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?