Manic Monday – 09/28/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 09/21/15:  Rest Rest
Oh, and I rested most vigorously. My legs were a bit shot from running up and down a mountain, but the real problem was my back and shoulders. If ever there was evidence that I need to be going to Body Pump on a weekly basis, it’s the fact that my back and shoulders were stiff and incredibly sore for DAYS after the Spartan. Ouch.

Tuesday 09/22/15:  Short, Slow Run 3.5 miles @ 10:23 average pace
Unfortunately, Emily wasn’t able to join me for our final training run. Her husband was out of town so she had to take care of their toddler. I decided to head out anyway, and just maintain a comfortable pace. I forgot my Garmin at home (gasp!), so I just turned my Nike+ app on and didn’t pay any attention to pace or time. I just ran a route I knew to be a little over three miles, and it felt great. I was still pretty stiff and sore from the Spartan, but once I got warmed up, I think the running actually helped me feel better.

Wednesday 09/23/15:  Short Run + Tap Class Tap Class
I decided to save the running for Thursday and just went to tap. I’m still loving it, and it’s a great way to see some friends and get off my butt to do something a bit different once a week.

Thursday 09/24/15:  Medium Run + Sh’Bam Sh’Bam
Once again, no running. But Sh’Bam was an awesome, sweaty, 45 minute dance party, so I’m ok with it.

Friday 09/25/15:  Rest Rest
I picked up my race packet for The Color Run and ran a few errands, then just went home to relax for the evening. My stomach was off all day and I didn’t want to aggravate it the day before a race.

Saturday 09/26/15:  Color Run 5k + 6 Miles Color Run @ 13:14 ave. pace
I knew in heart that after running the Color Run, hanging out at the after party, and then driving home, I wasn’t going to want to run another six miles, so I decided to just push it off till Sunday and run 9 consecutive miles instead. Probably better for training to run it all in one go anyway. After the Color Run, I spent the rest of the day cleaning and relaxing in preparation for Sunday’s long run.

Sunday 09/27/15:  Yoga/Recovery 9 Miles @ 10:43 ave. pace
This run was a bit of a struggle, because my right hip was already hurting from the Color Run. I think I do something weird with my gait when I run slower, which makes my hip hurt more after slower runs than faster ones. Regardless, I got it done, and I’m feeling a lot better about half marathon training. I feel confident that, at the very least, I’ll be able to complete Wine and Dine without dying. Whether or not I attempt a PR half the weekend before is still up in the air. After the run, I spent a loooong time stretching and rolling my sore hip, then wore my 2XU MCS compression tights for the rest of the day.

Now that I’ve finally done a long run, I feel like I’m mostly back on track. We’ve been house sitting in Underhill these last two weeks, which means a longer commute and less flexibility for running/workouts. We’ll be back home tomorrow night, and now maybe, finally, we can get back to “normal.” I feel like I keep saying that and stuff keeps coming up. What is “normal” anyway? Here’s the tentative plan for this week:

  • Monday: Body Pump
  • Tuesday: 3 miles easy
  • Wednesday: 3 miles easy + Tap Class
  • Thursday: Run Club Speed Workout
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: Run Club (3-4 miles?)
  • Sunday:  10 miles

How was your running this weekend?

Are you enjoying some lovely, cool fall weather?

16 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 09/28/15

  1. runsaltrun says:

    Fantastic week last week! You know I’ve found that I always hurt in weird ways after slower runs too. You got it done though and that’s awesome! Oh and yeah…I totally wouldn’t have wanted to run more after The Color Run either.

  2. dgobs says:

    “What is ‘normal’ anyway?” I hear that!! Injuries aside, I feel like the past few months have been busy with odd things, leaving me putting off exercising until things get back to normal. Has that happened? Of course not. Hmph, I need to work on this. I hope your hip is feeling better!

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