I loved having Monday off and we took full advantage of it. It was a beautiful day here in Columbus and after an early morning run my husband and I took the pups out to one of the (many) local dog parks. Archie hadn’t been to this park yet, but he loved it!
Gus kind of just hung out with us (typical) and Archie ran around with the other pups playing and exploring. This park has some fountains that Gus stays far away from. Archie didn’t play in the fountain, but he did walk through the water to cool his paws off.
Summer weather is finally here and I am loving it. My training group kicked off its summer season this weekend and it was fun to see everyone again. I ran with a different pace group and was excited that a bunch of my friends were running with them too, but in the third mile the group sped up and after that my heart rate was just shot. I’ve found that it’s hard for me to recover from a high heart rate without taking a break which is why I choose to rest between intervals during speed work rather than run. I will likely drop down to a slower group to avoid this on my long runs. I’d rather run slower than faster on my Saturday long runs especially since I also have another run followed by my HIIT class on Sundays.
The weather was a little crazy here this weekend. On Saturday evening around 5 we had about 30-45 minutes of a torrential downpour that resulted in some flash flooding, similar to last weekend. Luckily we were home because just down the road from us a main road flooded. I’m talking cars-under-water flooded. It was crazy! We decided to stay in Saturday night and I whipped up some sweet potato hash for dinner and then we popped some popcorn and finally got around to watching Bridge of Spies. It was a fun and relaxing night.
My allergies + the humidity were wearing me down a bit last week so I took Friday morning off from running. I ran 31 miles this week and capped it off with an official sub-50 min 10K on Sunday. I ran a sub-50 min 10K in March, but the course was long so my official time still ended up being 50 minutes. It was a pretty humid morning (my friend nicknamed it “Swamp run” on her Garmin Connect entry) so I feel good about my effort. Full recap coming later this week!
My HIIT class started this past weekend, but because of the race I had to miss out. I was bummed about it, but marathon training starts soon so it was nice to get in one more short race before that.
That’s it for now!