Last week was another scorcher…when/will I ever acclimate to the heat? Maybe not… it will always feel uncomfortable to me. Today I am linking up with Tara at Running n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.
Monday 6/15– 2 mile walk + 60 minutes personal training
Tuesday 6/16 – 2 mile walk + 45 minutes cycling
Wednesday 6/17 – 2 mile walk + 3 mile run @12:13 min/mile
Thursday 6/18 – 2 mile walk
Friday 6/19 – 2 mile walk + 2 mile warm up/cooldown + 3 mile run @ 11:37 min/mile
Saturday 6/20 – 60 minutes personal training + 20 minutes cycling
Sunday 6/21 – 8 mile run @ 12:00 min/mile
Total: 26 miles (10 walk | 16 run)
I missed both of my swim workouts last week (I was soo good the previous week). Yesterday would have been perfect to squeeze in an outdoor swim, but I was too lazy to head downtown (plus I am temporarily without a car). I need to find a balance between my swim and bike workouts (cycling got the priority this week).
On Tuesday afternoon friend Rachel and I went to Flywheel for a cycling class/bike workout #1. We originally had running on our schedule, but it ended up being one of the hottest days of the year so we opted for an indoor activity. According to my stats, I biked a little over 17 miles during the 45 minute class. Bike workout #2 was on the shorter side. I hopped onto a bike for 20 minutes following my personal training session (post still to come..I promise I haven’t forgotten). I think I got in 5 easy miles.
I ran three times last week and they were not easy. I was particularly proud of my Wednesday run as Rachel and I ran in the morning before work (a weekday first). We ran 3 miles @12:13 min/mile (12:14, 12:16, 12:06). At 5:30AM it was much cooler out and we had the DC streets (more like sidewalks…but you know what I mean) all to ourselves. It was also nice to hit my 10,000 step goal so early in the morning. We hope to continue this each week.
My second run of the week occurred on Friday after work. I was hoping to complete my 8 mile long run that afternoon (and run my tempo during the weekend), but I could not physically or mentally take it – it was incredibly hot. I ended up running 5 miles: 1 mile warm up + 3 miles @11:37 min/mile (11:11, 12:00, 11:40) + 1 mile cool down. Thank goodness for the trees that lined the reflecting pool – they provided some much needed shade.
On Sunday I completed my third run…on my nemesis…the treadmill! It was 8 miles of fun @12:00 min/mile… a Lifetime movie helped me get through it. Although I’ve been running 3 times a week..I’ve been neglecting the speed workout. That particular run has been… survive.
The past couple of weeks I’ve participated in the Fitbit Workweek Hustle Challenge hosted by Hoho Runs (thanks for inviting me). This past week I won the challenge! It was fun participating and it definitely motivated me to get extra steps in each day.
On Saturday my parents hosted an engagement dinner for my sister and her fiancee. It was also the first time both families met. I had a yummy salad for my appetizer.
A rib-eye for my main course.. it was good! I ate half and took home the rest. Cliff and I split a cheesecake for dessert…mmmm….sorry no pic.
How was your weekend?
Have you participated in a step challenge before?