Folks, I just had the best run I've had in NYC so far.... motivating me to write up the less-than-awesome week I had last week.
First off, its hot. Damn hot. Real hot. Post-run evidence of my very sexy sweaty-sweaty-sweatyness is below.
|Hold onto your boyfriends, ladies.|
Second, I was a little discombobulated last week because of the red-eye on Monday night, jet lag, adjusting to new work ours (my new office has hours running from 9:30-7pm, rather than the 8am-5:30pm that I am used to. It also took me a while to navigate the good running spots, and find a gym where I could cross-train and do strength.
The one redeeming feature of last week was that I hit 30 miles for the first time since I began gradually increasing mileage and quit being stupid. Just barely, but I did it. Another 14 miler kicked my a$$ but this time I was plenty hydrated; I just am not used to the humidity here. Southern California has rendered this damsel absolutely weak.
Workouts: July 29-August 4
Monday: 6 miles with 4 hill sprints (last run in Oceanside :(
Wednesday: 6 miles ladder intervals: 2 miles easy, 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 2 min, 1 min @ 5 K-1500m pace, w 400m jog recoveries, 2 miles easy. I struggled with this workout, reaching the 6:30s only in my last 2min and 1min intervals. Though I did hit the 5s.... for a few seconds.
Thursday: Plyo + strength workout (20 mins)
Friday: 5 miles easy
Saturday: 60 mins elliptical intervals (not hard - I was on a new weird machine at the gym and without my heart rate monitor) + core strength
Sunday: 13 miles very, very slow (between 9-10 min/miles with walk breaks through the second half) + 1 mile walk home. Central Park = awesome! 100% humidity = not so much! More on running through the Park when I dont feel quite so like death throughout.
Total: 30 miles