|This week's sky shot from Saturday morning.|
Happy Sunday! I'm linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for another weekly review. I'm training for an October half marathon using the Hanson's Half Marathon plan (you can read more about it here).
Week of June 13-19
Monday: off + walk to work
Tuesday: off + walk to work
Wednesday: speed work - warm up, 5x1000m, cool down + walk to work
Thursday: rest + walk to work
Friday: rest + walk to work
Saturday: 3 miles
Total Miles: 8 mi
2016 Total: 476.9 mi
|Speed work (photo by Fleet Feet Columbus)|
|Trapped in my car|
I swapped the first Thursday workout for Wednesday group speed work. It was very hot and humid with a threat of thunderstorms. I tried to hydrate all day, but when we got going I knew I'd be sluggish. We ran ~1 mile warm up, 5 x 1000m laps (around a fantastic neighborhood) at tempo (8:44-8:50ish), and ~1 mile cool down. It was tough for me to keep speed, but I finished. Not a confidence booster and I'm hoping I can adjust to the heat and get my speed back, but it was good to get out there and get it done!
Saturday was my normal group run and a second modification: 3 miles instead of 4. The half marathoners ran 3 and I was tempted to join the fulls for 7 but my left ankle started to hurt. I have new shoes and bragged all week about not needing my normal Superfeet insoles, so Saturday's run was a possible wake up call. I wrapped my ankle and it's already feeling much better. I also had a visitor all day, made a tasty soup, and put together a huge pile for Goodwill while we chatted. Very productive day!
|Saturday's yummy chicken, potato, corn, and bean soup.|
Sunday should have been 4, but Alex and I have a fun run tomorrow night (Monday) to celebrate the longest day of the year. We'll be running 4 miles around downtown Columbus, followed by beer and modeling free t-shirts! The run was $20 and put on by the parent company of the Brokeman's Half Marathon (of which I am an ambassador). This run was set up to test their new timing equipment and to gather a large group of people to model apparel for their website. It should be a good time!
Kind of a bumbling start to a well-structured plan, but I'm flexible when it comes to moving workouts. I'm slowly getting used to the heat and humidity and social runs are a welcome distraction. I won't lie: I kind of miss snowy winter runs!
Have you ever been caught in a downpour while running?
Do you feel guilty moving workouts?