This week was looooong, but the running was good. Despite being completely and utterly exhausted Saturday due to two nights of really bad sleep. Luckily I’m a morning person, so even after sleeping badly I’m usually okay the next morning.
But by saturday evening I could barely move — not from my run, I felt fine, but from just sheer exhaustion. I fell asleep before 8 pm on the couch while we were watching tv. Thankfully that night I slept great and woke up feeling much better!
- Monday: Dog walk, 2.5 easy run, Core Essentials L2d
- Tuesday: Dog walk, 2.56 easy run (I guess I got distracted at the end), Yoga for Athletes Core Routine, Yamuna body rolling, happy 10th birthday Chester!
- Wednesday: Dog walk, Iron Strength Full (I may have shortened up a few exercises & forgotten one round of pushups, but I did hold the planks longer this time — why are they after the burpees & at the very end, for God’s sake?)
- Thursday: Dog walk, 4ish mile tempo run on the treadmill (some equipment problems leave me unsure how long or fast this run actually was)
- Friday: Dogwalk, Core Essentials Level2d, YBB Light n Easy
- Saturday: 9 mile LSD — beautiful cool morning, great company, great run, pretty much a repeat of last saturday minus one mile
- Sunday: Dogwalk, retail therapy which resulted in 2 pairs of shoes not running related.
September is off to a strong start!
Mileage: 18 (no change)
Starting & staying strong?
Let’s just say that Monday did not start well. It involved dogs, poop, knives and a lot of frustration. And then I ran. And the world was a better place.
My legs actually felt better after my easy run Tuesday, but I could feel a mild ache in my IT that was gone by Wednesday morning. I had stopped icing, but now am icing again, preventativly, since I am not taping (except for my long run).
However, I also realized that after Iron Strength on Wednesday my IT felt fine. Even with all the pylometrics. And continued to feel fine throughout my tempo run and the next day, too. And sitting typing this on Sunday, yup, still feeling good.
After my vivoactive/treadmill failure on Thursday, I began to get worried that the vivoactive isn’t accurate. I began to be worried that I’ve been undertraining and that I thought I was faster than I actually have been (shades of my first half, which you can read about here).
So the three of us all checked our watches after our run Saturday and they all seemed to agree. And I signed up for a 5k Sunday morning. We weren’t sure we’d be here, but now we will so hopefully that will help me test out the vivoactive and boost my confidence even more.
Does your sleep effect your runs?