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Week in Review: I don’t know where Summer is…
June 25-July 1
We miss you. Please come back.
I know the rest of the country is in the midst of a heat wave, but the pacific northwest did not get invited to the dance.
Here’s our forecast:
Monday actually felt like February. It was once again my day off. I’d really wanted to go to yoga (one of my summer 2012 goals) but instead I had to go eat radioactive oatmeal and lay on a table for 2 hours while they (and by they I mean this lab tech in training) took pictures of my stomach.
I was pretty bummed after the appointment (not that they had any new news for me) but this little package arrived in the mail for me and brightened my day (yes I absolutely needed purple shorts and an elephant necklace).
Tuesday was more of the same (weather wise… not shopping wise). I managed to sleep in and as I drove into work my car said it was 52 degrees. I could barely see through my windshield it was raining so hard.
I did manage a run after work in almost dry weather. I ran 3 miles because my foot was a bit on the sore side. I skipped sprint mechanics because I’m on the balls of my feet for them and I was nervous about my foot (hmm… not so good at this goal thing…)
For some reason Wednesday always proves to be the nicest night of the week. We had a mini break from the floodgates and actually ended-up with a warm night (by pacific northwest standards).
The workout was a combo. It was the second of three 5k workouts. We ran a 3 mile tempo run followed by an easy 12 minute jog and then 5 x 300m with 90 sec recovery.
My legs were tire but all in all it went well. I do so very much love a Wednesday night.
My foot felt a little sore during the workout but oddly enough it was okay with all the pounding from the 300m repeats. I opted to play things safe and biked on Thursday for 45 minute and then lifted (yep… check off one of my summer goals).
Friday I figured I should rest as well and I was also surprisingly tired. I thought about running after work but crashed instead.
Saturday morning I met my friend Jules for our long run. I didn’t look at my plan at all during the week so I was a bit surprised by the 15 miles it told me I had to run. Not sure about the distance I started with Jules and figured I’d see how I felt.
Jules ran 10 (she’s coming back after baby number 2). I dropped her off at Top Pot with her kidos and hubs and made my way back to where we had started our run.
I was tired, it was SO humid (okay for Seattle) and I went around in circles in my head about how far to go. I finally decided I’d run the 15 but around 12 I changed my mind, turned around and ended on 13.
I could have forced the last 2 miles and been fine, but I was tired and I was planning on running a 5k on Tuesday night. On top of that it’s so early in this training schedule I knew it wouldn’t mater. Sorry schedule, you lose this time.
Ran and easy 6 on Sunday and called it a week.
I know summer will come soon… clearly she’s fashionably late, but I’ve got some purple shorts to wear so she better hurry up.
Think I forgot to post my weekly mileage last week… 41 and backed off this week to 33.
Hope you are all surviving the heat.
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