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Last Week Today - Weekly Wrap August 26, 2018

This week I got back in the groove after being on vacation.  Even though I only got in 4.5 running miles, I was quite active.  This is Last Week Today - Weekly Wrap August 26, 2018.

I continued my progress from the last few weeks of getting up early and making it to the gym every day before work! The battle to roll back over and go back to sleep, is getting easier to win.

The Saturday after returning from vacation, I had a race... the Habanero Hundred. This race is one that challenges you not only with the heat (the start is at noon), but with the sandy course.  I ran the 20k, in addition to pulling 2 volunteer shifts.  To say I was inspired by all the bad@ss runners out there doing the 50k, 100k, and 100 mile would be an understatement.



The sand did a number on my feet (blisters galore), back, and knees.  So, this week I took to the recumbent bike for the 2 days that would have been my treadmill days. By Saturday, I was good as new and that run felt great!

Last Week Today - Weekly Wrap August 5, 2018:

Monday - body pump.

Tuesday - 45 "hilly" recumbent bike minutes

Wednesday - body pump

Thursday - 45 "hilly" recumbent bike minutes

Friday - body pump

Saturday - 4.5 miles



 

Sunday - Rest Day.

Total Miles = 4.5




I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and Taking The Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap.



 

Comments

  1. I can't imagine running in the afternoon Texas heat, on sand, for any distance...and volunteering for two shifts. You, my friend, are in the badass category yourself. It sounds like you recovered quickly using the recumbent bike. Thanks for linking!

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  2. I just can't get my head around those ultras that start in the middle of the day! I think it's more about mental toughness than anything. I don't even think I could have done a 5k at noon in Texas. Nice job!

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  3. I could never do a mid-day start for an ultra. I'd already be tired.
    Love your shorts!
    Congrats on managing both a race and volunteer shifts.

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  4. Congrats on your 20K! Sounds like an amazing experience and definitely inspiring!

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  5. So awesome that you were able to get to the gym every day before work. I think I'm going to see if I can at least do some of my workouts early in the morning before work. I always feel way more accomplished when that happens.

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  6. That afternoon start was a challenge.... the night before the race, I started questioning my eagerness at signing up for the volunteer shifts :-)

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  7. Yes, definitely all about the mental aspect.

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  8. It is hard to get up that early... but I have a lot more energy throughout the day.

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