I hope the weather is better in the other parts of the internet! I had hoped to take advantage of the shortened work week to enjoy some extra time outside, which did not go as planned at all. The weather was pretty dreary all week, with a ridiculously rainy 4th, which made for an extra lame holiday. Here’s last week’s training:
Monday PM: Spin Class, Body Pump
The forecast had a higher chance of thunderstorms on Monday, so I planned to hit the gym and not worry about the weather. Did it storm on Monday? NOPE.
Tuesday PM: CXWorx
I planned to go swim before work, but when I woke up, I heard thunder, so I went straight to work instead, and planned to leave early to hit the pool. The weather looked moderately clear after work, so I went to the pool to find that the power was out. Hah. Thanks copper thieves! They told me they weren’t sure when the power would be back on, so I went home…and of course less than an hour later, it was back on. I wasn’t about to drive back over there, though, so I went to the gym to do CX and Body Attack. That didn’t happen, obviously, so it turned into a rest day.
Wednesday AM: Swim 3000 m
Wednesday PM: Bike 8 miles
I finally got a swim in! It was raining Wednesday morning, but no thunder, thankfully. I had my heart set on going to the open water swim meet-up Wednesday afternoon, but as the day went on, the weather got worse. I decided to take my bike out for a short ride instead and was able to get about 30 mins in before the storm blew in.
Thursday AM: 40 mins on spin bike, BodyStep/Pump Combo
Jen and I planned to meet up before the gym opened to get a 15 or so mile ride in, but when we got our bikes out, it started pouring. Bummer. We hung out for a bit, then took our ride into the spin room when the gym opened for a short bike workout. Better than nothing, I guess.
Friday AM: Spin Class, 2.6 mile run
I had planned a longer run Friday morning, but when my alarm clock went off, I so did not want to get up, so I slept in until 8. I can’t remember the last time I slept that late! Is that bad? I was up in time for a morning spin class, so I decided to make it a kind of brick workout, and took off for a short run right after class. It was hot out, but not a bad run. It stormed in the afternoon, so my swim workout was cancelled. Again.
Saturday AM: 7 mile run, CXWorx
This run was absolutely pitiful. I was feeling so discouraged afterwards. I couldn’t hold any sort of respectable (for me) pace, and I kept having to stop and walk. I’m feeling very frustrated because while my swimming and biking have been feeling really strong, my runs have been lackluster at best. It’s so bad, I’m almost tempted to take some runs to the treadmill to see if it’s really me, or the weather is just killing me. It has been excruciatingly humid lately, but I feel like I was doing much better last summer and I’m definitely in better shape now than I was a year ago.
Does anyone else really struggle with heat and humidity? Or any tips for this heat-wimp?
Tomorrow is the You Go Girl sprint tri, so hopefully my running legs won’t fail me!