Sunday, June 26, 2016

Visit from the Poo & Back in the Saddle Again

My sister came and visited from NYC.

Thursday, Jun 9:
We went to the gym one night.  She hasn't run since she finished the Disney Marathon back in January, I think she said.  5.0 in 40:27, 8:06 average at 2 degrees of incline.  The NCAA championships for Track & Field were on, which is a great companion show for treadmill sessions.  My sister might've done 10 minutes.  This was my first week back in the US after 6 weeks away.  The thing I missed most while being away was having access to a treadmill or trails/grass.  I thought I'd come back and kill it in the gym, but I guess I was tired, or something, and didn't end up doing anything until this night.

Mile splits> 8:33, 8:17, 8:09, 8:08, 7:23.

My sister and I played bocce over the weekend.

Monday, Jun 13:
We hit the gym again.  5.0 in 40:43, 8:09 average, 2 degrees of incline = 7:50 effort.  Pushed it the last mile.  Arms felt surprisingly weak.  Splits> 8:33, 8:24, 8:08, 8:06, 7:30.  Pushed it that last mile.

Tuesday, Jun 14:
60 min strength session, actually at 2am the following (Wed) morning.  First strength sessio in a long time.  Needed it, because I was tight in various areas, with muscle imbalances.  I've signed up for a 12-hr Spartan Race Hurricane Heat event in August... I'll need to get stronger for that.  I read online that their warm-up is 300 burpees.  Their warm-up.

My sister (and dad, who was also visiting) left.

Wednesday, Jun 15:
4.6 in 37:26, 8:08 average, 2 degrees of incline = 7:49 effort.  I ended up breathing through my nose the whole time, going between 7.1 and 8.6mph.  Not too hard.  Legs might've felt the strain more than my lungs, since I guess the muscles were the ones running out of O2?  Felt lactic-y.  Not sure if that's chemically correct, though.  I nose breathed partially out of tiredness, feeling like that would take less effort that keeping my mouth open to breathe.  Yes, I was tired.  Getting back in the saddle again for training, though!  I signed up for a Brew Dash Stash 6K trail race that weekend.  Nose breathing was probably good for an upcoming trip to hike 14ers, too.

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