I posted yesterday about how I took two weeks and backed it down. Three full rest days each week, and I am feeling a lot better. So last week, I pushed it a bit. Maybe going in cycles, two hard weeks, and then a week with three full rest days. Who knows?! Maybe alternate weeks... always adjusting as needed. Getting old, and trying to find the balance that makes my heart happy, and keeps me healthy, is going to be an ongoing battle I guess.
So here's how last week wrapped up...
|Monday||4 mile run (38:31) cool day /stretching|
|Tuesday p.m.||20 mile bike ride around the neighborhood|
|Wednesday a.m.||5.5 mile run (56:42)/stretching|
|Thursday||2 mile treadmill run - 90 minutes circuit workout and leg lifts|
|Friday a.m.||10K run 66 min. ~ 3.5 mile walk with run buddy|
|Saturday a.m.||3 mile run (29:00)|
|Saturday p.m.||Cycling 5 miles - 75 min. heavy lifting|
|Sunday||biked 25 miles with hubby|
I feel like I went a little crazy, but I do feel good :)
I have not been my usual picture happy self the past few weeks, but I did snap this to explain why I rode the bike Tuesday night.
|The rolls - not imaginary, they are really there lol I am now going to embrace them... if you read yesterdays post this will make more sense :)|
It was raining for 10K Friday with run buddy...I am not a rain runner, but luckily it stayed pretty light.
I think this may have been our slowest all summer, 66 minutes....once upon a time, I could run a sub 60 10K, maybe by December again?? IDK, maybe never...
Run buddy and I only have one more Friday to do this together, between vacations and the change in our work schedules it has to end. We have run a 10K every Friday, for 10 weeks now, and I think we got slower each week, but I don't mind I am just happy we maintained something outside.
|Stretching my calf muscles on the steps, one of my favorite stretches :)|
Saturday afternoon, hubby and I lifted heavy, which also cured my heavy mood from the morning. He is making a lot progress with how much he can bench, and I was able to push my goal weight up on the Smith machine. We both woke up sore Sunday lol. We decided we were due a good bike ride. It takes an hour to drive to the trail, but it's worth it:) Highbridge is a great place to ride and one day we will conquer the whole thing, but not when it's 87 degrees.
It was so sunny, I had to stop a few times and flush my eyes, but we still managed 25 miles.
|Oh HA-AY, it's much more pleasant with sun on your back|
|This little gal was funny, very curious, and kept hanging around even as we inched closer|
|She finally decided we were boring...|
|This is a testament to the gain my hubby has made in his fitness levels. I can barely keep up with him!! I struggled a little in the heat, but he was fine :)|
How was your week last week?
Have you ever biked with an eating break?
Have you maintained a good running base this summer or grown yours?