Keeping track of my training runs and attempts at strength-training sessions over the summer, in preparation for races and cross-country season.
Monday, 7/15/13: 45 minute bike ride in the morning, 15 mins strength training later
Tuesday, 7/16/13: 2.7 mile run on the hamster wheel
Wednesday, 7/17/13: 3 mile run on the hamster wheel
Thursday, 7/18/13: 2.5 mile super-speedy run with XC team…
XC run w/ the incomparably talented team at breakneck speeds…got left in dust & lost. Had to ask Siri for the way back to school.#epicfail
— thegirlintheorange (@tgitorange) July 18, 2013
& 30 minute yoga/strength training fusion DVD in the evening.
Friday, 7/19/13: 4 mile run with XC team, for which I was not ready. Perished and curled up on the couch for the rest of the day.
Saturday, 7/20/13: Lightly active LASER tag fun and some much-needed rest!
Sunday, 7/21/13: Biked to the library and back to return some books–about 14 miles.
Monday, 7/22/2013: Nada, unfortunately. Had a motivation crisis (or a let-me-just-eat-food-and-lounge-about-all-day crisis.)
Tuesday, 7/23/2013: 3.1 miles on hamster wheel! (Ran for half an hour at 5 mph, then walked 13 mins at 3 mph)
Wednesday, 7/24/2013: “Easy” run on the hamster wheel, except it was actually really hard. 2.3 miles.
Oh goodness the XC girls are tryin’ to kill me. You can see my pace was lagging considerably, but I actually made it without fainting (contrary to my predicted outcome)! I feel a little–a lot–bad that I’m holding them up so much with my lack of speed, but I was really digging deep for this…really hot outside, too! Drinking water when it was all over was something like a powerful spiritual experience.
+ 20 minutes of yoga, in the evening, in an effort to open and loosen up my hips (who handed in their resignation halfway through this run).
Saturday, 7/27/2013: Another approx. 14-mile bike ride. Little Bro was with us, so we had to slacken our pace a bit (it also may or may not have had anything to do with the fact that I was still really frickin’ sore), but we saw an emu along the bike path (in a pen, yes). So…good ride.
Sunday, 7/28/2013: Rest day! 🙂
Monday, 7/29/2013: 11 mile bike ride before Daddio left for work.
Tuesday, 7/30/2013: A run was planned but not executed; 1 hr yoga.
Wednesday, 7/31/2013: Had some bad shin/ankle pain??? on the hamster wheel, so forewent it in favor of the elliptical. Half-hour elliptical workout, followed, later in the day, by a Peanut Butter Fingers strength workout.
Nearly a year in the future–Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Ride