This week’s weather was PERFECT. It was in the 60s and I even turned the AC off. We had the windows open at night and it felt so good. It was nice to have a couple of days like that because the hot weather is back.
I had some really great runs this week. On Tuesday I ran 3.10 and my pace was so much faster. I even stayed in HR zones 1-3 like I am supposed to. Last Friday I did the same distance and finished in 39:02, but on Tuesday my finish time was 36:19. That is about 1 minute faster for each mile and they were all under 12:00!! As you know, I am not at all a “fast” runner so seeing these numbers sure made me happy.
Thursday’s run also went well. I did 2 sets of 3:15/80. The last time I did this workout was July 16 with an average pace of 12:19. On Thursday it was 12:05. What was exciting about it is that I ran without stopping the first two intervals of each set and actually felt really good. It was a big confidence booster and makes me even more excited for the next couple of months.
Saturday’s run was 8.01 miles along the lakefront. During the week I had calculated my total mileage and it would have been 26.99 miles. Now you know why I had to run that extra .01 to get an even 27 miles.
I also did 3 Glutes and Legs Strength workouts. The first one I did was on Tuesday. I was very sore for about 2 days. Let’s just say that it was hard to sit down to use the toilet. I did another one on Friday but wasn’t sore afterwards. Today I did the same workout that I did on Tuesday and so far am feeling OK. Next week I want to add include Arms Toning workouts.
I posted this in Instagram but it makes me laugh so much so I will share it here. It is from this morning during my workout. I’ve mentioned that Mateo is a very dramatic cat.
School update: We got an email from the Superintendent that our first day of school is August 26 (it was supposed to be the 24th) and the students’ first day is the 31st. We will have 3 days of Teacher Institute to give us time to collaborate and plan with our colleagues. Some school districts are allowing teachers to go in the classroom to do their remote learning. I am hoping our District does the same (at least 1 or 2 days per week). Crossing my fingers!
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.