This weekend was super humid but it was warm outside which was great! The massage on Saturday morning was awesome - she worked on my legs and my shoulders! Afterward, I spent the afternoon outside reading!
Sunday I decided was going to be a track day. It was 70F and 10am before I arrived at the track. The air was heavy as I warmed up and the clouds off in the distance looked dark but I just started in to the workout. Thankfully it didn't rain or thunder at all and I was able to get in 2x800m and 5x400m (not in that order) before my legs decided it was time to quit.
Track workout: 800m, 4x400m, 800m, 400m
Goal: Run all intervals at a pace of 1:30 (6:00min/mile)
Times: 3:05, 1:30, 1;30, 1:31, 1:32, 3:13, 1:32
Overall it was a good workout and I actually didn't do a recovery jog between each set, I just stopped and rested for 3 minutes after the 800s and 90 seconds after the 400s. The second 800m was really tough and I did not feel well for most of it. I wish I could have done more (like I usually do on the treadmill) but I had to make myself realize that on the treadmill I was running at a slower pace and therefore able to run more intervals.
After a great track workout yesterday that definitely left me dehydrated I headed out for a recovery run this morning. For the first time it was in fact at a recovery pace. The air was humid and I chose a particularly hilly route so I just kind of ran along. The sounds of the birds chirping surrounded me as I completed the 3.5 mile out and back. I passed a few lilac bushes and was overcome with the smell. Right before turning into my apartment complex, the house has a lilac bush, so I picked three branches out and ran quickly home hoping that no one saw me! Now I have a nice bouquet of lilacs in my kitchen!
3.5 miles/31:56/9:07 pace
Now it is time to rehydrate before hitting yoga tonight after work! Hope you had a good weekend! Happy Monday!