There’s only one word that effectively summarizes my second week of RnRPhilly training: productive. I was quite active, only taking one complete rest day. Even though little man and I spent the week in Illinois visiting my parents, I took advantage of the extra help to watch little man and was quite active, not only getting in my three planned runs but I also made it to the gym twice. Now that we’re back home and I am back to work part time for the next three weeks, I only hope that I can keep up the level of activity that I had last week.
We flew back home on Saturday, with my mom since she’ll be taking care of little man while I’m working for the rest of the month, and although little man didn’t sleep on our short flight into Chicago, he slept the entire flight from Chicago into DC. I couldn’t be more proud of him for how well he did on Saturday, and hopefully flying with him will go just as smoothly next month when we fly to Orlando for our Disney vacation.
While in Illinois, I thoroughly enjoyed my speedy runs. Central Illinois is quite flat, which allowed me to push my pace a bit.
I ended the week last night with my second long run of this training cycle. I ran on one of my usual hilly routes here at home, where I was reminded of the elevation difference between here and Illinois. Despite how hot it was (our schedule yesterday didn’t allow for me to run in the morning), as well as how hilly the route was, I was quite proud of my average pace. If only I could maintain this pace for an entire 13.1 miles! During my run, I was reminded of one of the many reasons that I love running in the DC area. I love being able to run past important places in history, last night being the First Battle of Manassas.
All in all, it was a great week in Illinois, both on the fitness front as well as with the family.
Mon 7/4 – 3.76 mile run, 0.40 mile cool down walk, 15 minutes of strength training (lower body, abs)
Tues 7/5 – 3.96 mile walk, 30 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Wed 7/6 – 2.25 mile walk
Thurs 7/7 – 3.10 mile run, 0.30 mile cool down walk
Fri 7/8 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 20 minutes of weight training (lower body, abs)
Sat 7/9 – Rest/travel day
Sun 7/10 – 6.50 mile run, 1.28 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 26.54 miles (11.66 miles more than week 1)
Total RnRPhilly Mileage – 41.42 miles
QOTD: What was the fitness highlight of your week?