Normally I copy this post on Sunday or Monday and start filling it in as the week goes on. I knew I hadn’t been doing much with the post, but on Friday I realized I hadn’t even started it!
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: 3 miles TM speed ladder, dogwalk, trip to parents (before all hell broke loose)
- Tuesday: 4 miles easy, PM Dogwalk, ST (30 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga practicing & taping practicum (60 minutes), PM Dogwalk
- Thursday: Dogwalk, ST (
- Friday: 8 mile LSD
- Saturday: ST (30 min), Soul Stroll (35 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (15 min), Soul Stroll (35 min)
Mileage: 15 (-.50)
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With rain and a trip to my parents, I was on the treadmill for some speed work. Pushed the pace a little again — it was hard, but doable. Not planning to push it again soon!
Not sure how the week would play out (although still blissfully ignorant of what was going on with my parents), I decided to extend my run to 4 miles. Glad I did, since running will probably be a bit scarce the next couple of weeks.
I was bound and determined to make this a true recovery run, and I succeeded! I kept my HR low, and since I chose a somewhat hilly root, I took walk breaks when it got too high.
I had already decided to extend my long run, but just had to move it Friday. With dry air and beautiful fall temps, this was a really strong run.
Except the first mile. I started to run, and my HR shot way up. Walked, and it came right back down. This went on for almost half a mile. I was beginning to worry I was having a heart attack or something, even though I felt fine except for some understandable fatigue from this week.
Turns out the Momentum sparklet I had on that wrist was just edging under my Garmin, causing the sensors to not come in contact with my skin. Problem solved. So despite the uber-slow first mile, I actually ran a fairly normal pace at a decent HR.
Favorites of the week
Wrapping up YTT and passing the test were definitely the highlight of my week, although seriously I was too tired to really feel celebratory. Still waiting to hear on the practicum.
Soul strolls. Google Erin Stutland. It’s a wonderful way to take a walk. Usually I’ve got my hands full with the dogs.
My Dad is improving but slept most of yesterday, still working the sedative out of his system. Not sure what the future holds.
What was your last tech malfunction?
Are your recovery runs actually easy?
When was the last time you took a test that was really important to you?