After Friday's miserable run/death march, I took the whole weekend off. My legs were really sore from it and my mind needed a break. I needed a few days to rest, both physically and mentally before this week's 20 miler and the craziness I have for the next three weekends.
Monday: 4 miles easy on the 'mill. I actually kept it easy for once.
Tuesday: Cross training on the bike, followed by squats, lunges, and strength training.
Wednesday: Day off.
Thursday: Quick 5k. Was in a bit of a rush because my carpool (i.e. the Jayhawk) wanted to head home (our gym is at work). I used it as an opportunity to push the pace a little more than I have lately. Legs felt well rested and my foot didn't give me any trouble.
Friday: Rest. Made homemade ravioli. It was yummy.
Saturday: Woke up feeling a little off and as I got ready to run, I realized my garmin was dead. Took it as a sign and postponed my long run to Sunday.
Welcome to Emory.Sunday: 19.5 miles. I mentally broke the run up into four 5 milers to help make it a little easier. I fueled every 5 miles (3 Island Boost!) and it worked well. The weather was so nice and peaceful (since it was early Sunday morning), I ran the whole thing sans music. Good mental training and a lot of alone time. The hardest part was around mile 15 when I was actually only 2 miles from home by the most direct route, but I powered through and got it done. I ran through a lot of fun sides of the city including Emory University, Freedom Parkway, The Carter Center and the Presidential Library, as well as a lot of fun neighborhoods.
The Emory gates early in the morning.How was your week? Do you like exploring different areas of your city/town on your runs?