think at all about my paces or calculate the distance.
Friday, 8/3: 6 miles easy 9:54 / 60 minutes Jumpboard Reformer class at lunch. We lost power in the middle of the night (AKA also lost a few hours of sleep a bit concerned because we NEVER lose power), so slept in and decided to get my run after work. It was the perfect temperature out (75*) and definitely made the right decision to get some extra zzz's!
Saturday, 8/4: 12 miles long slow (8:12-8:53)- actual: 6 miles 9:17 244' up. Didn't go as planned, but I'm not worried!
Sunday, 8/5: REST DAY
Total Mileage: 44.35 miles
Total Elevation: 1,000'