This week flew by! I have been liking my new job and feeling more in the swing of things. I also can’t get enough of working from home with Bennie The Dog.
I know. I know. It’s the most awful overused snapchat filter EVER. Even Bennie looks over it in this photo.
Monday I had speed work planned. However, my foot didn’t feel PERFECT, so I decided to run easy and take extra precautions with icing instead.
Run – 3 miles easy effort at 8:36 average
Lift – chest and core
Tuesday I did 40 minutes of the step mill, lifted legs and worked core again. I like doing my leg workout after the step mill because I want my muscles to be able to work when they are fatigued – kind of like at the end of a marathon 🙂 Ideally, this will help me maintain form on longer runs.
Wednesday I did a tempo run. Let me tell you – I STRUGGLED. It sucked. Tempo runs are my favorite, because I like that push. But this day? No. I would love to tell you that I stayed positive – because this is to be expected when coming back from an injury. It was hard and I wanted to quit the whole time. I finally just turned off my music and bitched in my head hahahaha. But you know what? Next time it will be easier. So it’s fine. I’m fine. Really 🙂
Run – 6 miles @ 7:56 avg (8:30 warm up, 7:35, 7:30, 7:29, 7:53 and 8:29 cool down)
Lift – back & core (I give myself a gold star for staying and finishing my lift after the craptastic run. I just wanted to go home and shower and eat.)
Thursday was (blessedly) an easy/recovery run day. I ran on the dirt at my favorite spot and listened to a funny podcast.
Run – 4 miles easy effort @ 8:45 average
Lift – arms and shoulders
Friday was a swim day. 3000 meters took my 1:07:11. Not fast by any stretch and I so ok with it. Which is so funny to me. Maybe I’m finally chilling out? HAHA.
Bib has been picked up for Bay to Breakers on Sunday!
I actually ran/walked this race last year right after my runner’s knee was clearing up. I ran it with some friends and it was a blast. I have no time goals. Scratch that – I have a time goal to run EASY. This will be my longest run post stress fracture and it will be on asphalt. So – hold me to that guys, RUN EASY!!! In general, there are so many people that you can’t really run anyway, unless you are way way up front going balls to wall.
Anyway, last year when I ran, everyone threw tortillas at the beginning. So I am prepared this year.