Maybe Momma N was doing me a favor?
I mean, she blessed me (and the state of Iowa, LOL) with somewhat mild temps this week, but she held nothing back on the wind. I was able to get in a few decent runs, but there was zilch in terms of any possibilities of outdoor cycling. Even my walking game was compromised due to the damp (and did I mention windy?) conditions while at work.
Apparently, this was meant to be a good week for a little more recovery.
So that's what happened...
Before I delve into the deets from the windy week, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
I love hosting this link-up with Deborah (from Confessions of a Mother Runner)! If you write a fitness-based blog, you're invited to join the party. The link-up opens at 8:00AM (EST) on Sundays and remains open through noon on Monday. We love reading about everyone's weekly fitness endeavors, training highlights (or low lights) and race recaps. We ask that you link back to both hosts, and we encourage you to read/comment on the other linked blog as well...please don't link-drop & dash ;-)
Anyways, here's what went down, this week, in my little corner of the universe:
After work, the temps were absolutely "runderful." My never-miss-a-Monday run had me doing a couple of miles amongst all the (finally) changing colors and fallen leaves. A 2-mile walk served as a great cool-down before getting dinner ready.
After the 2-miler with Deb, and an approximate 1/2-mile walk back to my house, I hopped on the spin bike for three tough miles (the resistance knob was stuck, LOL). Afterwards, I cued-up two "questioning-my-life-decisions" strength workouts (Peloton app). Suffice it to say my entire body was smoldering when I finally hit the shower. After work, I got out for a little more walking (1-1/2 mile) after getting home.
All in all, this week played out nicely. Running saw 19 miles, most of which were in unseasonably warm temps. Walking was a bit ho-hum with 18 miles, but so be it. Biking saw its lowest mileage (ahem, 18 miles), since probably 2017, when my knee was recovering from emergency surgery and I wasn't allowed full range of motion while the suture seam was healing. The strength-training re-entered the scene with a bang, though, and I was happy to have some DOMS as proof. The daily Coretober workouts are still going strong, and I'm thinking they may become a great addition to my daily regimen from here out. Stay tuned on that as well.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. Holy Brrr, Batman! The temps dropped and the wind picked up, making things quite cold on Friday. So yeah, I sported my favorite DIY "web design" shirt and I layered-it-up with a puffer vest.
Lastly, this Christmas Cactus has had little buds on it for a couple months. Thursday, I noticed several of the buds had gotten bigger, and a couple were showing signs of blooming. 'Tis the season for that as well!
So, that's the latest! With this second week of recovery behind me, as well as the couple weeks of Taper that happened prior, it feels like it's been forever since I've done much for hard-core (non-running) fitness. I'm ready to get back to work!
How did the week play-out for YOU? Any favorite workouts that need mentioned? Any upcoming races or events on the roster? Any new workouts that are rocking your world?