Training Week 1: Best Damn Race Savannah Half
Let’s just say it wasn’t an auspicious start to my training for my next half: I finally felt like I got back into the groove. The taping was helping my hamstrings tremendously, my paces were normal, I had a great run Friday and Saturday last week, and another great run on Monday.
Then Monday evening I felt like I’d been run over by a truck. Thankfully it ended up being just a very run-down feeling, not a real illness (knock on wood!), especially as Mr. Judy was out on the West Coast visiting family Tuesday – Friday — which in some ways actually helped, since I only had to cook to please myself and could watch the movies he doesn’t enjoy.
I took it easy — you’ll notice I ran Monday and then not again until Saturday. It’s early days in training, so better to nip this in the bud with some rest and chicken soup.
- Monday: YFRHQ Glutes, 5 miles easy
- Tuesday: Balanced Life Pilates (30 minutes)
- Wednesday: Balanced Life Pilates (30 minutes), Dogwalk
- Thursday: Dogwalk x 2 (both quickies!), YFPR Strengthen & Stabilize
- Friday: Rest Day
- Saturday: Balanced Life Pilates (30 min), Dogwalk, Last Run Albany 5k
- Sunday: Dogwalk, 7 mile LSD
Mileage: 15.1 (-3)
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I do wish the weather people could get things right, but I’m so glad I #optedoutside despite potential rain. I was rewarded with a sunny run and no rain and another run that was pretty normal paces without trying to make it so.
It’s kind of sad how grateful I am for even an hour of sun because it’s been so lacking here lately!
Some of the best weather we’ve had for Last Run — no snow & ice, thankfully, unlike last year. Winds calm. Chilly, but not terrible. Thanks to Darlene @ MyFirst5k for picking up almost all our bibs! And thanks to Running Buddy S for driving! Because a not favorite of the week was my car battery dying on Thursday.
A good “time” was had by all and I’ll recap it in Tuesday’s post.
Several friends were doing the first Winter Series (supported long runs from a local running club). The distances were 3, 5, and 15k — and none of them really jived with what I wanted to do. Not to mention it’s a really boring place to run, so I decided to go out later, because while the paths remain free of snow, there are still better options.
I carbed up at breakfast, a bit too much for 7 miles, and by the time I got out there the sun was on its way down again and it got chillier and chillier but I had a nice strong run.
Favorites of the week
A potluck was planned after our 5k yesterday, with some knitting lessons thrown in. We had at least 4 experienced knitters and then all different levels from a little knitting knowledge to none. While I’ve been knitting on and off for longer than I’ve been married — which is a long time! — it has been off the last few years so I figured I better pick up some needles to figure it out again.
I’ve never tried to teach anyone to knit before, and usually I’m a good teacher, but not so much this time. I tried, and then I just knit.
I was feeling super run down after my run on Monday, so eventually I decided to make a big batch of chicken noodle soup. It seemed to do the trick, I felt better after I had some! And yes, I made it in the Instant Pot.
I left some towels warming up on my towel warmer before I went to run, with the clothes I planned to change into on top. They were so nice and warm when I put them on!
Congrats to Running Buddy J on her first indoor triathlon today!
Let’s get the conversation started:
Go-to soup when you’re not feeling good?
Do you knit or crochet?
How’s your running going?