Well hello gorgeous!
How was your week? I hope it was good!!
This Marathon Monday, as I’m reflecting on last week’s training, I’m so thankful for AC and treadmills! Monday was a tough run — not because of distance or speed, but because of heat/humidity/dew point. I ended up really struggling and passing out/fainting due to heat and exhaustion. After that scare, I was super vigilant about staying cool for the remainder of the week.
Monday – 4 miles/ 4 miles *heat faint!*
Tuesday – Upper Strength & Stretch / Upper strength & stretch
Wednesday – 6 miles/ 6 miles *treadmill* + Triceps & Chest
Thursday – 4 miles/ 4 miles *treadmill + Chest & Legs
Friday – OFF/Stretching
Saturday – 12 miles/ 12 miles *used hydration vest — took it REALLY SLOW!!!*
Sunday – Yoga + Foam Rolling / Yoga + Foam rolling
How Last Week Went
After Monday’s heat episode, I was super cautious about hydration and the heat. I planned my next two runs (Wen & Thurs) for indoors at my work’s gym. There’s a treadmill and a great little free weights and weight machine area, so I also reconfigured my strength training to utilize this equipment. Oh how I’ve missed it!! At home I just have adjustable dumbbells, so all the equipment and barbells was AWESOME!
Speaking of awesome, treadmills with built in fans — mind blown! The gym was super empty (since we’re still in summer, next week it’ll be crazy busy), so it was super cold! I set the fans to high and they blew right in my face. Every treadmill run was just amazing! I listened to podcasts the first day and watched Netflix on my phone the second day. It made the time go by a bit faster but I also made sure to cover up the distance/time readout so that I wasn’t just staring at each tenth of a mile that ticked by.
Saturday was the big test — a long run outside in the heat, after Monday’s episode, was kinda scary to think about. I didn’t want to faint on the road and get hit by a car or [insert other scary possibilities]… I decided to put my new hydration vest [camelbak marathoner] to good use!
First, I filled the 2 liter bladder almost full. Then I packed the pockets full of raisins (fuel), my cell phone (in case I needed to call for a pick up), pepper spray, paper towels (to wipe sweat from my eyes – I hate that feeling when you get sweat in your eyes!), and sunglasses. I put the vest on, hosed myself down with sunblock, and headed out
Even fully loaded, the hydration vest was almost unnoticeable. It felt heavy in my hands, but once I strapped it on it felt like nothing! I could only hear the water sloshing around when I wasn’t listening to anything — but it was almost the same level of sloshing noise as my handheld water bottle, so I wasn’t offended by it or distracted in anyway. It was SO NICE to be hands free! I didn’t have to worry about my hands getting slippery and dropping my water, I could just relax and run.
I was dripping wet with sweat by the end of my run, but I finished! I took it super slow — slower than I thought was “necessary”, but I finished strong!!
Monday – 4 Miles
Tuesday – Back & Biceps
Wednesday – 6 miles & Chest & Triceps
Thursday – 4 miles + Legs & Shoulders
Friday – Rest & Recover
Saturday – 14 miles
Sunday – Rest & Recover
How was your training last week?
What’s your plan for this week?
Do you run inside/outside? Why? Which is your favorite?