I was up to running this week, unlike after my NOLA half — still really tired. Not sure why. Travel? Lack of sun? I also suffered a complete lack of motivation for any sort of strength training, and that definitely needs to change next week.
- Monday: JY High Mileage Reset
- Tuesday: Managed 10k steps walking through airports
- Wednesday: 3 miles easy
- Thursday: Couple of dogwalks
- Friday: 3 easy TM miles
- Saturday: Dogwalk
- Sunday: 10 LSD, JY Sunday Reset
Mileage: 16 (-9.1)
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I was tired; I won’t lie. The day before had been a very long day of travel, leaving my MIL’s house at 7 am-ish and arriving back home at 10 pm-ish (remember there’s a 3 hour time difference). Gizmo, of course, does not understand that I have just traveled 12 hours the day before, or that I recently ran a half . . . all he knows is that he wants his breakfast.
So I runcrastinated in the morning, with the payoff being that the rain had ended by the time I got out to run. I considered running to the grocery store, but I was a little time crunched what with having to go pick up Bandit, too, so I ran around the neighborhood instead (luckily for me, the pet sitter was sitting at the vet with her dog and I could leave later, although I didn’t know that when I set out).
This run was a struggle, and it wasn’t easy either. But it was negative splits — yeah, I pushed just a little that last mile to make that happen. Not that it was at all speedy.
In retrospect, I’m glad I stuck to the treadmill for this run. Running in a pouring cold rain once this week was enough for me. Thursday was really nice, but I knew I needed another rest day, and I still don’t regret taking it.
This long run was pretty good, even if the weather pretty much sucked. Didn’t I get enough cold rain last week? Apparently not, because it really poured on me for a few miles (but a few were dry, too).
The nice thing about this run was that at mile 8, where typically I’m slowing down, I felt pretty strong and the last two miles were my fastest. Not my fastest long run, but I enjoyed running on mostly flat path.
Favorites of the week
Between movies on our flights, going to a movie, and watching one on Amazon Prime, I’ve caught up with a few movies I wanted to see:
- Collateral Beauty (really enjoyed it)
- Jackie (rather strange, actually, I thought)
- LaLa Land (also strange, not a fan & glad I didn’t bother with it in the theaters — can’t believe it won Best Picture over Hidden Figures)
- The Zookeeper’s Wife (one of the few that I think was better than the book)
- Manchester by the Sea (another slow, strange, rather pointless movie, I thought, and am still scratching my head at Casey Affleck’s Oscar, too)
- I forgot Gifted! We saw this in WA & I recommend it (even if it reminds me of several movies)
Although I’d like to continue to run on trails sometimes, it won’t be in the cards next week most likely. I’d also really like to go swimming, but I probably won’t be able to squeeze that in next week either. Hopefully by the time I can it will be nicer weather. But it was nice to run on pavement more this week and see that my pace hasn’t suffered.
Sushi post LSD; sushi is always good. Not a whole lot going on this week.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Treadmill or cold rain run?
Most recent movie you enjoyed?
What are you looking forward to this week?