I’m currently training for the Churchill’s half marathon on November 11th. I ran 28 miles this week, and walked several times because the weather was great. We had a record temperature of 79 this week, and then the temps dropped. The leaves have all turned and everyone is now very busy raking them up. Halloween is right around the corner!
Mon – rest day, since I did a long run on Sunday. I hate when a Sunday run messes up my weekly workouts! We carved pumpkins this week, so here they are!
Tues – 8 miles, middle 5 at race pace… whatever that is! I figured I’d just pick up the pace for the middle miles and it resulted in a very good workout.
I had plans at lunch time so I couldn’t go to the gym but I was able to fit in a 30 min workout at home. In my rush I picked out a Caroline Girven workout which was “full body”. 20 mins into it and we’d only covered legs. Lunges with weights. Squats with weights. I should have picked something different!
After work it was 76 degrees! I went for a 3 mile walk with my friend around the neighborhood. What perfect weather!
Weds – rest day from running! Good thing, because I am now crippled. OMG, my legs are so sore from the “full body” workout. I met up with my Mom and daughter and toured the mansion at our local park which was decked out for Halloween. Very creative ideas!
Thurs – 3 miles easy. I thought it would be good to try a lower heart rate run because my Garmin has been complaining about my fitness lately. Apparently it would be happier with some low effort runs. I was super frustrated trying to keep my HR low and had to walk for half of this run just to lower it. Fail! And… my legs are still sore!
We took advantage of the beautiful weather and went to Cedar Point. This will be our last visit of the year. We got into the park early, so the lines were super short and we enjoyed some big coasters. At night we went into several haunted houses. It was the perfect end to the season!
Fri – 5.5 miles. I met up with a friend for these miles, which was great. Happy my legs were working again!We tend to meet up only a few times a year and definitely need to do it more often because we had a lot to catch up on!
Our high school team made the playoffs, so we went to the game. I’m not sure how the other team made the playoffs because we crushed them 41 to 6. They didn’t score until the very last second of the game (not kidding, the clock was actually turned back 5 seconds for some penalty and then they made the touchdown).
A boring game, but the band was great as always. The visiting band only had 15 members! They had spirit. Kudos to them because I think it would be a little intimidating to play when the other band is huge.
Sat – 11.5 miles, long run. I ran in my race shoes, the Saucony Endorphin Pros. They felt great! My everyday trainers were (Saucony Tempus) starting to give me a few hot spots, so I thought a change was due. This run was pretty good. Goodbye to those warm temps. I probably under dressed in a short sleeve and shorts with the temperature at 46. I kept thinking about how comfortable I was at the Chicago Marathon in the same temps with a tank top and shorts, but I was cold all day after my run. Not sure my HR was any “better”, but it was a longer and faster run. Hmmmm
Extra fitness fun for the day – 2 hours of indoor rock climbing! I met up with a friend who was in town and we climbed for a long time. PHEW!! My arms were toast by the end of the climbing. I slept very good that night. Fun fact, my friend is 20 years younger than me! Originally a running friend, now a climbing friend too 🙂 She gave me some good tips on ways to improve my climbing skills. She climbs at her local gym in Colorado and climbs outdoors too.
Sun – rest day! A gloomy, chilly day in Ohio. Perfect for getting stuff done inside the house!
Q: Did you good weather this week?
I was glad for the chilly Sunday. I have housework to do!!