Planned: Easy 5 miles Actual: Light yoga
Tuesday: Was sad to miss the first strength workout of the training cycle as they were my favorites during last marathon training, but I wanted to give the foot/ankle a few easy miles before challenging it.
Planned: 6x1 mile Actual: 5 miles (9:14/mile)
Loving the new lawn art in our area.Wednesday: Felt a little residual tightness in my foot after Tuesday's run. Nothing that concerned me too much, but definitely something to keep an eye on before it progresses.
Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
Thursday: Shifted workouts around to have one more day of easy miles. While the foot/ankle are feeling much better, I did still have some tightness after Tuesday's workout and would like to see less before starting speed and pace workouts again.
Planned: 5 miles Tempo Actual: 5 miles (9:14/mile)
Thanks for reminding me I need a shower, Monster. Real subtle.Friday: Decided to give a pace work a try. My foot/ankle were feeling a lot better with only some stiffness while running. Didn't really effect me at all during the run and post run I didn't see any issues. A few rest days seem to have done the trick!
Planned: Easy 6 miles Actual:7 miles (5@8:13/mile)
Matchy matchy for the second time in a week. Not sure what's up with that.Saturday: Woke up feeling good and made up some easy miles. Still feeling a little tightness going uphill, but that make sense given how the injury came about.
Planned: Easy 5 miles Actual: 6 miles (9:14/mile)
Sunday: A surprise family visit threw my day off a bit, but I managed to squeeze in a workout later that evening (in some impressive humidity). Ran (quite literally) into the Jayhawk at the end of my run and we finished the last 0.5 mile together.
Planned: 10 miles long run Actual: 5.5 miles (9:11/mile)
Awesome new tiny library in our neighborhood.All and all a little less mileage than I hoped for the week, but I am proud of myself for actually respecting my body and not just trying to run through the tightness I was feeling. It's never enjoyable to skip workouts, especially ones of importance, but I try to remind myself of my bigger goals.
How was your week? Do you ever take time off for tightness or soreness?