The weekend was full of back-breaking yard work in the warm sun and a shortish run on Sunday. Yardwork + sun + running usually kills me and knocks me out. This 40 year-old body just ain't cut out for it anymore.
SundayI was exhausted at the previous days work. Basically opened the pool, cleaned the cover and water bags, plus planted tons of flowers around the back yard. It was a very, very full day. So I was tired and exhausted when I woke up on Sunday. So, instead of doing the planned 7, I just did 4. Why? Because it's still the offseason and I don't have to kill myself. I'll kill myself in June.
- Distance: 3.98 miles
- Time: 35:12.32
- Pace: 8:50/mile
- Weight: 164.8 lbs
- Weather: 68F, Sunny
- Distance: 43.2 miles
- Time: 5:53:31
- Pace: 8:15/mile
MondayAs with Sunday, I was thoroughly exhausted on Monday morning, Sunday was yet again spent doing yardwork around the yard. Basically getting the pool clean and ready for swimming, but planting like a million annual flowers in the yard (again). So when I work early Monday morning, my body wasn't jumping for joy at the aspect of running the 9.66 mile loop.
The goal was to do it in 1:15:20, or 7:48/mile pace. Broke out the new Kinvara 2's I posted earlier and off I went. Started out a little faster than previous runs, but the legs still got tired towards the end. Splits were: 8:29, 7:51, 7:42, 7:26, 7:35, 7:37, 7:46, 7:53, 7:45, 4:57 (7:30). Once I hit the goal pace I didn't push as hard, but legs were still noticeably tired. Used the Garmin pacer for the first time (which tells you how far ahead/behind you are). Interesting, but didn't understand how to stop it properly.
- Distance: 9.66 miles
- Time: 1:15:06.76
- Pace: 7:46/mile
- Weight: 165.8 lbs
- Weather: 59F, Overcast, Humid
TuesdayWoke up tired again. Staying up way, way too late. So decided to sleep in and skip a run. Attempted Week 3, Day 1 again for the push-up challenge and did work than the first attempt. Arms were really tired from weekend. Only managed 14-18-14-14-10 with 60 seconds rest.
WednesdayIt seems a common theme for this past week/post is staying up too late. So once again I didn't get to bed until after 11pm and with a wake-up call at 530am, that isn't enough sleep. Had wanted to run 7 miles, but cut it back to my 6.1 loop. Just kept it easy, but my cadence was paltry and slow. Maybe 170 strides/min if that....
- Distance: 6.13 miles
- Time: 53:09.49
- Pace: 8:40/mile
- Weight: 165.0 lbs
- Weather: 61F, Overcast, Humid