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I feel like my life has been crazy lately! The nest might be empty, but there is little time to dwell on that. Trying to stop the madness, this week marked my attempt to settle into a normal routine...whatever that might look like these days.
Monday is my usual pre-hab day. My typical routine consists of various exercises, mostly lower body, of 350-380 reps on each side. It takes 30 minutes to complete. I repeated this routine again on Thursday. As part of my new normal, I'd like to do these twice weekly. I admit, many weeks lately I've only done it once. And umm...sometimes nonce.
Tuesday morning brought my first run of the week. It was super steamy and I took it easy for 5.5 miles. On Friday, I did another 5.1 miles; this time my favorite -- a progression run. The dew point had dropped and I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to breathe the drier air and push my pace. Sadly, it didn't feel much different. I still sweated. Buckets. My pace? Not very pushed.
Wednesday night has always been my favorite for cross training. I increased my indoor cycling to 50 minutes while jamming to my normal 70's funk. I'm always happy when I can keep my heart rate in the 140's! For me, it is very difficult to do this on a bike. Wearing a heart rate monitor in a must for keeping track of it.
I had Sanity's front tire repaired this week. She now has a Gator Skin tire [calm down, not real gator!]. I planned to ride outside Saturday morning but it was disgustingly hot and humid. Plus, I had a lot to do around the house. It instead became a rest day; if you call cleaning out the closets "rest". I must have gone up and down our staircases a hundred times.
Sunday I hit the road relatively early and ran another 6.3 miles. This brought my total to 16.9 miles in three runs. I hope to be on the lake later this afternoon enjoying a few week-ending ski sprays.
With the running, cycling, water skiing and two pre-hab sessions, I'm pleased with how my "normal" week went down. Plus, I got a lot done around the house. Normal for the win!
And that's a wrap!
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How was your week? Did it feel normal?
Are you training for a Fall race? Which one?