This week I felt back to normal with my running and exercise routine. I found balance this week between work, running, weights, and cross training.
8 mile walk while listening to Rich Roll interview Fully Raw Kristina. What I took away from this podcast included increasing the amount of whole, raw food in my diet and to eat locally to increase nutrition in produce. I took a 45 minute spin class in the early evening. I ended up biking about 19 miles and it was a tough session! Following spin I did my regular back routine with lat pull-downs, rows, pull-ups, and cable tricep presses.
I ended up only being scheduled for a half day at work (yay for a surprise half day!!) and I was home by 1:30. I left for my run around 3:00 and it was HOT! My goal was to run at least for an hour and to take my time due to the heat. I ended up feeling pretty good and did my favorite 10 mile loop.
I worked my biceps, triceps, and shoulders at home while watching Orange is the New Black. I subbed for Chris's softball team Wednesday night and it was an epically long 12 inning game. It's even longer when you only are supposed to play 7 innings.
I'm working on making my easy runs truly easy. It's a lot harder than it seems. I'm currently reading a new training book, 80/20 Running, about running the majority of training runs and very few are speed work are race pace runs.
I took another long walk today while listening to Rich Roll's podcast. I ended up walking 6 miles despite it being very hot very early in the morning.
I ran my long run without a Garmin telling me each mile split. I ran 14 miles in about 2 hours.
Miles Running: 30
Miles Walking: 14
Strength Training: 2!
Monday's motivation is the power of positive thinking. I truly believe what the mind believes the body will follow.
What was your longest run this week?
Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones?