Last week was a decent collection of some hot cross-training in the garden (I'm not kidding, 1.5 hour efforts of weeding, pruning, and harvesting in the sun are a total body workout), walking, a bit of jogging, and at least 20% hard effort, with the return to the track being the star of the show.
|Garden basil and tomatoes, E's grilled eggplant & burrata.|
The day after track I went out for a 3 mile recovery run with a new friend from my local running group and was shocked to be reminded just how hard 11:30 pace can feel the day after speedwork. Saturday's run turned into an hour walking on the phone with a good friend, followed by 3 miles walking to and from Brunch. Sunday, I continued with the lazy weekend at home, waking up to plant myself on the couch, missing the local running group long run and finishing my book. I'm not gonna lie: it felt wonderful.
Unfortunately, I totally played myself as it had gotten much too hot by the time I finally set out. My goal of at least 6 miles medium-easy quickly became 4.5 miles total of medium effort miles interspersed with some walking. The weekly mileage total was 26.97 -- not great, but I would like to try to clear 30 for the next 3 weeks, so I'll need to find a way to step it up.
Despite the lack of serious running effort over the weekend, I had no guilt and easily enjoyed our date night out on Sunday night.
|One of the best moriawase meals we've had in ages.|