Barley’s Training Log 8/8-8/14

Phew! What a week that was. Between the heat wave and relentless humidity, lots of work, running, and Olympic watching- sleep was the only thing that sounded good at all times.

I did a lot of running at odd times this past week, sometimes due to weather and others just schedule. But there were a few later evening runs, a neighborhood loop workout (so I could use my fancy driveway water stop since it was hot as balls), an afternoon rainy run, a race, and then afternoon “long”. Just weird timing and no consistency lately when I fit my runs in. But I guess, I’m fitting them in so that is what matters. On days that I work both jobs, or specifically days with my part time job (where I’m on my feet for hours)- I really need to be better about running in the morning and giving myself some time to unwind/nap/relax. Though, I don’t regret running in the afternoon Sunday before work because there was no way I was going to miss the Olympic marathon! I think I tried to break the internet while live tweeting during it, oh well.

Last week I ripped off the band-aid a little and used the 20k race as a workout, and this week was my actual first race since coming back. I have done the Bergen Road Race (USATF Niagara 5k Championships) for 6 years in a row now, so it was a no brainer for me even though I know I’m not in top shape (for me). The conditions weren’t ideal (crazy hot and humid) but things went well considering.IMG_20160813_144142

Monday: 5+ sluggish miles in the late evening

Tuesday: Workout (4 x 3 minutes at 6:40ish) for a total of about 7 miles for the run including warm-up and cool down. 20 minutes of strength/dynamic stretching in the evening watching the Olympics

Wednesday: 5 recovery miles in the late evening

Thursday: Chiropractor appointment in afternoon. 5+easy miles in the evening, with 10 minutes of core work later on.

Friday: 3 shakeout miles + 6 x strides for some turnover prep

Saturday: Bergen Road Race 5k (19:55), about 8 miles for the day total.

Sunday: Olympic marathon commentating;), 10 miles in the afternoon for a “long”run of the week.

Weekly total run miles: 44.5 miles

Cross training: None

Strength/Fitness Totals: 2 sessions (30 minutes total)

Beers Drank: None- I’m failing at my name!

A new mom and Upstate, NY resident who loves the marathon, a good beer, and all of the numbers/nerdy things. I write about my journey to a sub-3:00 marathon, training tweaks for improvement, and finding that "running/life balance" unicorn. On tap Next: Maneuvering through motherhood and postpartum running!

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