While I didn’t get a major reaction to the booster, it seems it’s not done with me. This week I alternated between feeling okay and not okay, but I got my runs in and also got an easy hike in as well. I am trying to catch the Fall color, but yes, it’s early days still.
- Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day (was it? don’t really remember!)
- Tuesday: Yoga (35 min), 4 mile “tempo” run, Yoga (20 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, PB MetCon (25 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (35 min), P Pilates (10 min), Some light hiking @ Thacher Park 3ish miles, Yoga (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga (20 min), 10 mile LSD, Yoga (30 min)
- Saturday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), going to mom, some dogwalks for sure
Running Mileage: 15 (+3)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday intention: a little speedy
This was a confidence boosting run. I did intervals (Peloton calls these tempo runs, but it really isn’t) and the pace was consistent for all 3 intervals and a bit faster than I actually planned on. Each interval was just 6 minutes. Mile 3 was significantly slower than mile 2 though (these were the two miles with the intervals), which I believe was due to taking longer walk breaks between those intervals. My walk breaks do tend to grow in races as I get tired — something to be aware of.
Friday intention: easy & go long
This was sort of a confidence boosting run, in that I haven’t run 10 miles in about 4 years (although I’ve done 9 miles here and there). Yes, it was way slow and positive splits, but in general it felt okay and the next day there was zero soreness. My knees didn’t hurt at all, but they did kinda let me know that I haven’t run this long in a long, long time so to speak.
Saturday intention: recover
Just one short recovery mile. Stopped at the free library in my neighborhood and picked up another book. This one mile run was faster than any of my miles yesterday, but 1 mile vs 10, and road vs trail. Which is not to say it was fast — and it shouldn’t be.
Favorites of the week
It was a busy-ish week, and my body wasn’t really happy that I didn’t rest more but it was one of those weeks where most of it had to get done. I actually did rest a lot, but Garmin kept telling me I didn’t — I’m relatively sure that’s still a reaction to the booster. However, I decided we’d go to Thacher Park (where I ran that trail 10k last month) anyway. Little bits of color there, too, but still not in full swing. I thought there might be more since it’s higher elevation.
It’s not really that hard a climb down to the base of these falls, but it’s harder for this short person to get back up. Maybe not the best idea before running you first 10 miler in years — but it went relatively well.
Always worth it to me though. These falls are basically in the middle of nowhere, right behind a pizza joint (really good pizza, wish it wasn’t about 45 minutes away). So far there’s never been anyone else there as I’m communing with the falls.
ICYMI: Ready to boost your immune system, open your hips and your chest — all while letting go of your past? Then flow with me here, You can also listen to my Intro to Affirmations here, Letting Go Affirmations here. Metal is the element of Fall. I’ll explain more here.
Coming up on Friday: Teatime conversations. Maybe I’ll get around to goals and wrapping up September on Tuesday — hmm, yes, I should work on that!