Run: 6 Miles
Well, week one is now in the books.
Mon: 60 Min Strength - Completed
Tue: 3 Mile Run/60 Min Strength - Completed
Wed: 3 Mile Run/60 Min Strength - Completed
Thur: 3 Mile Tempo - Completed
Fri: 60 Min Strength - Completed
Sat: Cross Training - Completed
Sun: 6 mile long run - Completed
Total Miles: 15
Total Strength: 4 sessions
Weight Loss: 1 pound
This week brings the following:
Tue: 3 mile easy run + Strength
Wed: 3 Mile easy run + Strength
Thur: 3 Mile easy run + Strength
Sat: Cross Training
Sun: 7 mile long run
Total Mileage: 16
It was a very busy weekend. Friday I had a good strength training session at lunch and then I met Ashli and Gracie for a good dinner. Saturday morning brought several tasks. The first being to pressure wash the deck and take down the railings. Are deck is not that high off the ground and we wanted to give it a different look which took quite some time. The second was to get the grass cut and the third was to edge and pull weeds. I was done all that by 8pm last night. I did have several breaks for eating and just making sure I was hydrated. I count that as my cross training!
Today was my first scheduled long run of 6 miles. I didn't get a chance to get out until about 9pm tonight partly because of the thunderstorms that pushed through the area most of the day and while I don't mind running in rain I will not run in lightning...I know smart move!:) So, even though it was about 76 degrees the humidity was again brutal and I was soaked by mile 2. Let me back up though before my run. I really didn't want to do it and I almost talked myself into skipping it but I'm glad I didn't listen. I just laced up my shoes and walked out the door. I settled into a very nice pace, I have to say right around the 10:30-10:55 pace is my sweet spot. At that pace I feel like I could run for a good long time. Ironically that was my half marathon pace back in April. I felt strong through the entire run with no aches or pains at all. I am seeing a very big difference in the way I feel after runs and the strength training and additional weight loss is the reason. Hopefully that trend will continue!
Tomorrow morning brings 2 more customer service training sessions which will require me to move my strength training until early evening because there is not enough time to hit the gym at lunch time. I'm looking forward to this weeks runs and hopefully another pound or two will fall off. I'm now at 198 pounds and hopefully that number will continue going down hill. Hope everyone has a great Monday morning I know I will enjoy preaching about customer service in our stores! Later! - Jason