M: Treadmill hills (it was raining, so I ended up on a group run Weds instead of Monday!). 6.84 mi total / 3 mi warmup, 6 x 90s “hills” at 6-7% grade with 2 min jog between each, 2 mi cooldown
T: 6 mi easy with 4 x 30 sec @ 5K pace. Ave 9:53/mi. 20 min leg/glute strength session (Adrian Williams) + 10 min yoga for runners (Kirra Michele)
W: Group run with 65F temps (love). 7 mi, ave 9:14/mi.
R: 7 mi with 6 x 20s strides uphill. I was struggling on this one – felt dehydrated and too hot. Unlike my usual runs, I started this one at 8 am, so that was part of the problem. 10:10/mi ave.
F: 5 mi easy @ 10:09/mi + 20 min full body strength (Robin Arzon)
S: 17 mi long run!!! 10:13/mi. I took 3 gels + stopped for water twice but needed more hydration in particular. My splits at the end were fine, but I felt kind of terrible
S: Rest day!!
Total = 48 miles / strength x 2
That said I also woke up today with a massive sore throat and swollen uvula (!) so maybe that’s why I felt terrible.
4:45 Up, prep to run, read Life in Five Senses, plan 🙂
5:45 Leave for 17 mi LR
8:45 Return semi-triumphantly (semi because I wasn’t feeling amazing by the end!); eat; shower
9:45 Take all 3 to gymnastics; sit with laptop. I don’t think they will all do it next year so I’m savoring this little block of free time while it lasts. Did email stuff + some some home admin stuff + wrote blog post
11:30 Gymnastics is over – take kids to library
12:15 Home – made lunch for some kids while others fended for themselves. Lie on couch. Duolingo + headspace while dozing off (I was soooo tired but waiting for groceries to arrive!).
1:30 Put away grocery delivery.
2:00 NAP. Take migraine med because a post-run migraine was already brewing.
3:15 Take kids to swim bday party (family friends, so all kids invited) at the neighborhood pool:
6:00 Home! Kid baths
6:15 Babysitter arrives. Shower (#2 for the day) + get dressed
7:00 Josh comes home on time (!) and we head to dinner! This was a very belated bday celebration for one of the doctors in my group, and it was really fun! 5 peds endos (all women) and 5 partners plus a 6tth and her husband joined us late. It went by so fast.
10:20 Drive home / 10:45 Home / 11:00 SLEEP
Screen minutes: 108. Most used: Strava, Safari, Messages, Duolingo, Podcruncher.
Don’t worry, I did not wake up at 4:45 today. No run planned so I slept until 7:30 when C jumped into our bed and then didn’t actually get up until 8. As noted above I woke up with a bad sore throat, and there was some strep going around in one of the kids’ classes so I think I will go to our local Walgreens + get swabbed because the swollen uvula is really weird.
Is this boring? It might be. But I think it might be fun to look back on for posterity. (Don’t worry, I am only doing it for 2 weeks!)