It feels a little bit weird to share my workout recap today since I didn’t run long yesterday.
But it was raining! The super heavy torrential flooding kind of raining! A misty rain I can handle, flooding downpours I cannot do.
My plan is to run long today but probably not more than 10 miles. Lately, the mental side of running long is missing from my usual routine.
It’s not that I can’t run long, it’s that I really don’t feel like running long.
This is not a hateful loss of interest type of mood that I’m in, it’s a feeling of I have better things to do and running long is whatever distance I feel like for today which translates into not wanting to go more than 10 miles too often anymore.
It’s always possible that I change my mind while I am outside and I’m grateful that I’m so well adapted to running over 10 miles that I know I can if I want to without preparation. I swear that running long is more mental power than physical power most of the time!
My guess is that my running long mood will change back so long as I don’t push it, you know?
The rest of the week was great though, even if at times the humidity was crazy high. With school over for my son (and his summer teen tour about to begin!!) my running schedule is much more relaxed time-wise. I don’t need to rush out the door and that alone feels terrific. 🙂
Monday – 5 Miles/Pure Barre Arms
The air was so incredibly humid that I don’t even know how I made it 5 miles. It was really tough! I came home for a quick Pure Barre Tone in 10 for arms.
Tuesday – 8 Miles
I checked the weather before heading outside to see 70 degrees with 100% humidity. Really?
It was overcast so at least there was no sun shining yet still, I fought for this run like you don’t even know. My breathing was so labored which is not something I ever notice at all! I wonder if the dog walkers around me noticed I was panting like their pets.
I just kept reminding myself that I was in no rush and not really on a schedule so I had time to run my 8 miles.
Wednesday – 5 Miles/Pure Barre
They said the humidity was down but I still felt it! Any time I tried to move faster, I definitely felt my breathing. I guess it will take some more time to adjust to running in the summer weather.
After 5 miles, I came home to combine two Pure Barre 10 minute workouts. One was full body and one was strictly for the seat.
Thursday – 8 Miles
The sun was shining and the humidity was down which I noticed immediately! It felt so nice.
Friday – 30 Min Pure Barre/30 Min Running
My 30/30 days are my favorite!
I chose a 30 minute Pure Barre workout (using a towel as resistance) and then went outside to run. The humidity was HIGH so 30 minutes was more than enough.
My 3 mile plan was: one warm up, one with effort, one easy and then kept going to the 30 minute mark.
Saturday- Gym Day
I knew in advance that it was going to rain really heavy so mentally I knew I was putting off my long run until Sunday. This actually worked out FINE because I wasn’t in the mood to run anyway! In fact, I think I was a little sore from Pure Barre on Friday so I went to the gym instead for some easy minutes on elliptical machine plus jumping jacks and minimal time with upper body free weight exercises.
Sunday – Long Run?
I figure I will recap this run in tomorrow’s post! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!running and pure barre workouts from the week! #running #run #runner #purebarre #gym @pure_barre Click To Tweet
How do you feel about running long lately? Do you go through phases with your long run distances?
How is the weather by you?