Thursday, August 9, 2012

First week running in NYC

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 :(

Tuesday: Rest

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

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh! You moved! Yeah, summer in NYC can be naaaaasty.

    I didn't run much in Central Park just because it wasn't that close to Columbia, but it seems like a great place to run and reasonably well-populated with other runners.

    You will love the fall, though. Sept and Oct are great weather months - maybe you can take a little road/train trip to check out the fall foliage. I miss that out here.