Biking - biking is my favorite summertime cross-training. It is hard for me to do more than 30 minutes of it on a machine, but if I can go on the open road, it is a lot of fun. So, each of my off-days from running I biked between 10-13 miles. Nothing to brag about, but a good way to go burn off some energy. Plus, the thing that is nice about biking during the summer is that I don't get as hot doing it as running. Biking in 90 degree weather doesn't feel like the Bataan Death March like running. On a related note, my dad completed a 62 mile bike ride as part of the Tour de Cure! Very impressive - I could not bike that far.
|Ye Olde Golf|
I also got in a few good session as the gym. I've been meaning to write a blog about weight/strength/core training, but I think it's going to have to wait till next week.
|Talk about a view!|
But on Thursday, I was fortunate enough to get another running buddy - two days in a row? I had gone over a month without running with anyone, so this was exciting. I ran with one of my oldest friends, Jen. We go all the way back to 7th grade cross country. She went on to run in high school and college, so there was definitely an 8-10 year gap period when we didn't run together. While we've done some running since then, this was the first time in a while. I met up with her and another running friend of hers, and we ran through downtown Rochester, which was a lot of fun. While I've lived outside of Rochester my entire life, I've only done a couple of runs through the city (including the Rochester Marathon in 2010). We had a great time! 7.5 miles flew by - just chatting and taking in the scenery.
In a nutshell (not sure if that was sort enough for a nutshell - maybe coconut), that's been the past week without a running schedule! It is nice not to have the pressure of getting every single run in and just have fun. Speaking of fun, I am off to DC in the afternoon for a long weekend visit. Going to be fun!