Its recovery week! Recovery week! I am so happy for a recovery week! We are also trying out this Cabbage Soup diet so perfect timing!!
Tuesday: Today was 4 miles at 11:00 pace with the goal to keep the heart rate low. I was SHOCKED that I was able to maintain this pace and actually ended with an average of 10:30 pace. It was hot and my heart rate got a little higher than the zone 1 but its summer and that’s just not going to happen on a run longer than 20 minutes. Oh and see those storm clouds rolling in, yeah that made for an especially hot muggy awful weather run. Texas, I still heart you though! 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Wednesday: A short run today 3.25 miles with 6×30 second very fast pick-ups. The pick-ups were 6:15-6:44 pace with 90 second recovery after each. Ended with 10:14 pace. I was sweating buckets but got it done and felt pretty good. I keep thinking to myself its surprising I can do these runs when its so hot but i guess that’s a “trust the process” kinda thing! 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling that night.
Thursday: Rest day! I also had a meeting near my house that morning so I got to sleep in! I know right, sleep in on a work day! It was amazing. I didn’t even foam roll today I just took the day to relax and let the brain rest.
Friday: Negative split run day which I actually cut short because I was having none of it today. First 20 minutes were at 11:30 pace last 20 minutes were at 10:22 pace. The goal was only 30-40 seconds faster but I couldn’t get my legs to stay in that range. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night. Oh and a beautiful sunrise, its ones like these that makes the runs worthwhile.
Saturday: 7 mile hot hot run today. I went through all my water and actually had to refill the one to cool myself off with sprinkler water. Yup I was that girl that stuck my head in a sprinkler and filled the water bottle up as well. One of my finer moments 🙂 Took a gel at mile 4 and ended with an average pace of 11:35 which was faster than the scheduled 11:51. 10 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night, oh and a nap. These hot runs are really zapping my energy!
Sunday: Rest day! I even texted my coach to let her know I life having some Sundays off. I’m realizing how exhausting it is mentally for me to run every day of the weekend. Since my coach is here to help me I wanted to let her know I need more of that to keep me from getting burnt out. Spent the day doing “to-do” list items and of course snuggle time with these guys.
Monday: I was supposed to run this morning but when I work up my balance was all off I felt nauseous and just felt overall wrong. I was 100% ready to walk out the door and go for my run but decided with the way I was feeling that was probably a bad idea. I went back to bed and have no regrets. 10 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
CHIME IN!!! How are your workouts going this summer? So you workout both days on the weekends? Do you practice negative splits?