Two long workouts

Phew. Yesterday’s first: since I had an unplanned day off (glad to be back in the office today!) and excellent weather, I took advantage of that and went for a long run. Initially I dialed in 5 miles, but by the time I got to 3.5 I was like "why not 6?" and then I was like "why not an even 10k?" and then I was like "why not the fastest 10k I’ve ever run?" So… that’s what I wound up doing. 6.26 miles in 1:10:35. I was pretty pleased to improve on previous 10k paces by around a minute per mile, and it felt luxurious to be able to do a long run on a weekday, too.

Today I was back in the weight room for a 5×5 B workout. My hip flexors are a little tired from all the running, but it worked out fine and all my lifts felt strong and good. The accessory work today was harder than the big lifts!

Squat – 2x5x45lb, 2x5x95lb (warmup), 5x5x140lb
OHP – 2x5x45lb (warmup), 5x5x65lb (same as last time, will bump next week)
Deadlift – 5x135lb (warmup), 5x205lb
Bonus: back extensions, farmers walk, planks, weighted ball crunches, weighted side bends – all the good core stuff

I’m definitely looking forward to eating lunch in a few minutes…

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