Steamtown training log (week 8 of 16)


Sunrise over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges on Saturday morning’s long run.

Week 8! Featuring … the continuation of Week 7’s “heat dome”! This is my sixth summer in New York City and it’s definitely the one I’ve complained about the most.

Monday 7/25/16: In addition to being my sister’s birthday, today was a rest day. Good day all around.

Tuesday 7/26/16: 5-ish miles on trails in Prospect Park with a friend. This was so hard – I just felt like a complete mess. Stomach, heel, some heat in my knee. Got home, iced, ate, and went to bed.

Wednesday 7/27/16: Biked to the climbing gym in the morning, top-roped for an hour, biked to work, biked home. After work I headed out for an intense run: 3 miles of loops on the Mount Prospect hill (6 loops total) then I met up with two other running club members for a fast (for me) loop of the park. Garmin’s giving me a 9:46 overall pace for this 6.6 miles but I’m not sure that’s accurate.

Thursday 7/28/16: Climbing in the morning (bouldering! Tackled a V4!) but otherwise a rest day.

Friday 7/29/16: Morning rainstorms meant this morning’s bike loops were canceled. And with a long run coming up tomorrow I decided to skip the 1-mile time trial on my training plan and just make it a full rest day. It felt luxurious.

Saturday 7/30/16: I set out at 4:45 am for my 15-mile long run. It was a good one, even though it was still humid, and I kept the pace pretty steady and even had some faster miles near the end. I finished up at Central Park, where the NYRR Team Championships 5-mile race was going on, and cheered as loud as I possibly could for my teammates who were running.

Sunday 7/31/16: One hour of bouldering in the morning (finished a V3+! Still working on that V4 though!). Then I ate a huge bagel/egg/cheddar avocado sandwich, then met up with C for a lap of the park in the pouring rain (just short of 4 miles).

Totals: 29 miles running, 13 miles biking, 3 hours climbing.

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