Monday 08/03/15: 40 Minutes Run/Walk Intervals with Emily | 37 Minutes Run/Walk Intervals
I didn’t have rehearsal until 8:30, so I had time to drive over to Emily’s neighborhood to meet her. She’s still doing so well; I’m such a proud coach!
Tuesday 08/04/15: Rest | Rest
We had our annual Client Appreciation event for work, which was a cruise aboard the Northern Lights on Lake Champlain. It’s a lot of work to put together every year, so I’m glad that’s done and over with.
Wednesday 08/05/15: 4.5 Miles Progressive | 4.5 Miles Progressive
I managed to drag my butt out of bed at 5:30 am and run before work, and I’m glad I did. The weather was absolutely perfect and this run felt great. My splits were spot on and I didn’t feel like death after. Winning all around!
Thursday 08/06/15: Run Club Speed Workout | Rest
I was just feeling exhausted, so I decided to skip run club and spend my evening chilling in yoga pants, eating popcorn and binge-watching NCIS on Netflix. This was a great choice. I did end up doing 30 squats and some planks just to redeem myself a little bit, though.
Friday 08/07/15: Rest | 3 mile runch
I knew Ben’s folks were coming into town after work, so I snuck in a glorious 3 mile run on my lunch break. We had a cool snap this week, so it was perfect running weather.
Saturday 08/08/15: 6.5 Miles Slow | 6.62 Miles
I met up with the Lake Champlain Running Club for a 5k at 8 am, and ran it faster than I probably should have. After that, I headed over to the Ti-Haul Trail/Shelburne Bay Rec Path for another 3.5 miles on my own, and also ran that faster than I meant to. I’ve realized that hot weather REALLY takes a toll on me; the weather on Saturday was cool and breezy, and this faster pace actually felt easy. I can’t wait for fall running…
Sunday 08/09/15: Rest | Rest
Rehearsal ended up being cancelled, so I had a rare weekend day at home with no plans. I cooked, I cleaned, I watched TV… It was great.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16.51
I’m pleased with how this last week went, and hope for more of the same this week. However, as a reality check, I have 3 evening rehearsals this week, as well as a 12+ hour technical rehearsal scheduled for Sunday, so who knows what will happen. Here’s what I would consider ideal:
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: 45 minute run/walk intervals with Emily
- Wednesday: 4.5 miles progressive
- Thursday: Run club speed workout
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 5k with run club + 4 extra for 7 total
- Sunday: Rest
Do you struggle as much as I do with summer/hot weather running?