This is 2nd week in a row I was able to do more than just running. I was able get 2 good bike rides and also get my strength training session too. I am happy with the way training is progressing. Now only need to stay away from over training. I do have very tight calf muscles so this week its time to relax a bit and lit things loosen up a bit.
We also managed to got bike ride for a lunch on one of the weekdays it was nice. The weather that day was not too hot and it was cloudy so it was comfortable riding the bike in afternoon.
The same time I also stilling trying to move the step challenge to next level and I need to top the 100K step challenge. I might miss out again this week , yesterdays rain spoiled some plans and kept me indoors for longer than I expected.
Here is how the bike ride went. We went all the way east to Leslie street and than up north to Broad view and Dundas. It was nice park there . We picked up Burritos; on the way for lunch. I am still trying to get at least 50K a month now on my bike. With running and strength training sessions I have only one day left for bike riding and that's' why I have to scale back on the mileage. Here is how the bike ride went.
For the run we ran the same route as last week and went west along Queen's Quay to Ontario place and back. It was really good tain the rain had turned into a nice mist and it was nice and foggy with slight wind. Here is how today;s run went.
As much as I dislike running in hot and humid weather I started my next #STWM training. I tried mixing running with other activities but none keep me motivated as much as running. First week was strangely hot and humid and the first run which was 3K was really hard. I had run like 8K on Sunday when it was lot cooler and it went lot better than the 3K run in downtown stop/go traffic.
The group is lot smaller this time around and with so many running rooms and Nike/Lulumon/Tribe running groups people choose what is close to them and so its all spread out. I see most of them when we go for runs just different groups. Still quite a few people form last years clinic are running again this year. As always I am sure as time goes people will drop out and especially in summer I can understand why. Its the time schools are off and probably the short period to camp or to to a beach in Canada.
Sunday's run was back to regular #STWM route we went along MTG trail and it was good. Quessquay is finally construction free and it looks nice. The new bike lanes are really great and no surprise it was packed with bikers and runners. Yesterday I over did my core strength training as my trainer pushed me a lot and I am sure after this run its going to make things worse on Monday. I hate when the dom"s pain kicks in and it makes getting up so hard. I guess it all for good cause so I have to live through this pain.
For last few weeks I have also been trying to get 100K steps a week and with running I am sure its going to easier as I keep doing this. It was fun when I would go out for a run or walk just to get the step count in to 3. I hope this week I can repeat that as well.
Here is how today's run went.
My foot injury which started at the end of winter seems to have healed now. I also took some time off and tried to strengthen my quads and glutes. All the rest and training has helped a lot. I ran 8K twice this week and both runs were good. The pace has dropped a bit but that normally takes care of itself as training goes on. Both my shoes New Balance 880v4 and 890v4 are done now , I can feel every pebble and crack on the street. I got ~500K on each and I guess its time to shop a new pair. I was going to wait for 880v5 but there is no new of it coming to market any time soon. I saw the 890v5 in the store the other day might pick it up on Wednesday.
I have also started biking once a week now at least and for last few weeks I got close to 30K rides which helps cross train. I think that also has helped . We are planning to do ride at least once a week and try to slowly increase the bike distance by taking different routes. I want to balance running and biking and slowly increase the weekly mileage.
Today's 8K run was really good. Weather was perfect not too hot and not too cold for a run. We went all the way west to Strachan and than to Trinity Bell wood Park and back. I never run through the park actually never went inside during day time. It was nice to see people running walking around in the park and the community out there in uniquely different.
Here is how today's run went.