This week went a lot better than last week. Sort of. A few annoyances — like the never ending rain (or so it seemed), the on & off achiness of my ankle, some screw ups with my Garmin. All in all, though, a solid week.
- Monday: Dogwalks, YFPR Hips, PT Exercises x 2
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 5 miles easy, Abs, PT Stretches x 2
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated, PT Stretches x 2
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 4 mile tempo run, PT Stretches x 2
- Friday: Dogwalk, Physique 57 Arms & Abs, PT Stretches x 2
- Saturday: Dogwalk, YFR Hamstrings, 7 mile LSD, PT Stretches x 2
- Sunday: Just lots of short dog walks (visiting the folks)
Mileage: 16 (-4)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
Man Tuesday’s run was frustrating. I’m still not sure how I did this, but when I paused my Garmin at a crosswalk, somehow I managed to end the run — halfway through.
When I restarted it on a new run, I was running . . . and running . . . and running . . . no walk break. I stopped and tried to see what was happening, and there was no run/walk intervals setting. I thought my Garmin had reset itself! My first clue should have been the fact that instead of showing me pace, it was showing me mph.
Somehow I had hit biking instead of running!
The run wasn’t bad other than that. I know I got in my 5 miles (and just a tad more), I’m just not quite sure what the paces were. I know the first half was on the slow side, but that’s okay — again, I want the speed in my race, not in my training runs at this point!
Thursday I actually chose to run on the treadmill. The weather has been raw, dreary, and rainy all week long. It didn’t rain Thursday, but it did threaten and I just decided the treadmill would be kinder to my joints and take less time. My ankle has been feeling great since my chiropractor appointment on Tuesday!
Why didn’t I make it for next week, closer to the race?
Saturday’s long run with Denise went well, despite the positive splits. And despite all my whining about our weather yesterday, it was a beautiful morning to run. Last long run before my half, last long run with Denise who will be going to Venice to run a half — lucky girl!
Knee is fine, ankle is still a bit on and off, although more off than on. Stretching, icing, rolling — hopefully week’s break from running after my half will calm it down. Today it felt really good — maybe because aside from walking Lola throughout the day (including at 5:30 this morning to avoid the rain before going to my parents), there was very little activity.
I think my ankle will be happy when I take a break from running after my half (just for a week).
Favorites of the Week
Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie pancakes
From my pancakes/waffles pinterest board after my long run. Not what I planned, but I was suddenly craving them when I got home and they sure hit the spot.
Getting down to my lowest weight in about 15 years or so. Sadly, what with travel and racing, it’s probably only for a hot minute — but it’s kind of like a PR — if you can get there once, it builds your confidence that you can get there again.
This Mohawk braid. Not my best look, but does a good job of keeping my hair out of my face. A regular braid doesn’t because of the long layers in my hair; the flyaways around my face usually drive me crazy, but this works pretty well.
Brunch with my parents, sister, & her family. Smoked salmon eggs Benedict & a red velvet cupcake. Really good! The salmon eggs benedict was on potato pancakes, not english muffins.
And that’s a wrap!
Favorite running hairstyle?
Pancakes or eggs or both?