Another week in workouts is done. This week, I got my first upcoming race postponement email. It was the 30k trail race Memorial Day weekend. I know it’s the first of many cancellations. It’s the right choice for sure. I’m still kind of training for it and the other races that I have lined up in June and July. But in all honesty, I don’t think we’ll be doing any in-person racing for quite some time.
Here’s how my week in workouts went down.
40 minute Treadmill Incline Power Hike, 2.1 miles, 1119 ft elev gain
I was severely missing my Stepmill workouts so I improvised with cranking the incline up on the treadmill and hiked away. I kept the speed at 3.0-3.5 mph with an incline of 8-12%.
6 mile trail run, 10:48 avg/pace, 395 ft elev gain
Evening Flow Yoga for Sleep
Originally, I had planned on a doing a speed workout on the roads. But when I woke up Tuesday morning, that was the last thing I wanted to do. Instead, I leashed up Max and we hit the trail. I expected Max to look like a black lab at the end of our run but surprisingly, he wasn’t too muddy. Although, he did need a hose down when we got home.
I know I made the right call on choosing trails over roads. My heart was happy for the rest of the day. And Max was zonked out for hours afterwards.
5 mile run, 8:36 avg/pace, 266 ft elev gain
As I walked out the door for my run, I told Ron I was headed out for 3 miles with Max. Well…those 3 miles turned to 5. I played around with some speed work (2 mins on/2 mins off) for 3 miles sandwiched between a warm up and cool down. I was having so much fun that I kept adding more miles. Or maybe I was avoiding home and homeschooling. Haha…I’ll never tell.
60 min run, 6.4 miles, 891 ft elev gain
I don’t know who I’ve become but I opted for an afternoon, after work run instead of a first-thing-in-the-morning run. It poured all day. At least running in the afternoon meant daylight hours. I hit the mega hill in town for hill repeats. I was aiming for 6 but cut the last one short because of some creepy guys hanging out at the summit. Clearly, they don’t understand what a stay at home order means. And if you are wondering, Creeper Beepers are still out in full force during a global pandemic. Seriously…don’t we have enough shit to deal with right now? Ugh.
11 mile run, 8:50 avg/pace, 684 ft. elev gain
Full body strength training
If there’s one good thing about staying closer to home, it’s making me revisit roads that I haven’t run on in quite some time. I loosely planned a route along one of my fave hilly areas. It’s a beautiful area that heads out of town through open fields and woods. Unfortunately, I found that one of the prettiest stretches of road will be changing soon now that the field is for sale with subdivision plans. Such a bummer to see an open space going to McMansions.
In other news, Max once again hit another PDR – 11 miles. He was zonked out for a couple of hours and then ready to roll when we went out for a family scavenger hunt walk around town. Max is seriously living his best life ever.
Since we didn’t have any Saturday evening plans, I did a 30 minute full body strength session with the Peleton app. It wasn’t my favorite but it worked.
4 mile recovery run, 11:47 avg/pace
Morning Flow Yoga
I was going to hit the trails with Max for an easy recovery run but since we had no place to be, I lounged around and waited till after we had Sunday waffles to head out. Ron and the kids wanted to come along so we did a run/walk/ride along the community trail that’s partially paved and partially dirt. We made it two miles on the dirt section before having to turn around thanks to the trail being completely flooded. We’ve had so much rain that everything was overly saturated. If it was just me, I would have found a way around through the woods but with the kids on bikes, it wasn’t feasible.
So we turned around. Hopefully, we’ll get a break from the days of rain so things will dry up and we can head out that way again. The kids had fun and I got some trail time. It’s a win-win situation!
How was your week in workouts?
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