Sunday, January 15, 2023

Workout Recap - Week 2

Sunday, January 8th – 6.5 mile hilly run

Monday, January 9th – 10 mile run

Tuesday, January 10th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike 

Wednesday, January 11th – Rest Day

Thursday, January 12th – 4 mile run

Friday, January 13th  5 mile run (actually it was 2.5 mile run, 2.5 mile walk)

Saturday, January 14th – Rest Day

I started the week strong, but then my body fizzled out. I donated blood on my lunch break on Wednesday, which means I normally take that day as a rest day. The day after I donate I've found that I can't run for very long or hard because I get a little lightheaded, so Thursday I "only" did four miles. When I woke up on Friday I thought I'd shoot to tackle my midweek six but about two miles in I was feeling a bit off. My heart rate was high and I was overheating a bit (or at least felt extra sweaty and clammy). I decided to stop at 2.5 miles and then just walk back to the car. Saturday I normally would've gone for a run, but with the previous couple days not feeling 100% I decided I'd give myself a full rest day and see if that helps next week to get back on track to feeling strong. Seeing as I technically don't have a race on the calendar at the moment, I felt ZERO guilt about shortening the runs that I had originally planned. Now, who knows if I would've felt the same had I had an actual training plan on my fridge, but, for now, I'm stoked that I'm having an easier time listening to my body.

How were your workouts this past week?

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