Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Training week May 11th

Body Pump 7am
A good class.
Severe thunderstorms stopped my Monday evening run, instead I watched Desert Runners again, on Netflix. For a few hours it made me want to run an ultra or even do a desert race...then I gave myself a reality check ha, ha. I don't want to train for a marathon right now never mind an ultra and Saturday was desert like enough for me.

Running 4 miles 9.58 min/mile
I don't know if it's the few weeks of low miles but I'm really enjoying running a lot the last two weeks. I've found myself wanting to do more as I get going...rather than fighting myself to stick to plan! Saw another snake, a baby this time. Not surprised to see it as it was a bumper hot day, high of >90F. Slow and steady is the way until I acclimatise to the heat and humidity again.

Body Pump 7am
A very bleary eyed start to the day. I'm not even sure I should be allowed drive before I have a coffee. Enjoyed class. Sat out the shoulder track. I wasn't the only one....could I have a gimpy shouldered buddy in class??
Running 4 miles 9.42 min/mile
I left my run until it was really late, I knew I wouldn't get all the miles I wanted in if I ran on the roads. Despite not having any plans for speed work I went to the track so I wouldn't be run over if it got dark. I ran a few laps of the track and then realized that there was a whole park that I'd never explored. So I ran a loop around all the soccer fields to add on a track free mile mid-run. A few more laps on the track, watching a plane practice sky writing, and I was done. The run started out when the temperatures were in the 80s so the 70s temps when I was finishing felt awesome. I felt really good, not so tired and more motivated...I'm on a roll this week.

Rest and Lawn Mowing
Fell asleep on the sofa and missed my usual Game of Thrones watching session and then couldn't sleep all night. Silly me!!

Running 5.5 miles 9.43 min/mile
Ran from home and included a bit of riverside running to get some water. I managed somehow to add an extra half a mile, winning!! It's really fun to see people out at the river, walking or fishing, at eight in the evening. Gotta love summer. Took this run really easy as again it was >80F at the start. Maybe that's why I'm enjoying the runs more..more time to look around.

Running 5.5 miles
Very hot and humid miles. I ran an extra half a mile out and back just to get a drink. Ordered some Saltstick caps to try deal with my salty sweating looking forward to trying those out. It sounded like I was in the jungle as I think its frog/toad mating season and they are going wild.

I slept in by accident, then my day was consumed by IKEA. Coming home at 5pm it was still well over ninety degrees so I resigned myself to running after dark and had fun transforming my room (well my bed, the room is still a WIP).

 I dressed to run, went outside at 8.30pm and just thought 'oh hell no'....still super hot and humid! I can enjoy the heat on a short run but the thought of slogging through a long run in that in the dark turned me right around. Sorry if you were looking for a good example he, he, but I'm coming into my off season for running one more half in three weeks then possibly nothing til August/September!!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Training Week May 4th

Easing my miles back up closer to where they should be for the week after a few weeks of sporadic training. Unfortunately BodyPump was only available once, when I could go, as it was exam week and the fitness schelude was messed up. However, I got a group pass for $10 until the end of summer. Next week onwards the class are available at 7am Monday, Wednesday and Friday so I might give that a go and see how I feel with 3 days a week. The weather has definitely been heating up more and more so I think the next few weeks will be an even greater adjustment. Since classes will take up 3 mornings a week, and there is only so early I'm willing to get up, I'm in for some serious heat training!

Bodypump 7am and running 3 miles

Tuesday rest and massage
No IT band work this time. I've been busy in work and didn't get to pop home to pick up shorts for the it band stuff but the last few times I've gotten the myofasial release its irritated that area. Considering I don't seem to need the release anymore I was glad I got more time for my shoulders.

Running 6.5 miles
Ran from my house with the aim of making it to Wholefoods and back for a 4 mile run. Well wholefoods is a lot further away than I remembered but I preserved and really enjoyed a nice hilly longish run.

Thursday rest

Yoga 6pm 
A much needed yoga class. My back and shoulders have been annoying me lately the class helped free them up.
Running 2.5 miles
Ran home from yoga. I like using running as a way to get about when I can. I've frequently walked places and thought this is so slow I wish I could run.

Run to the PBR half marathon. A hot challenging but statisfying run in Augusta.
Sunday Rest
Being out in the heat all afternoon Saturday wore me out but I still managed 25 miles this week. I do like the idea of a longer mid week run if it means I get an extra day off once in a while plus it makes sense to run more than 4-5 miles more than once a week.