Thursday, August 1, 2013

July Totals

July was hot, so although my mileage overall was pretty good (highest mileage for the year!...by a mile), I did a lot of treadmill running, which is meh. My mileage would be even higher if I hadn't shortened a couple of long runs mid-month.

Overall, I'm still free of aches and pains. My back pain still flares up sometimes, unexpectedly, like during a HIIT workout late this month. Then I baby it a little, use the heating pad at night, and the pain backs (ha!) down. I'm thinking I might need to see a chiropractor to see if it's an alignment issue. The pain really doesn't seem to be related to running more, or biking, or anything besides possibly burpees (but planks seem fine, so it's not core-work related? my body is weird). My legs have been good overall, surprisingly. I thought for sure I'd have some issues by this point! Summary: I'm healthy, and that's surprising to me.

Things that went well this month: eating more. Drinking alcohol somewhat less frequently. Drinking water somewhat more frequently. 
I hung our super awesome medal hanger from Tiffany, and it's awesome. That also went well this month. It's on our glory wall, along with a plaque from Marine Corps and one from Richmond.

Things that went not-so-well: I need to go to bed earlier and reduce the hour or so of mind-racing that I have every night before I'm finally able to sleep. I've also been really lax about eating things that don't upset my stomach. This means I've been eating more freely and getting more calories and (probably) more protein, but it also means my stomach pains/issues keep me up more often than I'd like. Soooo I need to eat less soy, gluten-y things and dairy (read: ice cream, let's be honest) and more stuff that works for me. I am trying hard to look at pizza and re-frame my thinking from "I want to crawl inside that cheesy blanket and eat my way out" to "that will most definitely make the next 1-2 days of my life difficult."

July
July 1: HIIT with Nick.
July 2: treadmill 3.5 @ 6.4, plus cooldown. 3.75 in 35:50 (on 2% incline, as if that makes this sound any speedier)
July 3: bike 18.2 in 1:05 (16.8 mph)
July 4: treadmill- w/u 1 @ 6.0, 3x (1.05 @ 8.0, 0.5 @ 5.0) plus another 1 x 0.5 @ 8.0, then cooldown. 6.65 in 60
July 5: 3.7 miles outside at 8:07 pace, sort of on accident
July 6: off
July 7: off
July 8: 10.0 miles on the rail trail. Hated life. 
July 9: 3 miles with Nick @ 8:34
July 10: 26.8 miles biking @ 17.6
July 11: w/u 1.0 @ 6.0, 5.0 @ 7.5 (UGH), 1.0 @ 6.5, c/d, 7.25 in 1:02
July 12: 3.3 outside @ 8:09
July 13: 12.3 outside @ 9:24 
July 14: off
July 15: HIIT 
July 16: 6.25 in 58 min- 5 @ 6.5, 1 @ 6.6 with extra incline. Treadmill because it was HOT. 
July 17: bike 17.3 miles @ 17 mph
July 18: 6.35 on tmill in 59 mins- 4 @ 6.5, 1 @ 6.6, 1 @ 6.7
July 19: 6.45 on tmill in 59 mins -  3 @ 6.5, 1 @ 6.6, 1 @ 6.7, 1 @ 6.8, 0.2 @ 6.9 plus cd
July 20: off
July 21:  8 miles outside@ 8:37
July 22: HIIT ('the usual' 5 x 4 minutes) plus abs and arms
July 23: 5.35 on the tmill- start @ 6.5, up by 0.1 each mile till done.
July 24: bike 27.1 miles in 1:40some (16 mph including stops)
July 25: tmill 7.35- 1 @ 6.1, 5.1 @ 7.6, 1.0 @ 6.6 plus c/d
July 26: tmill 5.45 - all @ 6.5, because it was in the morning.
July 27: off- hiked a few miles with Nick. 
July 28: 16 miles @ 8:42 !!!!!
Ju;y 29: 1700 m swimming!
July 30: 4.3 miles outside @ 8:13
July 31: 21 miles @ 16.8 (or 17 if you believe my dad's Garmin)

July totals: 115 miles in 16 runs, 3 x HIIT, 100 miles in 5 rides, 1700 m swimming 

Year total: 601 miles!

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