Monday: 5000m row
I mentioned on Instagram this was a rough week for running. It was 100 degrees and humid all week. Every run felt 10000x times harder than they should have and to top it off, my knee wasn’t liking impact this week. I cut Saturday’s run short and eliminated the double long run this weekend. I’m getting it checked out this week because I don’t want to start marathon training with an injury!
Other than the 5:30am alarms for runners to beat the heat and get the early miles in (we are a crazy bunch aren’t we?) I feel like summer is a great time to be more social and get outside! I’m happiest when I’m charging my solar powered batteries.
We went to see Brand New and Modest Mouse at an outdoor concert recently…❤
Ate hot dogs and had a few brewski’s at Nationals Park for a great night game…
We’ve done brewery tours, hiking, lake housing, dog beaching…Basically anytime we can be outdoors we take the day and do it!
REI has outdoor activities happening all summer long in the DC area! I thought i’d share a few of their upcoming events, some are free some are not, but in any case, if you need an idea for something to do, their activities can help!
· REI Run Club Party, 8/16/2016 – Following our weekly Run Club, we’ll gather around the campfire for drinks, s’mores and stories. We’ll run 6:30–7:30pm, and meet up at the REI Community Space immediately after. [Free]
· Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board, 8/14/2016 – Come learn everything you need to know to get started with stand up paddle boarding. In this class, you’ll learn proper stance, essential paddle strokes, turning techniques and more. [$70 members/$90 non-members]
· Refresh Your Run, 8/25/2016 – Ready to run away from politics for a while? In this class, you’ll learn training and technique insights to help you get back in shape and/or prepare for your upcoming 5-10K or more. [Free]
· Patapsco Trail Fest, 9/17/2016 – Now here’s our kind of convention: an entire weekend uniting mountain bikes, runners, hikers and campers. Join us for bike and trail races at this premiere event in the Patapsco Valley! [Info/tickets on event website]
July 11-17 Recap
Monday: 20min core, 20 min shoulders/triceps
Tuesday: 7m easy 9:14/pace
Wednesday: 6m easy 9:30/pace
Thursday: 9m easy progression 9:00/pace
Friday: 20min legs (resistance band work, glute/hips)
Saturday: 11m long 9:24/pace
Sunday: 12.1m long 9:09/pace
Total Mileage: 45.1
July 18-24 Recap
Monday: 5000m row
Tuesday: 8.3m easy 9:00/pace
Wednesday: 20 min core
Thursday: 5m easy 9:50/pace, 25min shoulders
Friday: 6.1m easy 9:24/pace
Saturday: 11.3m long 10:38/pace
Total Miles: 30.7 (low miles because of knee)
What are your go-to summer activities?
Has anyone tried REI’s (or another running/fitness) group event?