In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Running||3|| 2:52:20|| 20.33||(8:29)|| 32.72||(5:16)|
| ||Orienteering||1|| 1:23:12|| 4.35||(19:08)|| 7.0||(11:53)|
| ||Strength||1|| 45:00|
| ||Soccer||1|| 35:00|
| ||Total||5|| 5:35:32|| 24.68|| 39.72|
Running 48:20  5.63 mi (8:35 / mi)
So I was regretting some of my life choices when my alarm went off at 5:45AM on Monday morning, but I somehow managed to drag myself out of bed to go running anyway. My main motivation was knowing that I wasn't going to have time to go running after work today, and I knew I would regret it if I didn't go at all. I felt ok for the first half, although my legs are still slightly sore (I assume from the gym?) and definitely tired from everything I did this weekend. I started crashing around mile 3, which was right about when the main uphill started. I thought about cutting it short, which in hindsight would have been a wise decision. The extra loop was just a painful uphill, followed by running down the hill where knees go to die. Whatever, I made it home, but I really think I need a day off. Maybe Wednesday...
Orienteering 1:23:12  7.0 km (11:53 / km)
Orienteering at North Park today. It was going pretty good for the first half or so, in spite of my legs feeling pretty tired from the long run yesterday, but starting with control 7 things started going downhill pretty fast. I just barely missed control 7, which I know because after going in a giant circle, I got back to where I had originally thought it should be, thinking, 'boy, this sure looks familiar' and the control was literally right there. I couldn't have missed it by more than 10 meters the first time, but it was pretty hidden so you had to hit it straight on to see it. After that, things just didn't go so well. It started thunderstorming right after that and in the span of about 5 minutes I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference if I had jumped in a lake. At that point, I just wanted to finish the course, but there was still a decent amount of uphill which, needless to say, I was walking. Of course it had stopped raining by the time I got back but I still looked like I had jumped in a pool, and I didn't even think to bring a change of clothes. Not the best meet ever...
Running long 1:25:30  10.27 mi (8:20 / mi)
Perfect long run weather today. My legs are still a bit sore from the gym, but they didn't feel tired at all so it wasn't really a problem. I kind of went the wrong way in Highland Park taking the wrong trail, then backtracking, and ultimately ending up going the incorrect way I had started with. It didn't really matter though because I ended up where I wanted to be eventually. Overall, going 10 miles was easier than I thought it would be, seeing as I haven't run that far in awhile. I wasn't nearly as tired as I thought I'd be at the end.
Running 38:30  4.43 mi (8:41 / mi)
So I figured out how to make myself run slower. All I have to do is break my hamstring, then get up early to run before work in the still warm and very humid weather with legs that are tired from going to the gym the night before. Seems very repeatable...In all seriousness though, this run was a bit of a struggle because my legs were tired, but my hamstring did not feel awful, so that is good. I might try to keep running before work a few days a week once the weather gets consistently hot since this wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be, but I guess we'll see.
Strength 45:00 
Finally made it back to the gym today. I really need to try to make this more of a habit. I went pretty late though, so it wasn't crowded at all which was really nice. I definitely messed up my left hamstring - I felt about 3 pops during the second set of deadlifts and I could tell that I had a limited range of motion on that leg during the last set. The good news is that I don't think it was actually the muscle, because it feels ok walking on it.
3X12 of everything except pullups:
Front squats (#60)/assisted pullups (12, 10 , 8)
Single-leg deadlifts (#35)/Incline bench press (#25 per side)
Step ups (#30)/Barbell tricep curl (#20)
Leg lifts/back extentions
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