After feeling a bit worn out the week before last I was pleased to have a pretty awesome week of Ragnar training last week. The theme for last week was hills.
On Monday, I did my usual 45 minutes of strength training.
On Tuesday, I met some MRTT women for hill repeats.
That first climb was part of our warm-up. Hmmmm ….
Tuesday afternoon I went for a run to burn off some of the stress of the day (including spending three hours at a doctor’s appointment for my son, where the doctor was running two hours late!). I forgot my Garmin but my Milestone Pod tracked it well. It’s the first run listed below–it was warm and my legs were tired!
The run right below it was my morning hill repeats run. I thought it was interesting that the average pace over both runs was the same.
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On Wednesday, I did a strength workout. I didn’t want to run again since I had run twice on Tuesday, but I wanted to do something energetic, so I decided to do a few rounds of the 7 Minute Workout. I took enough time with each exercise to do 15-20 reps each, and it ended up taking about 40 minutes to do three rounds.
On Thursday, I went to my favorite 45 minutes Real Ride class at RevovleDC. I brought my gear to go for a run after work, but my friend said she would run with me if I went after work on Friday instead.
On Friday, I did my usual strength routine in the morning, knowing that I was going to go for a run after work. By mid-day my friend had canceled on me. I tried not to be too 🙁 but her tendency to cancel is one reason I sought out and became active in Moms Run This Town.
We’ve been lucky with our weather this summer, but it was warm and humid on Friday afternoon, so I opted for a shady route along the Capital Crescent trail.
It was a lovely 5 mile run, but I was dripping with sweat by the time I finished!
On Saturday, I faced almost all of the hills on the Custis Trail with one my MRTT friends. There were about 0.2 miles left of the Custis Trail when we turned around, but I really didn’t want to run longer than 9 miles.
This profile doesn’t do justice to all the steep hills!
On Sunday, I started my day with about 30 minutes of yoga. (You know you need yoga when the very first mountain pose takes you by surprise with how good it feels to stand up tall with good alignment!). After church, I took a friend to a 45 minutes “Body Ride” class at RevolveDC. She’d never done an indoor cycling class before, and I knew RevolveDC would be a great place for her first time.
What’s the longest you’ve had to wait at a doctor’s office?
How forgiving are you when a friend cancels your plans?