workouts I spent way too much time worrying about the status of my
ankle that I sprained at Loon Mountain Race 2 weeks ago.
At one point, I had myself convinced that I had fractured it.
It’s funny how your mind can go there once you’ve had a stress
fracture. You never forget that stuff.
In my weekly check in with my coach, I voiced my concerns over
my ankle and if it could handle running long over the weekend. He
made a great point – worrying about my ankle is energy lost. I
should be focusing my energy on what I can do – full recovery of
my ankle sprain.
So I made a commitment to not thinking of my ankle. I found that
the more I thought about it, the more it didn’t feel “right”.
When I stopped focusing on it, I didn’t even notice it. The mind
is a powerful thing, right?
Here’s the rundown of last week’s Triple HHH of
40 minutes Elliptical Intervals
Strength training: Bullet Proof Legs Circuit + Upper Body
After two weeks off from the gym and strength training, I was
severely feeling this workout. My legs were wobbling as I walked
out of the gym.
Time to get back at it!
45 minute run, 8:57 avg/pace
I leashed up Max and hit the pavement for some miles. There was
nothing too exciting about the run but I had an intense feeling of
happiness because it’s SUMMER! I know it’s hot, humid and
soupy AF out but there’s just something about the cleansing sweat
of a summer run. It’s different than other time of the year.
Probably because EVERY SINGLE PORE is sweating. Even your
eyeballs. Soak it up, friends. Winter will be here soon
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
I can’t say that it cured my sprained ankle but it was nice
and relaxing. I bet it would be quite lovely in the winter.
30 minutes Arc Trainer Strength Intervals
Strength Training: Bullet Proof Legs + Upper Body
Nothing too exciting about this workout. Worked hard and got it
45 minute run, 8:46 avg/pace
It’s amazing how lower temps (68 degrees!) and lower humidity
can feel so refreshing. But then you start running and the sweet
summer sweat returns.
The joy of summer running!
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
14 mile run – 8 on the road, 6 on trails, 1100 ft elevation
It was another ridiculously hot morning that was only going to
get hotter as the day went on. With a heat index over 100 degrees,
I knew it was best to get my run done as early as possible. I
woke up later than I wanted and had zero desire to run on the
roads. But then Lukas woke up and I asked if he wanted to ride his
bike with me for a few miles before I met up with Kyle.
We cruised along for 3+ miles before I dashed over to Kyle’s
house. We did 4+ miles together for a total of 8 for me. I
really, really didn’t want to do another 6 miles on the road so I
made a shoe swap, changed my tank, grabbed my pack and hit the
trails for the remainder of my miles.
I walked some hills and kept the pace light. My focus was to
work on nutrition and hydration and not end up sick.
40 minute recovery run, 4.23 miles
I slept in till
almost 7. It was 82 degrees with full sun and humid AF. The only
saving grace was the lovely breeze. I kept things light, stuck to
the shady side of the street (if there was any) and took walk
breaks as needed. I was drenched from head to toe. I’ll
remember these super sweaty days with fondness when I have
lashicles and frozen fingers in January.
How was your week in workouts?
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