This was one of those weeks where I really don’t know what I would do without running. It kept me sane throughout a stressful week and was the only consistency I could count on. Here’s how it went:
Sunday 9/22: Yoga in the park
Monday 9/23: 5.29 miles easy (average pace 8:36) Core work. For this run I added in a few faster intervals. I felt good and ran one of my miles in under 8:00.
Tuesday 9/24: 8 miles (average pace 9:31) , ab work, PM Yoga. Kept this run super easy but was happy to get in a longer run on a weekday.
Wednesday 9/25: 5.5 miles (average pace 8:45), strength workout. I alternated easy and hard miles for this run.
Thursday 9/26: Yoga (I signed up for a free trial of Reflexion Yoga)
Friday 9/27: 4.23 miles (average pace 8:18), core work. This was supposed to be a “pace run”, but ended up faster than MGP just to get used to running a little harder again.
Saturday 9/28: 14 miles (average pace 8:54) completed the Oiselle Runner’s Dozen before the run. When I started my legs felt heavy and my first mile was 9:45. I used the first 5 to get my pace down to closer to 9:00. When my watch hit 50 minutes, I started the following workout: 10 minutes on, 6 minutes off, three times. Then I ran comfortably until I hit 14 miles (but did push it at the end). This is how my paces looked, but above I used my “average moving pace” because when I looked at the map I lost satellite for a little bit around the harbor, adding some time to the run.
Total Miles: 36.58
I wanted to try to run in the clothes I would wear on race day, but I have no idea what the weather will be like. I remember last year (I was injured, but watched Rob race the 5K), it was kind of cold, but other years its been hot enough for shorts and a tank top. I am leaning towards a tank top with arm sleeves, shorts, and compression socks.
The rest of Saturday was spent cleaning, grocery shopping, church, crock pot chili for dinner, and wine.
This morning I went to the last yoga class of the season at the harbor.
When the class started I felt really tight, but by the end I felt a million times better
I am hoping to spend the rest of today relaxing and mentally preparing for another busy week!