I feel last week was a successful week despite again only managing 2 of my 3 training runs–but i did get my long run and tempo runs in, which were the most important. i went to Orange Theory 4 days this week so that was probably plenty of treadmill sprints and probably also overdoing it on the cross-training.
Planned/ Actual: 27 / 26 miles
Monday. OTF with coach Nate. Good kickoff to the week. Surprisingly the class was not full and only a “2 group” (24 or less people) rather than 3 group (25-36 people).
Wednesday. Nothing / rest
Thursday. Orange Theory Tornado Thursday! This was a tough workout. The ‘template’ for the class changes everyday but this one was a real sweat fest. It’s hard for me to go over 400 calories in the 55 minute class but today I really pushed it to 450 calories and 10 ‘splat’ points (minutes in the orange zone = 84% max heart rate).
AND then I ran the Cigna corporate 5K in downtown Manchester, NH. The race kicks off at 6:20pm which is better than 5pm but still hot and humid as hell. The course is actually 3 miles of down hill (literally) and then 0.1 of directly uphill to the finish line. I wish i was joking. I had hoped to finish under 27 minutes but really felt the heat after mile 2. My official time was 27:36. I also probably didn’t need to work out at OTF in the morning and do a 1 mile warm up. They opened up the fire hydrant at the finish line and that was refreshing! Happy that I averaged just under 9 minute miles.
Aspirational goal: I’d love to get a race photo where my feet are not BOTH touching the ground—where i actually look like i’m running. This one was the best one and my fire hydrant selfie.
Friday. OTF session #4 this week. Had a chance to do the 8am class with my workout buddy John. We don’t get to work out as much anymore since i am always in the 0530 class and John does not do 0530.
Saturday. Several things tried to derail my long run. Rain, overall feeling of malaise, I overslept and my iPad was not working (I was going to run on the treadmill to get over the rain problem). I borrowed my husband’s iPad and ran 13 miles. I started a new series, Sharp Objects on HBO. I’ve read the book, but I’m finding the series incredibly slow. Perhaps because I know the story. Funny story, my iPad was not working at all, would not connect to the internet to stream anything, get email, check the weather, nothing. I was super annoyed. Fast forward to Tuesday and I was looking at my xFi app (xfinity wifi app) and saw that i had ‘paused’ my iPad to test out the feature. Pausing any device blocks it from using the web. So yeah, I blocked my iPad, forgot about it, then got completely annoyed the thing wasn’t working. classic.
Sunday. Rest. And we made and ate a peach cafloutis! It’s a thing and pretty delicious! See you out there, – Jenn