Last week started off slow (rain + work), but ended better than expected. I got most of my runs in for the week (less the speed workout) and even made it to a 25 meter pool for a swim workout (yay). I missed my bike workouts since my schedule got compressed, so I will make sure I get those in this week. I am so impressed by those athletes who are training for a half or full Ironman distance – its tough getting in all your workouts! Today I am linking up with Tara at Running n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.
Monday 6/8– 2 mile walk
Tuesday 6/9 – 2 mile walk
Wednesday 6/10 – 2 mile walk + 5 mile run @11:32 min/mile
Thursday 6/11 – 2 mile walk + 3 mile run @12:34 min/mile
Friday 6/12 – 2 mile walk
Saturday 6/13 – 6 mile run @11:51 min/mile + 60 minutes training + 800 swim
Sunday 6/14 – Rest day
Total: 24 miles (10 walk | 14 run)
Although I only got one swim workout in, it was a quality one. I went to my parent’s neighborhood pool and swam an 800 (32 lengths or 1/2 mile) continuously. While I am glad I was able to use my gym’s endless pool last week, it was nice to know how much I swam. This week I hope to time myself and incorporate some sets.
Zero 🙁 Jen…need to get on the bike this week!
I ran three times last week and it was not easy. On Wednesday I made up my long run from the weekend and ran 5 miles @11:32 min/mile (11:13, 11:28, 11:37, 11:47, 11:35). I changed up my route a bit, and ran along Ohio Drive – the last time I ran here was for the St. Pat’s Double….. ice no more!
Wrapped around the Tidal Basin.
Hello TJ! Are those two people holding hands? I would like to think so.
My second run of the week took place Thursday – it was hot hot hot. I had plans for the evening so it was a shorter one – 3 miles @12:34 min/mile (12:09, 12:53, 12:38). Boy the heat really did a number on me, glad I was able to push the last mile. I also forgot my water bottle…not happening again.
On Saturday I did not want to get out of bed. I thought…it would be so nice to sit at home (in the AC) and watch new episodes of Orange is the New Black…I can move my long run to Sunday. After watching one episode, I made myself get out of bed and put on my running clothes as fast as I could (before I could change my mind). I’m so glad I ran on Saturday vs. Sunday – did not want the run looming for the rest of the weekend. I started an hour later than originally planned. It was hot, but not as hot as Thursday’s run. I ran 6 miles @11:51 min/mile (12:07, 12:07, 12:06, 10:58, 11:52, 11:56) along Embassy Row.
As the name suggests… I passed by tons of embassies and huge homes.
I ran over Rock Creek Park (sometimes I go running there).
The first 3 miles were primarily uphill towards the National Cathedral, but the last 3 miles were downhill/flat (yes).
Hey Nelson Mandela!
One or my favorite modern looking buildings – the Embassy of Finland.
Time for a selfie during the water break.
Do you know which country this is?
I was pretty happy with my splits – mile 4 was nice with the downhill. Next week the long run bumps to 7-10 miles. I am aiming for 8-9 miles.
Besides watching episodes of OITNB and training – I did fit in some get togethers. After my sweaty Thursday run, we met up for a Oiselle Happy Hour to wish Julie good bye.
Following the happy hour I met my two friends from b-school for dinner at Mango Tree for some Thai food (same owner as Zengo, El Centro, Masa 14). The fried tofu was so good! I had a duck dish for my entree, but it was SUPER spicy.
For dessert we shared coconut ice cream – yum!
How was your weekend?
Are you running inside or outside? Both?