As I mentioned last week, I decided to cut back on the running this week following a very uncomfortable session of sitting at the football game, which reminded me how awful my hamstrings were feeling! I cut back on the running, but had BIG plans for biking. Here’s how my week turned out: running = 20 miles, biking = 133 miles !!!
A quick recap of last Sunday afternoon – mountain biking! Sunday is typically the day to hit the trails because my daughter is working, so it’s just me and the guys. After a few falls on the trails on past rides, I had become a little scared to go on a lot of the features. But this week I got brave and practiced in the skills park. Riding on this was a major breakthrough for me. I did it a whole bunch of times too! Granted, five year olds were also going on it, but for me, a 52 year old Mom who knows that I can break my arm or worse from a fall off these things, it was a BIG deal!
Mon – 1.5 miles running, bootcamp. Bootcamp on a Monday?? Yep, we changed the day from Tues. How is bootcamp on Monday? Just as tiring as you might expect. And dark. And cold. I think I was still asleep by the time I left the workout. Haha! But there were pretty stars to look at 🙂
Tues – 1 mile run, 30 mins elliptical. I got all geared up to run, and after a half a mile, I decided it wasn’t feeling as good as it should, so I just went back home. Hopped on my elliptical and watched some TV! Made my good choice for the day.
Weds – 4 miles run. Feeling a bit better today. I took 2 days off, why wouldn’t I be completely better now, right? LOL. The fact that it was 50 degrees (and not sub-50) was enough motivation to get moving.
PM, 20 miles biking – it felt like a summer day so I had to get a ride in. Even got to wear a tank top!
Thurs – 5 miles running. When the temps are 56, I cannot resist a run! It did not disappoint either. It’s starting to look like fall on my trail!
Afterwards, I got to play with our foster kitten Marci 🙂
PM 5 miles, Track night! I subcoached for the 10:30-11:00 (goal race pace) group tonight. We had 3 x mile repeats. It was a good run.
Fri – 101.4 MILES of BIKING. Sorry for yelling, but that’s just how excited I was about this one. Alan and I did a century ride. We postponed it from last week due to less than desirable weather. The weather was pretty good- starting out at 53 degrees and ending around 82. We had 6 hrs 27 mins on the bike. I actually felt way better than I thought I would after biking so far. Besides my sits bones, my shoulders were in the most pain. We celebrated by going out for burgers.
Sat – Rest day! We had to wake up at 5:45am to get to a cross country meet. After yesterday’s ride, it was tough!! My daughter ran well, and the girl’s varsity team took 1st place again. They are doing great this season!
At night we were treated to the marching band performing. They put a show on for the band family because they aren’t allowed to march at the football games this year. Regardless of the lack of time on the field, they did a really good job! On a side note, it felt wonderful to sit on the bleachers again with no hamstring pain, compared to the last time.
Sun – 3 mile run, 12 miles biking. A lot of mountain biking! We went to a new trail today and it was challenging. Heck, sitting on a bike seat was challenging 😆. After riding a bit everything felt fine. Kinda like a recovery run! But with a lot of hills.
Q: What is your favorite meal after a long run/ride?
Burgers and beer always hit the spot for me!
Q: What is your favorite running temp?