It was a good training week, but man, was it busy and wacky and really not the best way to train! Fasting, travel, and some rough food choices, oh my!
- Monday: 4 easy miles, PB Strength Training (30 minutes)
- Tuesday: 6 miles cruise intervals (3 x 1 mile repeats with 2 min walk recovery), Dogwalk, PB Abs HIIT (12 minutes)
- Wednesday: Dogwalk
- Thursday: 4 miles with hilly 6 x 400s, travel to NYC
- Friday: Walking around NYC
- Saturday: Walking around NYC, travel home
- Sunday: 9 miles LSD, PB Abs HIIT (15 minutes)
Mileage: 23 (-4)
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I wish I could get by without using the H word. I guess it was an okay run, but I felt a bit tired after Sunday’s long run sweatfest.
I stupidly waited for Florence’s remnants to pass on by, but the humidity left behind was through the roof. Seriously, it may have only been 6 miles, but it may also have been the toughest 6 miles of the summer — which is saying quite a bit.
Didn’t meet the paces, but I tried hard and wasn’t too far off.
It was finally a nice, cool day. I was definitely tired after staying up far later than normal, plus fasting the previous day for Yom Kippur. But I ate a entire bagel (and another half!) to break the fast, and more.
We were at my sisters, and there’s a nice path by the golf course, except it’s super hilly. To say it made the 400s challenging would be an understatement. All things considered, it was a pretty good run, even getting below a 9mm for two of the 400 meters — two of the downhill ones, of course.
Another beautiful fall day. Absolutely perfect running weather. Would love this for my race next weekend, but alas, even the low isn’t going to be anywhere near today’s high.
Another progressive long run on tap — 9 miles, with each 3 miles at a 20 second faster pace than the previous 3 miles. The same workout I crashed and burned on last week when it was so hot (and also an 11 mile long run). I pretty much nailed it except for one rogue mile this time but man it was hard and I wanted to give up but I pushed through!
Favorites of the week
So if you follow me on Instagram here, you already know that we spent a couple of days in NYC to celebrate Mr. Judy’s birthday. We also stopped by at my sister’s (picking up my parents on our way down) to break the fast for Yom Kippur. There were a couple of late nights for me, very little exercise aside from walking around NYC, but we ticked off all the things on Mr. Judy’s list:
And I got to meet Cari @ Travelingwithcari very briefly. She was having a crazy busy work week and very sweetly swung by so we could chat just a little — with the inevitable blogger photo courtesy of Mr. Judy. She will be in my area for Thanksgiving, but alas, I do a different Turkey Trot and of course host Thanksgiving for my family so I’m not sure we’ll be able to get together then.
Let’s get the conversation started:
What would you do with a couple of days in the Big Apple?
Would you travel the week before a half marathon?
Have you been to the Statue of Liberty (it was my third time, but the first time since I was a kid)?