Ah, I love the summer.
I hope you had a nice holiday weekend. I spent most of my time at the beach, outside, and enjoying my workouts.
As I say often, summer is my running season. My interest in running is up. My mileage is up, my distance per run is going up, and my pace is down. While I focus more on effort than pace these days, I am definitely noticing that my average pace is faster than it was during the winter.
Give me all the sunny summer days!
Last Week’s Workouts
Monday – 45 Min Walk + 13 Min Swift Standing Series (bodyweight)
The new standing series from Melissa Wood Health reminds me of some of my past Pure Barre workouts.
Tuesday – 5 Mile Run
I thought I would run at least three miles but felt so great that I continued for five. Today was one of those everything clicks and running is fantastic days!
Wednesday – 30 Min Powerhouse Pilates (bodyweight)
Once again I’m the only person taking the stairs out of Penn Station. On days I’m in the city, I don’t walk or run in the morning so the stairs are a good way to get those walks in!
Thursday – 3 Mile Run + 8 Min Power Arms (1 lb weights)
Friday – 7 Mile Run
I’m off today!
It was a gorgeous beach day for a run on the boardwalk. I have a natural tendency to run my boardwalk runs in this pattern:
- Mile 1 – warm-up
- Mile 2,3 – increase speed
- Mile 4- easy
- Mile 5, 6 – pick up the pace again
- Mile 7 – easy
When I feel the heat and fatigue, I play with increasing speed between light poles. Usually, I go fast for two light poles and then run easy for one. This pattern helps me forget that I’m tired!
Saturday – 42 Min Yoga/Pilates Flow (1 lb weights + resistance band)
Sunday – 3 Mile Run + 8 Min Booty Sculpt (1 lb weights)
I’m planning to run at the beach tomorrow so today was a quick and easy three miles before heading to an early afternoon Mets game.
Monday – 7 Mile Run
I knew there was a 4K race on the boardwalk today but I didn’t think it was worth the entry fee to be a part of it. However, since I was running on the boardwalk anyway, I was basically part of the race during the first couple of miles of my run. These situations are always so funny to me!