After months of anticipation it’s time to put my nose back to the grindstone.
#SeaKatyWheeze: Week 1
Day 1 – Sunday 5/27
Rest & Recovery from being in a wedding in San Diego over the weekend, and flew 3000 miles to get home. Not much time for running when you’re downing an antipasto plate at 35000 feet while watching Pitch Perfect 3.
Day 2 – Monday 5/28
Needed. To. MOVE. I knew I wasn’t playing with a full deck after the weekend, but I had to get outdoors. Turned the watch on, didn’t check my pace once, just wanted to hold a steady effort. Pleasant surprise, clocked in with a 9:59/mi average.
This was my first run longer than 800m in the Brooks Ravenna 9 and I was quite happy with how they felt. 🙂
Day 3 – Tuesday 5/29
Tempo Run (Treadmill)
2mi Warmup 5.2mph (11:32/mi)
2mi Tempo 6.7mph (8:57/mi)
1mi Cooldown 5.2mph (11:32/mi)
It’s amazing how a good race makes you forget all the evil training days for 9 months. I REMEMBER NOW.
I did this on the treadmill to force my legs to keep up. The gym was super stuffy and felt no cooler than the oven outdoors. First quarter mile of tempo felt amazing, middle mile felt challenging but okay, last half mile I was doing everything I could to distract myself from the fact that I wasn’t done yet.
Walked the first .1 of the cooldown mile and picked it up to 5.2-5.4 to finish it out.
I am one sweaty mess.
Day 4 – Wednesday 5/30
Back Squat (5 reps at 65%) – 105 lbs
Back Squat (5 reps at 75%) – 125 lbs
Back Squat (5+ reps at 85%) – 145 lbs
75 Double Unders
30 Squat Cleans (85 lbs)
75 Double Unders
I haven’t been under a heavy barbell in a while and the tax my legs felt on this proved it. Apparently 5 reps at 145 on a back squat is tiring now. That weight used to be cake. Also, the Rx weight for the WOD was 115. I did one clean at Rx before we began, and it felt like RXing would defeat the metabolic intention of the WOD, so I scaled. Except I motored steadily through the workout and after finishing in 7 minutes felt like I should have gone 10-20lbs heavier than I did. Whoops.
Day 5 – Thursday 5/31
5mi HR <145
BAHAHAHHAHA. Aka what the fuck. Apparently I’m not in good shape. My HR SKYROCKETED to the point where I thought my watch was drunk. Training log app comments verbatim:
WHAT. THE. FUDGE. I have no idea how my HR was that high given the fact that you couldn’t pay me to run any slower than that. I even stopped and took my HR manually a few times to make sure the watch wasn’t drunk. The only thing I can think of is that I had an ice cream sundae covered in candy at 3:30 that could have contributed to a higher HR overall? If it’s not that then I have no flipping clue what just happened.
No lie, I looped back home to pee in the middle of this run and didn’t turn the Garmin off in hopes that the temporary dip in HR would drag my average down a bit. It probably didn’t.
Day 6 – Friday 6/1
BRB just flying the equivalent(ish) from NYC to London. (200 miles short, whatever.)
My legs needed a rest anyway.
I missed out on National Donut Day at my favorite spot thanks to a hefty thunderstorm-induced flight delay, which made for an exhausted and disappointed Katy.
Day 7 – Saturday 6/2
For my second trip to the west coast in as many weeks, I had to be up at 3:30a to get to work by 4. Work proceeded to be bonkers, but I beelined it for Blue Star and FINALLY got my donuts after I got out.
Upon making it back to the hotel, I promptly dragged my jet-lagged rear end out for a plod along the river before demolishing a lemon poppyseed piece of heaven.
Week 1 Stats
Miles Run: 18
WODs Done: 1
Calories Burned: 2510
Miles Traveled: 5607
Nights on the Road: 2