It was a nice week of London running and life, capped off with a weekend in the town of Bath. I plan to share a separate post summarizing what we did in Bath, so for now I’ll focus on the Vienna training part!
Monday: Rest day from running. I did Iron Strength lower body after work + some Peloton core.
Tuesday: Back at it- I brought Ruth on my morning run, that included a workout: warm-up, 12 min tempo, recover, 2×6 minute tempo with jog in between, cool-down for 8 miles. Core after work.
Wednesday: One of the partners at our firm was in town and he is a runner, so I organized a morning run for the office (it was raining and only four of us showed, but that’s okay!)
First, run commute, 5 miles, then the social run, 3.5 miles. 8.5 miles on the day. Another Iron Strength session + core after work.
Thursday: Another tempo-ish workout: warm-up, 30 minutes moderate, cool-down. 9 miles total. Felt a little guilty still in shorts when Minneapolis was getting two feet of snow!
After work, I joined a few colleagues at another play, this time it was a one-man show called “My Son’s A Queer, So What Do You Do?”
“Rob Madge’s autobiographical solo show My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) is a coming-of-age story that celebrates Madge’s experience of growing up queer in a supportive family.“
It was a mix of the actor singing and dancing while sharing home videos of his childhood; it was really heartwarming as his parents and grandparents were so incredibly supportive. It made me laugh and it made me cry. Really lovely.
Friday: Ruth, Dustin, and I ran 7 miles before working from home (after 4 days in the office.) We logged off of work a little early, as we had a train to catch from Paddington station to Bath Spa on the Great Western Railway. (The pups stayed home with one of our Rovers.)
Saturday: Long run in Bath! I’ll share more about our weekend exploring Bath, but we covered 15 miles via a big loop of Bath, along the Kennet & Avon canal and then through the Two Tunnels Greenway.
This route included running through the longest pedestrian tunnel (over a mile.) It was a unique experience!
Sunday: Another run in Bath, just 5.4 miles. I’m writing this post on our train back to London. Stop by later this week for a recap of exploring Bath!
Summary: 53 miles of running, 2 Iron Strength sessions, attempt at daily core on Peloton.
That’s a wrap! I’m linking up with Running on the Fly and Confessions of a Mother Runner; check out their blogs to connect with other fitness bloggers for workout ideas and inspiration!
I want to run through that tunnel!!! Was it dark in there? I just love how it’s tucked into the hill like that.
Sounds like you had a nice week and don’t feel one bit guilty about wearing shorts! We would all love to be wearing shorts, lol.
There were lights- nothing very bright though, so as the cyclists came towards you, it was tough to see them coming unless they had lights on their bikes!
Oooh! I can’t wait to hear all about Bath. I love how you got to explore by doing a 15 mile run. Sounds like you had a fun week. Yes, you wouldn’t be wearing shorts in Minnesota!
Yes, we saw a lot of Bath via that long run, though you could have also done it on a bike!
What a great week of running and other fun activities you had! I’m not so sure how I’d feel about running through a 1-mile tunnel. I’m sure I’d do it but might get a little creeped out. Was it well lit or did you wear a headlamp?
It wasn’t well lit- but it was lit, ha! I could have used a headtorch, to be fair!
Unlike Wendy, I am not a fan of tunnels I can’t see to the other end of. Was it lit? Was it scary?
How great to organize a group run for your officemates.
Can’t wait to see more of Bath,
I definitely couldn’t see the end of it, and it was a mile that just went on and on and on! But a unique experience for sure.
It’s crazy how much snow Minnesota has gotten! Knock wood, central Iowa has been very lucky (northern Iowa not so much). That tunnel does look enticing!
Yes, definitely some record setting snow in Minnesota! I don’t miss dealing with that!
Looking forward to hearing about your trip to Bath! Sounds like a great week of training and travel for you all
Bath was lovely!
Bath is supposed to be so beautiful! I’ll come back and check out your post about that. The area with the tunnel looks lovely for walking and running.
And I think it’s so cool that you organise office runs and also for people who are visiting!
Bath was well worth a visit if you have the chance Susanne!
Bath was one of the places we took all of our American visitors. So fun! Wow your marathon is sneaking up fast! That play sounds like an entertaining one.
Interesting! I think one of my sisters + fam are doing the full day Bath + Stonehenge on a bus, but that didn’t really appeal to us.
Wow. Time is flying by. Your marathon will be here in no time.
Kudos on another great week of training runs.
Can’t wait to hear more about Bath.
Thanks Darlene, hope you’re hanging in there!
A good week! I wouldn’t fancy that tunnel, though. There’s quite a long one on the way into town on the canal and that’s enough for me!
The second tunnel was much much shorter (maybe 300m?). 1600m is a long way to run in a tunnel!
Love it! I wish we had so many cool things to experience here! I feel like sometimes, I’m in a cultural desert.
I can’t believe we are at 8 weeks!
That tunnel looked super cool!
The tunnel was unique, glad we had a chance to experience it by foot!
You always find the coolest things to do! And on the run! Although a mile long tunnel actually sounds kind of creepy.
All thanks to the internet and lots of googling around about where to run in Bath and we found this tunnel route!
Four people for a rainy run sounds like a decent turnout! I think I would have been a bit freaked out by that tunnel. It would make me a bit claustrophobic! (I’m weird like that) You are really making the most of your stay in Europe. Such fun trips!
Haha, I guess you’re right! 4 isn’t too bad on a rainy morning 🙂