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Global Running Day

Even though I’m not running the miles I once was, I still make sure to get out for a run every year on the first Wednesday of June which is Global Running Day. With a client cancelation early in the morning, I quickly fit in a run rather than waiting until the end of the day and was rewarded with this badge from Garmin (affiliate link).


Overview of the Week

Before discussing each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…



Walking: 2.5 miles
• Average pace: 19:39 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 73 feet
• Start time: 9:27 AM
• Location: neighborhood trails
• Weather: 63° and overcast, climbing to 66°
• What I wore: shorts and s/s shirt

I joined my husband for a leisurely walk in our neighborhood.



Strength training: 1 hour of total body

Walking: 2 miles
• Average pace: 15:08 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 90 feet
• Start time: 4:43 PM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 78° and mostly sunny
• What I wore: shorts, s/s shirt, and visor



Cycling: 30 miles
• Average speed: 12.9 MPH
• Bike: Specialized Roubaix Comp
• Surface: paved
• Elevation gain: 1,404 feet
• Start time: 9:57 AM
• Location: W&OD Trail Ashburn/Leesburg loop with Thomas Mill and Woodburn climbs
• Weather: 69° and mostly cloudy, climbing to 79° with 13 MPH wind gusts
• What I wore: bike shorts, s/s jersey and fingerless gloves



Strength training: 1 hour of total body

Running: 5K
• Average pace: 9:43 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 104 feet
• Start time: 8:06 AM
• Location: neighborhood cirlce
• Weather: 66° and hazy, climbing to 68°
• What I wore: shorts, tank, and visor

Stretching: 10 Minutes

In addition to celebrating Global Running Day with a run, I had some excitement in the gym when my friend Ed’s trainer started playing oldies music. When Chubby Checker’s The Twist came on, we had a dance party right there in the gym!



Cycling: 10 miles
• Average speed: 18.2 MPH
• Bike: Life Fitness Lifecycle GX Spin
• Surface: N/A
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 5:59 AM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 68°
• What I wore: bike shorts and jog bra

Walking: 2 miles
• Average pace: 15:15 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 79 feet
• Start time: 6:50 AM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 56° and hazy, climbing to 59°
• What I wore: shorts, s/s shirt, and visor

I mixed it up with Kim and rode my spin bike (affiliate link) while she walked and then I quickly changed and headed outside to walk while we finished up our workout together. My sky was hazy from the Canadian wildfires and to quote Kim, “We saw the same sun, but definitely not the same sunrise.”



Strength training: 1 hour of total body

Balance and stretching: 45 minutes

Planking into the weekend…



Other than easy untimed 1-mile and then .5-mile walks, I took a rest day in preparation for Sunday’s Loudoun 1725 42-Mile Gravel Grinder. Spoiler alert: the rest day worked and I had an amazing ride!


Last Week’s Blog Posts

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…


  • • Have you ever had a dance party in the gym? ~ I’ve been known to have a few when the right song has come on!
  • • Which workouts were your most enjoyable, toughest, and/or memorable? ~ My workout with Kim and my Global Running Day run were both quite enjoyable!
  • • Did you run in race this weekend? ~ No


And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!




I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but those of the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!


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