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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer Weekly Workout #5

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Saturday-  REST!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday- Full body strength workout in the gym. We were leaving for the beach later that morning so I wanted to get in some weights while I had access to a gym.

Monday- Extremely hot 5 mile run at Rehoboth Beach. I found a little trail to run on that was semi shaded. I just ran back and forth on that so I didn't have to deal with direct sunlight. My legs felt like lead, and my pace was nearly a minute slower than normal.



Tuesday- 11 miles in Cape Henlopen State Park. It was supposed to be 10 miles but I got lost. I was hot and tired the whole time. Why did I feel so out of shape this week? I took a cold dip in the ocean right after.




Wednesday-  


Thursday- Finally, a run I can be proud of! It was actually "cool" out by summer standards today. Maybe I don't perform well in the heat.


Why was my Monday 5 miles a whole minute slower than
my Thursday 10 miles?


Friday-  5 mile run @ 8:01 pace, then lifting: back/biceps/abs (no legs, dumb IT band). I had a picture of my Garmin to share with you (like my other runs) but my camera is all the way in the dining room and I am laying on my comfy couch and I just do not want to get up.


Pros- I lifted 3 times and my Thursday run made me feel like myself again!

Cons- The heat made me feel very out of shape. And ever since my speed work last week, my IT band has been bothering me... that sucks. So I was afraid to do speed this week. Seriously, every run I do lately (except Thurs and Friday) feels like an effort. Maybe I need a whole rest WEEK?

Oh, one more CON...


I know this armpit/lat chaffing doesn't look too bad, but it actually hurts a lot!
It started on Tuesday and has just progressively gotten worse.
I need some body glide, STAT.
Why are my lats suddenly chaffing!?
ps. Excuse my armpit stubble.
Have you ever taken a rest week?
Weirdest place you have chaffed?

13 comments:

  1. Ouch! Across my back and the front of my chest are unusual places I've chaffed.....back was a result of my water belt and chest was from stashing Gels in my sports bra...lol. I take rest weeks when I'm sick or post marathon. I should take them more but I'm stubborn.

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    1. Ooh yah my hydration pack will get me every time! On and if ever stick something in my sports bra other than my boobs... chaffe city.

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  2. I get chaffing under my arms and can get it across my back where my bra lands It doesn't happen often. I just use speed stick deodorant (not antiperspirant) -- it's this gel like formula that really works for me (and it's cheap).

    I take weeks off at a time when we travel. In February I took 9 days off while we went to Panama. I feel the break is really good for my body but they key for me is not coming back too quickly. Which I did and ended up with a hip that was really mad at me for about a month.

    I always tell myself "rest is when you make your gains".

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    1. That is a great idea to take your rest when you are on vaycay, then you can really relax and enjoy. :) I am totally using your speed stick idea today because I am going for a run and I HAVE that, but I do not have body glide or vaseline. Thanks Susan!

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    2. Yes, I get the men's kind that is just deodorant. I smell like an old man but whatever....I do anyway cuz all the ben gay & icy hot I use at night.

      Rest on vacation is something I just started these past few years and it works out great. Number one, I don't have to worry about packing workout gear, Rick doesn't have to worry about me running in an unfamiliar place, I get the rest I need and it's not really hard (we both struggle with rest days) because I am focused on other things. Because we are so active, I am still walking around, swimming in pools and sometimes I do push ups and crunches but really I just see it as a good time to let my body heal. There is exception to this. When we stay at an all inclusive in Mexico I sometimes get up (maybe 2 mornings) and do a quick 2 mile run around the resort (which is gated and very safe). I can't help it -- it's gorgeous, I am up and it's sea level so I want to feel that "easy on the lungs" run we don't get living here!!

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    3. You know on the other hand, I couldn't imagine going on vacation in CO and NOT running because of the beautiful scenery. So I guess there are two sides to the coin! I don't blame you for wanting to run at sea level. :)

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  3. My arm looks exactly like yours. And it HURTS really badly. I just like to think that my lats are so huge that they just have to rub together with my side.... Also, 25 burpees repeated four times!! You are a beast. I avoid burpees at all possible costs. I have some PTSD when it comes to them thanks to a 100 day burpee challenge I completed once.

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    1. You know what is funny- my BACK hurt the next day from either the burpees, mtn climbers, or BOTH.

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  4. The heat - but mostly the humidity - makes me feel out of shape, too. I try not to worry about pace or anything in the summer. Just completing the workout and being able to breathe makes me proud! haha

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    1. I know you have to deal with some horrible humidity. I should take a page from your book and simply adjust my expectations for the run!

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  5. OUCH. I imagine that's such a shitty place to chafe because it's an area where something is almost always going to touch it (skin, clothes, etc). I have two SCARS from where the world's worst sports bra chafed me during a long run. They are exactly where Eve's paw tattoos are and always remind me of that lol

    http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/celebrity-style-gallery/celebrity-tattoos/eve-paw-tattoos

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  6. LOL I would so rather have chaffing scars than Eve's douchey paw tattoos. That sure is the world's worst sports bra!

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  7. Ouch! I have chafed in like that and the sting in the shower- s*#t. When the humidity is up that seems to happen to me a lot more. Even off pace, you still got some great mileage in, but I relate I hate when I feel that way. I went through a spell of about two weeks in spring that was like that for me. I couldn't have a decent feeling run. I love speed work, but it does make me ache and ice.

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