Hello friends! Can you believe we’re in the last week of July? This summer is flying. I finally went in to work today (normal work, not college summer class work). As I was taking care of this
it occurred to me that I need to do more upper-body work. Desks aren’t really heavy, just awkward, and I didn’t love hoisting them all around. I’m a pansy.
But that’s not really related to last week’s training. Let’s talk about that.
AM: 12 miles easy, which didn’t really feel too easy after last Saturday’s downhill 20-miler.
PM: About an hour of strength training at home because I was too lazy to go to the gym. Which is probably why I have wimpy arms.
AM: 8.2 easy miles
PM: Just a quick core workout, no stretching or foam rolling. Oops.
AM: 800m downhill repeats on the incline trainer. With my outdoor warm-up and cool-down, the workout totaled 11.4 miles.
PM: Core, stretching, etc.
8.4 easy miles. Nothing else that day, because we went to Denver and bought a shed. Our life is so exciting. I also bought this:
I’m a moron and washed my old Camelbak in the washing machine. It was an old model that I’m pretty sure they don’t make anymore; the bladder and tube didn’t come out. I’d washed it many times before (stupid stupid) with no problems, but that last wash melted the antibacterial lining, sealing the tube together. After many attempts to undo the damage, I gave up and bought this Nathan pack.
Totals: 71 miles run, 2.5ish hours strength/stretch
That was my first 70+ week of 2014. It feels good to get my mileage up again! This week is a little lower mileage but has some tougher workouts, so we’ll see how those go.
What are you training for right now? How is your training going?
Teachers — are you back in your classroom yet?