Also known as the week of August weather in May. (Seriously: they called VCM halfway through because the heat was just too dangerous.)
Monday: 7.25 miles with strides on the track.
Tuesday: 8.3 miles with arms after.
Wednesday: 9.32 miles with 3 by 1 mile at tempo pace on heartrate. Legs after.
Thursday: 5.5 recovery miles with 4 laps of striders.
Friday: 8.3 mile heat acclimation run. Yeeeeeech.
Saturday: 5 miles on the treadmill courtesy of 90 degree weather.
Sunday: 3 miles on the treadmill with 5 minutes at T pace after call.
Total Miles: 46.8
The Good: I was great about getting striders in this week and about foam rolling multiple times a day. The first 5 days of the week were awesome and I was hitting mileage goals easily.
The Ugly: I have got to get better about assuming I’ll get a run in after ANYTHING. On Saturday, it was almost 80 when I got up and instead of just going out and suffering, we went car shopping all day (I got a new amazing car!!) and by the time we were done, I was so overheated that even suffering for 5 miles on the treadmill was miserable. On Sunday, I was on call and instead of going before work, I planned to go after only to have huge thunderstorms break out.
Next week is a planned adaptation week. Although it’s tempting (really tempting) to just pretend this week was an adaptation week, my daily volume was regular volume until Saturday and Sunday. It’s good timing as I start at a new hospital tomorrow and will be commuting 90 minutes a day, which really uses up my running time. I’m debating hopping in a race next weekend (Causeway 15K) just to keep checking in on my fitness but I’m going to watch the weather before I sign up for a sweat fest!