So, I have been doing some running :p
Let’s rewind to last week-
Sunday (Easter)- OFF
Monday- BOSTON MARATHON- 26.2 (garmin had me at 26.5- Obviously I ran poor tangents)
Wednesday- 60 minutes arc trainer, light resistance
Thursday- OFF, 90 Minute massage
Friday- 60 minutes Arc trainer- regular routine (Cardio setting, level 10)
Saturday- 8.2 miles with Nicole, 9 min avg pace
Total Miles Run- 34.7, + 2 hours XT
Sunday- 10 (total miles) w/Mom- Pain in foot (knot)- walked last mile. 10 min/mile avg pace.
Tuesday- 60 minutes arc Trainer- Cardio, level 10
Wednesday- 10 miles w/ Nicole; 8:55 avg pace
Thursday- 13 miles w/Nicole; 8:26(?) Avg pace- at least for 11 miles- my phone and therefore my app that I was using died. Felt awesome for 8 miles, then tummy trouble for the rest of the run.
Friday- OFF, unless I change my mind
Saturday- 6-8 (proj)
Total Miles- 41-ish
How am I feeling? I was really dragging at the end of me and Nicole’s Thursday run- her BIRTHDAY run- and instead of the 15 she wanted I bagged out a bit early. In some ways I am suprised at how fast I am recovering from Boston- but at other times I am feeling DEAD tired. I have also been battling a really bothersome (and earlier in the week, worrisome) stomach “thing”- I *think* that I ate a cold salad that was a litttttle too aged last Saturday and it left me completely and totally wretchedly ill all Sunday into Monday- and without going into detail, I was TIRED. In ways, I am not surprised that I still had tummy issues on Thursday since I haven’t felt totally normal yet.
What has been great: I literally have not run alone in a week. Between my Mom and Nicole, we have done all of (my) running in teams! I NEVER would have gotten up at 4:40 on Wednesday morning to run… let alone run 10 miles on my own- yet when there is someone that you know will be waiting for you- YOU GET UP. Miracles. We are looking forward to lots of sunrises… we know we will have to make due with a few sunsets since no schedule is perfect- but Nicole and I get the birds and frogs, lavender sky, and dewy 5 AM grass and we are NOT sad about it.
Upcoming: This Sunday, Mom and I are running the Redding Race for the Cows! It’s a half marathon- and I am SO psyched to be running in the town that I grew up in. I am not “racing”, per se- we are in it for the enjoyment.
Also upcoming- the return of SPEEDWORK! WOOO HOO. Not. YAY. Not. I love/hate speedwork- LOVE it when it is done. HATE how much it can hurt/suck. But- I want to be faster. And that takes work!
Soooo, happy Friday- happy Weekend, happy Running, and happy eating!