Vermont City Marathon Training Week 17
What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 05/09/16: Rest | 10 Miles @ 10:33 Pace
I needed to make up my missed long run, so I set out after work intending to just take it easy and enjoy some birthday miles. The weather was great, not too hot, not too cold, and I had a decent route planned out. It took a while to get warmed up, but once I did, my quad was totally fine. Unfortunately, my foot was still bothering me quite a bit.
Tuesday 05/10/16: 50 Minute Caterpillar Run | Rest
I did a few ankle and hip strengthening exercises, but because of the amount of pain I’d felt in my foot on Monday’s run, and because we had dinner with Ben’s parents out in Underhill, I decided to forego a run and just let my foot rest. I also emailed with Coach Suz about possible next steps for treating the foot. Ugh.
Wednesday 05/11/16: Hot Yoga | Hot Yoga
I’m still really, really jazzed about getting back to hot yoga. I’m hopeful that a more regular practice will be a good complement to running, and also help me manage my typically high stress levels.
Thursday 05/12/16: VT Corporate Cup Challenge 5k | 5k @ 10:23 Pace
It was hot, hot, hot, but I got it done, and it was pain-free. Stay tuned for a recap later this week.
Friday 05/13/16: Rest/Strength | Rest/Strength
I did some hip and ankle stuff, but otherwise just took it easy and went to bed relatively early.
Saturday 05/14/16: 40 Minute Easy Run | 4.52 Miles @ 9:45 Pace
Not exactly an “easy” run, but I was with the group from Athleta, and they were all super speedy, so I felt compelled to keep up. Thankfully, the foot was without complaint during the run, but I’m still getting odd tweaks and twinges at other times
Sunday 05/15/16: 16 Miles Easy | Rest/Strength
I skipped this run. Blatantly skipped it. I’ve got plenty of excuses, but the long and the short of it is that I just plain didn’t want to do it. I’m just feeling over this whole marathon thing, to be perfectly frank. It was a gross, cold, rainy/snowy day, and I just plain didn’t want to run. I did hip and ankle strength but that’s it.
Weekly Mileage: 14.52
Total 2016 Mileage: 341.1
I know that skipping Sunday’s final long run really isn’t doing me any favors, but I honestly couldn’t make myself do it. I may expand on how I’m feeling later this week, but I’m trying to wait until I’m better rested before saying things that I don’t really mean and coming off super negative and rant-y. For now I’ll just say that there’s a lot going on at the moment, and I’m having trouble managing my stress and anxiety. My current mood is not helped by the fact that it’s currently spitting snow outside…
Tell me something fun on this cold, dreary Monday!