Planned: Rest Actual: 25 minutes of living room yoga
When yoga attacks.Tuesday: As evident from the story above, I've been having calf trouble again lately. I tend to get a lot of tightness and knots in my calves, but recently I've been getting spontaneous cramping as well when at rest. I've been working on stretching and rolling them daily to reduce the tightness and increase the flexibility. As luck would have it, I also came across a yoga challenge specifically focused on calves for runners! I am a little nervous to start posting in it because others have artistic and lovely photos, while I am struggling just to achieve the poses (you can really see how tight my calves are in some of the photos) but I figured it was a good challenge for myself and a great way to learn new poses specifically for my calves.
Planned: 5 miles Actual: 5 miles (9:10/mile); Foam rolling; light yoga
Wednesday: Ug. That is the best description I have for this run. Ug. I left my office a little later than usual and didn't have my pre-run snack. On top of that, I didn't bring any fuel with me (I did bring water/electrolytes). Yes, I know better. My energy felt low throughout the run and the humidity was really bothering my breathing. I never felt strong during this run and by then end I felt dehydrated and overheated. I may have to start carrying my hydration pack on hot afternoons instead of just my handheld. Overall it didn't bother me mentally too much. I was kind of overdue for a hard run and it definitely reminds me I need to take hydration and fueling seriously on every run, not just long runs.
Planned: 8 miles Actual: 8 miles (9:34/mile)
With all the rain we've had this spring, Atlanta is very green!Thursday: A world of difference. Though the pace isn't anything impressive, this run felt 10x better than Wednesday's. I made sure to heavily pre-hydrate an hour or so before heading to the gym and I really noticed the difference.
Planned: 5 miles Actual: 5 miles (9:07/mile)
Friday: Is there a better feeling that a sunny Friday night to kick off a 3 day weekend?
Planned: Rest Actual: Light yoga
Saturday: Joined the Jayhawk on his long run. I didn't get to finish out my miles because we were in a rush to get an open house for a place we really want to rent. Turns out house renting is a highly competitive sport and there were already 5 other families there when we got there!
Planned: 10 miles Actual: 8.1 miles (10:58/mile)
Sunday: Got in a quick 3 to make up for yesterday's mileage before meeting a group for a 5 mile run. Though we met at our usually coffee spot, we dusted off an old, rather hilly route through the Little 5 neighborhood. This may have been my fault because earlier in the week I asked the route designer if we would be having hills for breakfast. After taking 2 weeks with easy pace, the challenge of some hills was a nice change.
Planned: 6 miles Actual: 3 miles (9:06/mile); 5.4 miles (10:22/mile)
Planned: 34 miles
Actual: 34.5 milesHow was your week? Any exciting plans for the 3 day weekend?