What a solid week of running I had! Wow. I can’t help but keep saying how I feel so much more like myself out there lately.
Sometimes I don’t think we realize how not like ourselves we feel until we realize we feel like ourselves again. Does that make sense?
I think that the winter months were really hard on me this year in terms of getting up and out to either run in the cold or run on the treadmill. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate the early sunrises for waking me up. Even if I am a morning person, even if I wake up according to my internal clock and never an alarm clock, seeing the sunlight just makes things a whole lot better.
The miles are ticking by these days and my interest in breaking my half marathon PR is something I find myself thinking about while running. A fall half marathon is now on my radar. My current half PR (from May 2016) is 1:45:18. Surely I can find the 18 seconds plus another one or two to break 1:45, don’t you think?
Monday – 8 Miles
The forecast is calling for rain tomorrow morning so I switched my routine around to run 8 miles today. No real plan here, just an 8 mile run to start the week.
Tuesday – 4 Miles/Pure Barre Mile High
I was able to squeeze in 4 easy miles before it really started to rain!
Wednesday – 4 Miles/Pure Barre
I probably should have checked the weather forecast a little more closely before going out for my run. Last night they had said a chance of showers lingering but I decided that meant for somewhere else.
By mile 3 of my run, it started to pour! I called it quits at mile 4 and headed home for Pure Barre. You can tell from my splits that I was running easy until it started to rain and I need to get home quick!
Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:
- Full Body
- Seat & Abs
- Back & Cool down
Thursday – 7 Miles
I woke up ready to run and felt good during the warm up so I gave this a try:
2 mile warm up + 3 miles effort + 2 miles easy
Friday – Pure Barre/4 Miles
Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:
- Arms & Abs
- Back & Cool Down
This week I am appreciating the Tone in 10 workout: Back & Cool down a whole lot. It includes a lot of stretching but also focuses on strengthening the back and core while also giving a bridge section at the end.
I stepped outside for my run, it wasn’t raining. Only a few steps in, it’s starts raining. Ugh! What’s with the early morning rain this week?! I went back into the house for my rain jacket and then ran 4 miles.
Saturday – 13 Miles
Once again, it was raining in the early morning! This time with thunder so I waited until it finished to head outside. All I can really say about this run is that IT WAS HUMID. Yikes. It was the first really humid run of the season but I guess it’s okay since I need to get used to running in heat/humidity at some point.
I had dinner Friday night at George Martin’s Burger Bar. Thankfully nothing I ate (or drank) bothered me during this long run in the warm temps. While I definitely have a tough stomach, the heat and humidity can sometimes make things a little more sensitive. Of interest: What To Eat The Night Before A Long Run.
Sunday – Pure Barre
I usually reserve the Pure Barre Pure Results (focus on thighs) workout for Sunday mornings. 🙂recapping my workout from the week! #running #purebarre #longrun #runner @pure_barre #workouts Click To Tweet
Did you get a lot of rain this week? Did it interfere with any of your workouts?
Would you say that you had a solid week of running?
Best thing you ate so far this weekend?