Monday, September 17, 2012
Workouts 9/10 - 9/16
I had good workouts last week and others that were non-existent. Literally. Emotionally it was a very hard week. The fact that September 11th and my mother's Yartzeit occur within a day of each other means that I experience the grief of the entire country and then my own personal grief and it can really pull me down. I used to think that missing my mother would get easier and perhaps on a daily basis it does but for big things/events/dates, it doesn't seem any easier at all.
Hmmm. I just realized the days on the image above are off by a day for Monday and Tuesday. Perhaps I entered them wrong on dailymile but I don't think so.
Monday - Arms & Shoulder workout. A very good workout in the evening. I'm feeling stronger with each workout.
Tuesday - 3.8 miles in 44 minutes (11:34) plus walking warm up/down. I was thinking a lot about the 9/11 attacks and the first responders during this run. Ran a 3:00/1:00 and felt really good and smooth.
Wednesday - Friday - Stomach bug 1, ChocolateMe 0. No workouts. I stayed home from work Wednesday and went on Thursday and Friday still feeling crummy.
Saturday - 12.7 mile bike ride in 1:03. Very lovely day. I rode over through the park and to the end of town or very nearly so. Then back.
Sunday - 7.5 miles in 1:30 (12:00) plus walking warm up/down. Temperature was 65 with steady rain. I wore a hat and long sleeve tech shirt and was comfortable and enjoyed the run. It was 20 minutes zone 2 (run at 2:00/1:00) and then 3 minute zone 3 surges (all 3:00 running harder). The pace was pretty good for me for a run that long. I did some good stretching in the evening and am feeling just a little tightness today.
I mentioned last week being excited because I can now use Nike+ on my new phone. I've now gone on 3 runs with the phone and all three have stopped recording right around 30 minutes/2+ miles. I need to send a note to technical support but if this doesn't improve, I will bag Nike+ and just measure mileage on RunKeeper/record on dailymile.