>This week, I’d say I was pretty active, adding in a couple different activities…
Tuesday: ~3-mi hike with Megan and Patrick
Wednesday: 2.6 tempo run with Gabi, and then a 1 hr 45 min trail ride with Becca. We didn’t bike that whole time.. see a previous post for a review on that. It was tons of fun.
Thursday: rest, my butt hurt. Whining, I know.
Saturday: 10-miler with Gabi this morning; I love those runs where you’re sore later. Longest distance we’ve done since the marathon in April.
Sunday: I’m going to plan some sort of cross-training for the gym.
I really really really love the idea of Run Less, Run Faster of doing three key runs per week, and sandwiching in two cross-training workouts. Because of the intensity of the runs, you need a day between each run to recover. However, the runs don’t wear you out so much that you need to take the next day completely off.
I want to get faster, and I want to keep my tempo and long runs at decent paces… Maybe 5-7 miles for the tempo and 8-14 for the long runs for right now. If I do a 3-mi interval run each week, that would give me 16-24 miles per week, plus cross-training. I have no race planned at this point, so I just want to keep up a good base so when I start training for the half around September/October, I can really kick it in the butt!
I admit that my eating has not been the best. I don’t think I’ve been eating too much from day to day.. it could possibly be the opposite. It’s summer, and I don’t have to take my lunch so I have a hard time being motivated to cook. Also, the movers come in less than three weeks and I don’t want to have a ton of food to throw away. I’m really bad about thinking I need to keep a full cabinet and fridge all the time. I don’t have to cook, necessarily… but I do need to make sure I’m getting enough fruits, veggies, and proteins instead of filling my calories with leftover Texas cake and ice cream.
Hydration with this heat and humidity is also a key issue. Sunday night I had a prolonged SVT episode and to make it stop I jumped in a cold shower. (To snap the heart out of the rhythm it needs to be “shocked” in some way.) Because my iron is better now, I think the problem was hydration and possibly lack of balance of vitamins and electrolytes. Also, the occasional drink can slow heart rate, and if I’m already dehydrated, my heart freaks out. Live and learn, I suppose.
This entry is quite long enough so I’m going sign off and enjoy the rest of my day. Enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts!