Tuesday: 5.6-mile run in 57 minutes with 3RUN2
Thursday: SHRED415 Arms & Abs via ClassPass – two 15 minute blocks of running sprint/hill intervals and two 15 minute blocks of weights & body weight
Saturday: 9-mile run in 1:54
Sunday: Color in Motion 5K
Total Miles (Run + Bike) = 27
Total Time (All) = 7 hours, 42 minutes
Monday at On Your Mark
Wednesday’s Yoga – Lights On / Lights Off.
This was an interesting event. I found out about it the day before through the weekly Windy City Blogger Collective members email. It was scarce on details, and I couldn’t really find much more info looking on Facebook, Instagram, etc, but it was free and my curiosity was piqued. All I knew it that it was at a warehouse and I should bring a yoga mat. It ended up being in a warehouse at Damen & Fulton, which is on the edge of Kinzie Industrial Corridor, so an interesting location. I didn’t know how long the event would last or how many people there would be or if it included anything besides yoga. There were maybe 100 of us in a large room, and we were led through a 30-minute yoga flow, then laid down on our mats for a “gong bath” (meditation with gongs and singing bowls). They didn’t say how long that part would go on. Eventually, my hips started to hurt and when I checked my watch, we had been laying there for 45 minutes. It went on for another 10-15 minutes before finally finishing. It was interesting and I’m glad I went, although I would have appreciated some pointers for laying comfortably on a hard surface for such a long period of time.
Thursday at SHRED415
I wanted to get in another run, and it was still warm when I woke up early, so I decided to sleep in and workout at SHRED415 after work, since their workouts include running intervals. And air conditioning. I felt great during the workout and at the end was sprinting at a 10mph (6:00) pace.
Saturday was a beautiful day in Chicago and the forecast called for a high of 70, so I allowed myself to sleep in and start my run when I was ready. I don’t even remember what time that was because my Garmin isn’t syncing. Anyway, I felt great during the run, and even ran into Zenaida on the Lakefront Path.
Overall, I’m really happy with last week’s training. It’s the first time since March 2014 that I ran at least 20 miles in one week. I still worry with every run that Emo Knee will return, so I’ve been very conservative – this was also the first time in a long time that I ran back-to-back days. I’ve been limiting myself to running 3x per week, and I think I can start to try 4x per week. I already dropped my ClassPass membership down to 5 classes per month, but I still want to keep my glutes strong since I’m pretty sure that’s been the secret to defeating my runner’s knee.
- 95,131 steps; 13,590 per day
- 93 total floors; 13 per day
- 46.3 total miles; 6.6 per day
- 2,428 avg. daily calorie burn
- 410 total active minutes; 59 per day
- 6 hrs 55 min avg. restful sleep
How was your week? Did you do anything for International Day of Yoga on Wednesday?