Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Workout Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone!



Welcome back to Workout Wednesday where I recap the workouts/training I have been doing for the last week!

This is what my training was supposed to look like:



This is what my training actually looked like:

Last week I was able to get in 4 runs.


                      

Lets start with the first one (bottom right): I took Mya out for a little run because she just seemed to be a little restless. As you can see, she slows me down quite a bit but I knew that she needed to get out. I was okay with this as running with her tests me mentally as well as physically.

My second run was Wednesday (top right). I went out with the idea of running 2.5-3 miles and I accomplished that! As you can tell from the picture, I am able to run some loops around my neighborhood to get those miles in. The run was a little difficult with the warm weather and I could definitely feel the humidity and its affect on my running.

The third run was supposed to be on Saturday but since we were going to be going camping, I knew that I needed to switch the schedule around. I was able to actually get 4 miles (and a little over to boot)! I got up around 8 and saw that the temp and humidity were pretty low. I was actually ready to go for the run, I started out on a big loop around our house but as I got towards our house, I realized that it wasn't going to be enough so I just kept going. Is it weird to say that I actually enjoyed the run?! I felt good pretty much the entire time and kept my goal of getting each mile under 12 minutes/mile. I actually did way better than that and kept each one under 11 minutes/mile. I felt really good about it and only stopped for about 10 seconds to cross the street. This week's run is stepping up to 5 miles so we shall see how that goes...

The Saturday morning run was done out at my parent's lake place. This was my view:


I took out from my parents place and headed out on the dirt road. I ran this until the main road and then turned around. It may not seem like a lot but I will say that my miles/hour reflect some of the hills that I was faced with. I think my app said that my pace was 9:45 on the way to the road, which was pretty much all downhill. But then slowed way down on the way back since I was running up some steep hills. I would say that I would could this run as a hills workout since I haven't done any type of run like this before. I could also feel it in my shins and calves a lot more than normal. So I am going to say that this was a good run as well! And I got it all done before breakfast so that I could spend the rest of the time with my family. 


Once thing that I have found since I started this training is that I run better in the morning, on an empty stomach. I don't know if this because I feel refreshed or what, but as you can see from my two morning runs (Friday and Saturday) I run faster. It probably also has to deal with coming home from working 10 hours and running is the last thing that I want to do. I have noticed that my mental state also has a huge impact. I have been keeping notes on different things that have gone through my head and I hope to share that at the end of training!

Well that's it for now!

Linking up with AnnMarieJenNicole, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday!

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