Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was pretty good…a step back long run, a low key Saturday, and a pool day on Sunday. We also had some great running weather last week. After the storms passed through on Tuesday or Wednesday, the mornings were really cool. It was almost a sin to NOT run on Thursday or Friday. The negative from this weekend? My Garmin erased it’s history – I’m 100% sure I didn’t do it. It’s not that big of a deal since I literally had just synced it on Tuesday and I double track everything on Map My Run, but I hadn’t uploaded my long run to Garmin Connect yet and I like looking at my routes and splits. My long run Saturday was faster than I’ve been running and I really wanted to look at my splits (stomping foot).
My Garmin has been acting wonky a bit lately, sometimes freezing when I go to look at the history, so I have to get it on a charger before I can do anything with it. I’ve only had it about 18 months, it shouldn’t be doing that right? I’ve got a 110. Is it time for an upgrade? (I’d love some wireless syncing action and step tracking.)
I had a good week of workouts including the brutal track work out on Tuesday.
8/9 – Rest Day
8/10 – PT exercises, foam rolling, & stretching – I was still feeling Saturday’s run.
8/11 – 4.83 Miles of Speed Work – This was a crazy ladder workout that had us doing 4x200s, 3x400s, 2x800s, and 1×1600. I did most of the 200s and 400s a touch too fast so the 800s and the 1600 were just about finishing. Last year, I might not have finished, so there’s victory in that.
8/12 – Yoga with Adrienne – This one was called Strengthen & Lengthen, I wanted some lengthening after Tuesday night’s workout. I can’t recommend her videos enough. She has a great personality and describes yoga as feeling “yummy”. I want to be her friend!
8/13 – Unintentional Rest Day – had to travel for work
8/14 – 2.2 easyish miles – Because I missed my Tempo Run on Thursday, I wanted to get a few easy miles in. I ended up running the last 1.2 miles much faster than I wanted only because I hit a nice downhill during the second mile and rode the momentum until I got back to my house. I’d love to know what my splits were (see Garmin drama above.)
8/15 – 7 Miles – This was a step back week, so I only had to go 7. I ended up running this faster than usual, I’ll attribute it to the downhills in the beginning. I definitely started out faster than I wanted. Like I mentioned earlier, I wish I could review my splits, but that damn Garmin (shaking fist).
Total Miles – 14.03
So what’s on the schedule this week? More of the same, with 10 miles planned on Saturday. Although I still need to get in some strength work, so I have Jillian Michael’s on standby. Work is about to get super busy for about 6 weeks, so I’m not sure how regular my posts will be, not that I’m posting a ton right now anyway. But in case I disappear, you’ll know why.
How long should my Garmin last? Any recs on an upgrade? How is your training going?