I didn’t post on Wednesday. Wanna know why?
I was running 7.5 miles instead!
For me, right now, at this moment in time, 7.5 miles is a big deal. It’s the longest I’ve run since the Hot Chocolate 15K back in December, and it represents the first sign of my returning to a slightly more regimented training plan ahead of the Allen Stone Run-Swim-Run July 21 and the Virginia Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon over Labor Day weekend.
Sunday: Open-water swim at Sandy Point State Park.
Monday: Run hills for 45 minutes. Meant to do a long run, but I didn’t get out until the sun was already up, and it was HOT.
Tuesday: Swim 45 minutes. This was another bad, painful swim. My goggles leaked, so I kicked most of the practice. I didn’t leave nearly enough time after lunch before hopping in the pool. But I made it happen, anyway.
Wednesday: 7.5 miles! My decision to hold off for a few days on the long run paid off: The weather cooled down, and it was the perfect day to test my limits.
Thursday: 30 minutes TRX, 3,000 yards swim. This was the first swim in this training cycle that didn’t hurt. By contrast, it felt incredible! I swam 6X500 yards, increasing intensity as I went.
Friday: Easy 30-minute run. Cycling/yoga class for Washingtonian’s Well + Being blog (stay tuned for my writeup next week!).