It was a challenging week. Not a ton of miles running, but the effort level was a tad too high. I got my hamstrings in a bit of a mess this week as a result. Overall, it was just a busy week! Miles run = 29, miles biked = 34.
Mon – 8 miles easy biking. Took a rest day due to all activity last week, and was too lazy to get out of bed. LOL!
Tues – no bootcamp in the AM due to rain. Booooo! Missed my workout, and went back to bed after I saw the rain.
PM – Subcoaching, 6 miles! Hills AND speedwork… two things I know irritate my hamstrings. So why not combine them?? Yep, that’s what I signed up for on today’s workout. We did 1 mile repeats with a hill at the end. I subbed for a group which was evenly paced for me, so this workout was a challenge for me as well. Due to the small group size, I got to run with just one person! That was nice and it was a solid workout for both of us – as evidenced by my hair and flushed cheeks after the run. Phew!! Our miles were 8:48, including the hill.
Weds – 40 mins elliptical in the AM. A nice recovery workout for the stressed hammies.
PM – Group ride, 26 miles. Even though the group leader warned us that it was going to be a bit windy coming back in, which it was, I swear we had a faster speed in the wind than with it at our backs! Solid ride with an avg pace of 18.1 mph!! Our fastest yet. It was my husband’s birthday, so we got a good workout in before the cake eating started 🙂 Happy Birthday Alan!!
Thurs – AM, 5 miles running. A sweaty, icky run in the morning. I thought about quitting after 2 miles, but finished it up and felt better about that.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE… 6 more miles!! A last minute request came through for a sub coaching job back at the hill. The pace was going to be 11:00 min mile, so I figured that would be a good slower pace for me. Imagine my surprise when the guy I was running with wanted to “see what he could do” and took off sprinting for the last mile repeat and hill run. Ooof! Just my luck. LOL!
Fri – bootcamp, 2 miles running. I wasn’t going to attend bootcamp on Friday anymore, but since our Tuesday group got rained out, I really needed motivation to do some weights this week. My friends always get me moving! Our park was also decorated for 9/11 and a group of guys were doing a stair climb in remembrance of the 911 attacks. I think they said they were doing 55 trips up. And I think 4 trips up is tiring… phew!!
Sat – 10 miles, long run. Group run! Another sub-coaching gig. We went to a park most of us hadn’t run in a long time. There was a pretty lake there.
Next up, cross country meet! The meet went well for the girl’s team and they took 1st place. It wasn’t a good race for my daughter though, which is always a bit of a bummer, but as you know, everyone has races like that!
We went out to dinner to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. Alan got me some beautiful roses 🙂
Sun – Rest day! My body really needed this. I will probably go biking today, not sure if it’s road cycling or mountain biking!
We did have some visitors this week. It was a very short stay for some foster kittens. They were super, duper shy kittens. A bit older (almost 5 months) and were being passed up by people adopting younger kittens. The plan was to get them a bit more familiar with people and friendly, but just 8 days after we picked them up, they had been adopted! Adoption is interesting these days from the shelter because I’m not sure how much time the person got to see the kittens – maybe just online pictures? No matter, I’m very happy they found a forever home together and I know they will acclimate eventually. Here’s a rare picture of them when they weren’t hiding under my couch (LOL!!). They discovered the chipmunks that run around our patio!
Q: Hill repeats…. love ’em or hate ’em?
I officially hate them after this week and hope to not see them again for a long time. LOL!! (just kidding, but I won’t be going back there any time soon!)
Q: Have you been out to any restaurants lately?
I think it’s been mostly business as usual around here for our restaurants. The biggest change are using online menus (look up on your phone) and the lack of people there!