Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
Tuesday: Stayed inside on the treadmill mostly because I knew I could control the pace and keep it light. Felt a little sluggish, but no aches, pains, or other issues. Yay!
Planned: 5 miles Actual: 5 miles (8:47/mile pace)
Wednesday: Was back inside due to impending rain. Probably best because it allowed me to control the pace for another day. Nothing has felt off since Saturday's race, I'm just trying to take my training and recovery more seriously (i.e. not push when not needed). Rolling and compression for recovery.
Planned: 6 miles Actual: 6 miles (8:44/mile pace)
Behold, Doc Broc!Thursday: A 5k was held on work this morning to celebrate Men's Health week. My coworkers and I thought it was only for men, so we were a little bummed when we went down to cheer on our male coworker and found out it was coed. I did have running stuff in my office for my afternoon run, but nothing for a shower. Next time I will be prepared. On a happy note, I did get to meet Doc Broc, a piece of Broccoli dressed up as a doctor to teach kids and adults about healthy eating.
Planned: 5 miles Actual: 5 miles (8:42/mile pace)
Friday: Rested like a champ (but not like a few weeks ago!). I was tired and ready for a little extra rest. Sometimes I think the mental break of a rest day is just as important as the physical.
Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
My new Hospital Hill Run backpack in action!Saturday: First big one of the training cycle. I was tired before I started, tired during it, and tired after it. The best thing I can say about the run, is that I got it done and really that is all I had to do. The sun came out right before mile 5 and shortly afterward I realized I was not carrying enough electrolytes, so I felt very blah by the end of the run.
Planned: 16 miles Actual: 16.25 miles (9:32/mile pace)
A labor of love.Sunday: Legs felt a little heavy in the morning and I wasn't able to run until the afternoon because of Father's Day bowling in the morning (new favorite strength training exercise, great lunge workout for one side of you body). Due to the heat (90+), I ran inside and kept it light. Over all, feeling good after a big mileage week!
Planned: 6 miles Actual: 5.75 (8:49/mile)
Recovery athletics at it's best.More traveling to one of my most favorite places is on tap for next week with another half marathon. I promise this one is only a training run because it takes place at 7000+ feet and I have no business pushing the pace at altitude or so close to last week's race. My race goal is to soak in all the pretty views.
How did your week shape up? Any excitement on tap?