Happy Sunday! I wrapped up the highest mileage week of my life so far (62 miles) with 3.5 miles this morning. I am TIRED. In just 7 hours, I will be done with work for the summer and headed to a concert with my friend! 🙌
Post-run breakfast: apple pie egg white oats with strawberries and chia/flax PB, along with plain Greek yogurt
Week 12 (8/7-8/13):
Monday: AM: 7 miles, felt good! Drills, strides, core, short nap. PM: 3 miles, felt good but distracted. Total: 10 miles.
Tuesday: 20 min warm-up, drills, 4 mile tempo on W&OD bike path (6:32, 6:29, 6:17, 6:05), 2 min recovery, 4 x [60,60], 20 min c/d. Ice bath. Felt completely out of whack. Not a stellar workout. Mentally unfocused, ugh. Total = 10 miles. Worked 12-5 pm.
Wednesday: 6 miles with my friend on canal. It was almost chilly outside! Core. Worked 5-10 pm.
Thursday: AM: drills, 7 miles, strides on turf (2 strides barefoot). Legs felt exhausted but bearable throughout the run. Push-ups, dips, pull-ups, and squats. Worked 12-5 pm. PM: 3 miles home from work. Tired but decent.
Friday: Workout at park/lake with teammate!! 20 min warm-up, drills, 7-5-7-5 with 2 min recovery on trail loop, 2 mile cool down. Didn’t feel fresh but it was SO FUN and we talked the entire time (including during the workout…we just had a lot to catch up on)! Total: 9 miles. Ice bath. Worked 5-11 pm RIP. Also, OMG EMMA COBURN AND COURTNEY FRERICHS.
Saturday: 13.5ish miles (mostly downhill to Roosevelt Island, back uphill on Custis trail and W&OD). Listened to podcasts and it was actually pretty enjoyable! A tiny bit longer than I meant to go because I did a loop from my house.
Sunday: 3.5 miles
Total: 62 miles
Monday was good, Tuesday through Thursday were not great- I just felt really tired and run-down. Luckily, I had running buddies for a lot of this week’s runs. Friday was AWESOME just being with my teammate, and Saturday’s long run went pretty smoothly! Worked six days in a row this week while trying to hit high mileage, which was kind of unpleasant…I definitely have a tendency to get stuck in an intense, over-the-top rut with summer training, but I had a couple good conversations with teammates that reminded me to relax.
It was nice and cool in the mornings this week, which was a pleasant change that made it a little easier to get out the door.
Long run views!
Yesterday was the longest run I’ve done so far! I went out for 100 minutes, since that’s what we did the last time I ran 13 miles, but my phone’s Health app said I had gone almost 14 miles at the end. I don’t know how accurate it was, but my body sure felt like I’d gone that long!
I didn’t sleep that well this week. Tried to fit in naps wherever possible, which usually happened to be like 10:30 am and made me feel completely discombobulated for the rest of the day…oh well 😉 Nutrition was pretty strong! Since I worked so many shifts, most of my lunches and dinners were “clean-out-the-fridge” meals eaten out of aesthetic Tupperwares at work. We had the week off from lift, so I’m feeling a bit like a noodle.
In non-running news, I finished A Walk West (the second installment of A Walk Across America) and started What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day. So far, I really like it. Finally making a crack at the 5-for-$3 books from the used bookstore!
Tomorrow is our training trip!! I CAN’T WAIT. I went to Harris Teeter and Trader Joe’s this morning to stock up for the trip and managed to get 10 Siggi’s yogurts for $10 thanks to coupons and sales! It was #lit. It was only when I left the store that I realized I’m moving out in nine days. There is a lot of yogurt in my immediate future. Why am I like this…
Generally stick to store-brand, but this was 10 for $10!!
Planning on dropping it down this coming week unless I feel shockingly good. Overall, I’m sore, achey, and wish I could sleep instead of going to work today. But just gotta get through one more shift! #doitforthecarfund
Almost work time! LAST SHIFT LEGGOOO. Listening to Ed Sheeran’s older music while I get ready 🙂