Hold on tight – this was a super busy week! The temperatures got much warmer and I felt the need to do all the sports. So much stuff here! Early in the week I had hives. Hives? Yep. It was annoying.
- Miles Run: 43.2
- Miles Biked: 30
- Swim time: 1 hr, 15 mins
Monday – 5 “easy” miles. Easy? Hmmm. This run felt tiring, and I was feeling stiff. So much for Sunday’s rest day to make me feel rested! Granted, it was 71 degrees and humid out, which is warm for morning here in Ohio. But hey, I got it done. Starting out my Monday on the right foot 🙂 Note me laying in the grass? I got up and felt itchy after that. That’s when the hives appeared!
Tuesday – 7 miles, with intervals. Not sure how this added up to 7 miles, but it did! Warm up, cool down, and the middle intervals were 10 x 600m with 30 seconds rest. Phew, it felt more like 15 seconds rest! My pacing was off and the intervals all came in fast, which I guess is a good problem to have. When I saw my last interval so close to sub 8:00, I kicked it into gear. It was good workout. Bonus – my cat woke me up at 5:30am so I was all done with my workout before 7am! yikes. My arm was swollen from the hives and I had a few random large lumps on my legs. Ugh.
Wednesday – 6 miles. 4 miles in the morning with my Daybreak Divas group. Always a great reason to get out of bed early! The hives are coming and going, all at once. My kittens got a nice treat – salty arms to lick! 🙂
Swimming – 10 mins of laps. I’m just starting out with my swimming training. Baby steps!
2 miles evening run. Met up with some friends at the Toledo Roadrunners club. We ran a little (just a little because it was 92 degrees out!) and then we enjoyed some beers. Fun stuff!
Thursday – Tempo Thursday! 8 miles, with miles 3-7 as mile long fartleks. I do dread fartleks because I never know if I’m hitting the right paces, but this run did turn out pretty good. I was quite happy with it all. Here’s a poor quality shot of my hives.
Then I went to the gym. Day 1 this week. Did the full circuit of arms and legs. As for my legs, the hives are lumpy, but also starting to go away.
Then I played tennis with my son for 30 mins. We are improving! Although the players next to us looked like pros, but we didn’t have to retrieve any balls in their court so it was all good.
I also swam twice today, 15 mins each. I really want to focus on more lap swimming this summer since I have the resources available to me. No excuses!
Friday – Rest day. We went to Cedar Point for some rides, but ended up spending the day at the water park because it was crazy hot. The water park was perfect.
Saturday – 16 miles, long run. It was sooooooo warm today. It was 75 when I started at 6:30am! I went just by heart rate again and tried to keep it around 160. This concept has been a game changer for me because instead of feeling disappointed about running slower, I actually feel like I’m accomplishing something and improving my running even more by building endurance.
My husband got this picture of me around mile 15. I’m so happy to almost be home!!!
I hopped in my pool immediately after my run. Hooray for my pool to save the day!!
Trip to the gym – day 2 this week. I was determined to get my two days in this week!
Later in the day I also swam laps for 30 mins. This is a huge feat for me – my longest swim yet! For my triathlon I’ll be swimming 1.5K. Maybe 40-45 mins? Good news – my hives are almost all gone.
Sunday – Rest day? It was a rest day on my training plan, but all during my long run on Saturday I saw happy cyclists, so I went for morning ride. Was going to go for an hour, but ended up going for 2 hrs because it was freaking beautiful outside!! 30 miles of cycling done 🙂
I was even brave and went off my normal route of the multipurpose trail and went on the roads. I’ve just been afraid of riding my bike with cars around, so I stick to the trail. The roads were perfect because there is barely any traffic at 7am on a Sunday. Win!
Knowing that I need to get training done for my upcoming triathlon, I also did a brick workout and ran 1 mile off the bike. It’s always such a weird feeling.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. This was a long one! Need some more inspiration? I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Check out all of the fun blogs there!
Q: Do you ever get hives??
I can only guess that laying in the grass sparked something and caused the hives. My daughter has been suffering from random hives for about the last 9 months, so I’m just following her treatment plan of antihistamines and riding it out! Today they are all gone. Woohoo!
Q: Do you swim laps? In a gym pool or at home?