Monday 7/20– 2 mile walk + 60 minutes personal training
Tuesday 7/21 – 2 mile walk + 60 minutes personal training
Wednesday 7/22 – 2 mile walk
Thursday 7/23 – 2 mile walk
Friday 7/24 – 2 mile walk
Saturday 7/25– 12 mile run @12:00 min/mile + Crystal City Twilighter 5K @11:15 min/mile
Sunday 7/26 – 2 mile run @12:56 min/mile + 1,000 meters swimming
Total: 27.1 miles (10 walk | 17.1 run)
Because I missed my swim workout two weeks ago, ya’ll know I made it a priority this week. After a quick recovery run in Hains Point I met my friend Jenn and her boyfriend Brett at East Potomac Pool (thanks Jenn for saving the day …. I left my ID at my apartment…again). It was my first time swimming there and it did not disappoint! It was clean, spacious and the lap lanes were not crowded. Jenn and I shared a lane and I swam 1,000 meters! PS – It is an Olympic size pool, which means one length = 50 meters. I think I prefer long course swimming.
Another week of trade offs and scheduling issues (work work), swimming won out over biking. One week I’ll have that perfect training week. Been so elusive this summer.
After a week of no running I was stoked to get back outside. Unfortunately my schedule got derailed a bit with work stuff so all my running got pushed back to the weekend! I even had plans to run with Brittney, but had to cancel because I had to stay in the office later than anticipated.
Run #1: 12 mile run @12:00 min/mile
My first run of the week was actually my long run. I worked until 12:00AM that day, so I woke up extremely sluggish. I didn’t want to risk passing out in the middle of DC, so I chose to take my long run inside. As some of you know, I have my no music rule for long runs, but for the treadmill I make an exception. I watched 2.5 episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians, quality TV!
Run #2: 3.1 mile run @11:15 min/mile (11:15, 11:07, 11:25)
The second run of the week came 12 hours after I finished my long run. I participated in the Crystal City Twilighter 5K with Kathryn, Courtney, Emily, Prianka, and Mar. It was an early b-day celebration for Kathryn! My legs were tired so I definitely was not going to race the 5K. My goal was to keep it steady and consistent.
Run #3: 2 mile run @12:56 min/mile (13:09, 12:43). If this run occurred earlier in the week it would have been 3-5 miles. Because of my compressed week, I turned #3 into a recovery run before I went swimming. It was muggy running around Hains Point, but there were a number of cool breezes that came my direction. I was soo happy to jump into the pool afterwards.
After a sweat-filled Run #1, I bought a Very Berry Hibiscus iced tea from Starbucks. Soooo refreshing!
I wrapped up some work and went to the Ronald McDonald House for a volunteer event. My friend Seema organized this and it was so fun to cook dinner for the families staying at the house. Here is more information about the Meal Program if you are interested. I’ll write more about this soon!
On the way home I passed by a Franciscan Monastery – so nice.
The next day, Cliff and I went to see the movie Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. It was pretty funny and Lebron James was actually good cast member.
How was your weekend?
Watched any good movies lately?