So, last week’s training did not go as planned. I worked out for a total of 2 days. The good thing is I got 2 out of 3 runs in last week. I had a feeling I wasn’t going to be able to get all of my workouts in.
I had planned 2 HIIT workouts, a tempo run, a hill run and a long run. I skipped the HIIT workouts and the hill run.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- Off
Thursday- 6 mile tempo
I ran 1 mile warm up and 0.5 mile cool down. Tempo run was 3x1 mile and an extra 0.5 mile. I also ran 2x0.5 mile recovery. The extra 0.5 mile was supposed to be part of the cool down mile, but I’m not good at running cool down miles. I don’t know why, but they seem to take forever. After my run, I did some squats, push ups and crunches.
Friday and Saturday- Off
Sunday- 11 miles long run
I seriously had to talk myself into this run. I waited until 7:30 am before leaving the house, which is too late when you live in the ungodly hot desert. My legs felt heavy and I felt blah. I almost turned around several times into this run. I decided to head towards the mountain to run up some hills. I wanted to get some hill in, since I skipped my hill run. I ran slow and steady up the hills. They were tough. There was also a strong headwind that didn’t help. Running downhill was the best part and I felt I earned it. I finished the 11 miles with strong and tired legs. I also didn’t eat before and during the run. It didn’t bother me, although I’m sure I would have ran better if I had eaten. Overall, I’m happy with this run.
Here are some pictures from Sunday’s run. I was hoping they would show the city and more of the mountains. I might go back this week and take some with my dslr. The views are amazing.
I ran through a shooting park on my long run. For the 30 minutes or so during this part of the run, the only thing I could hear was my music and gun fire. The noise brought back so many memories of my time spent at the firing range while I was in the military.
It definitely made me want to break out my guns and get some practice in. It’s been too long since I have been to a firing range and I could really use the practice.
Do you ever feel guilty for skipping a run or workout? –I did and then I got over it.
Have you ever fired a gun? –Yep, plenty of times both big and small.