Monday: I was excited for the kick off of Shark week. Unfortunately, the Discovery channel has decided to fill the week with a bunch of fictional shows and bad science. Sadness.
Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
Shark week appropriate snacking.Tuesday: Felt a little sluggish for the first two miles, but was able to get in the grove after that. This has happened before after rest days, especially rest days after big weekends. Spent a little extra time foam rolling and foot rolling after my run to get out the kinks.
Planned: 6 miles Actual: 6 miles (8:46/mile pace)
Wednesday: I spent the day in a 7 hour training class and, to put it nicely, I wasn't in the mood to run. I think I was just so bored that nothing was really stimulating. The Jayhawk reminded me a run would do me well (and save him from my grumpy self for the rest of the evening), so off I went. It turned into being a rather strong run and it felt really good. Unfortunately I only had time for 7ish, but I vacuumed too, so I got in a little extra cardio (much to the horror of the Monster).
Planned: 10 miles Actual: 7.08 miles (8:14/mile pace)
They just won't get dirty. Might be time for puddle jumping.Thursday: In light of the fact that it's less than 2.5 weeks until race day, I went down to Lullwater park to continue breaking in my new seafoam beasts (and get them dirty so I don't totally look like a newbie on race day). Nothing went wrong on this run, I just didn't really have any bounce in my step. I did see a small deer while in the park, which was rather bizarre. Though the park is woodsy and green, it is smack across the street from Emory University, the CDC, and all the traffic that goes with them. Not exactly the kind of spot you would ever expect a deer to live. But maybe she was a city girl.
Planned: 8 miles Actual: 6.5 miles (8:54/mile pace)
Friday: I was lucky enough to win a copy of the Athlete's Guide to Yoga from Beth at Running with the Sunrise. I am pretty pumped about it and have started with chapter 13: Lower legs. I have chronically very tight calves and hopefully increasing my lower leg flexibility will alleviate some of the trouble.
Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
(Affiliate Link)Saturday: Joined the Jayhawk for his long run and logged 7 miles with him. We don't always get a chance to run together due to training schedule and different paces, but it's nice to change it up once and a while. Went back out for a solo 5k afterward to round out the day to 10.
Planned: 10 miles Actual: 10 miles (first 7 at 11/mile pace, last 3.1 at 7:58/ mile pace)
Sunday: Recovery day. Nothing exciting to report. Kept it easy and started to over think that I was entering taper.
Planned: 10 miles Actual: 8 miles (8:41/ mile pace)
How was your week? How do you deal with tapering?