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.
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.