I think this week has been the most that I have ever run. I’m happy with that in itself but I also spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights on my feet walking all night long at work. I didn’t track that distance since it was a lot of slow meandering. I actually looked at the walking as training for staying moving while tired. And my hours were shifted to almost be a night shift so the fact that I was even able to drag my sorry ass into work early deserves an award.
However I did do something kind of silly: I figured that I would do some weights and that the walking would flush out the lactic acid and I would not have sore legs. Well that backfired. Spectacularly. I was hurting pretty bad and the few times that I did sit down it was extremely hard to get back up. You would think that I would know better by now.
While I did well in the exercise department, the diet was less than stellar. I mean it wasn’t horrible…there was most of a plate of nachos consumed Thursday night. Then a few slices of pizza Friday night. A porchetta sandwich Saturday night. And a burrito on Sunday night. But at least the burrito was fish so that’s lots of protein right?
The continued heat and humidity didn’t help at all and I broke my handheld water bottle on Wednesday (that’s a story with several parts that I’ll post later).
Monday July 25 – 10 km (1:10.05) and weights
Tuesday July 26 – 30 kms (4:15.22)
Wednesday July 27 – 10 kms (1:09.56)
Thursday July 28 – 30 minutes elliptical
Friday July 29 – Treadmill 10.43 kms (1:04.51)
Saturday July 30 – 30 minutes elliptical and weights
Sunday July 31 – Treadmill 9.1 kms (65 minutes)
Total running distance – 69.53 kms