Oh, hey there!
Sorry for not getting this post up yesterday. J and I decided on a somewhat impromptu camping trip (more on that tomorrow!), and I didn’t have the foresight to write it before we left. So, here it is! Happy Tuesday!
I’m pretty happy with the way this week played out. I was feeling dead tired by the end of it, and I’m sure it has a lot to do with the fact that I need new shoes…badly. And I did a few too many hard runs.
Monday – 10 trail miles
Since I already wrote about this run, I’ll just leave you with this picture.
Tuesday – 3 recovery miles with Rudy, 8:04 pace
Monday’s run really beat up my legs and I wasn’t planning on running Tuesday morning. But, I don’t go into work on Tuesdays until 11:30 (truly, it’s ridiculous) and it was a beautiful morning and Rudy wanted to run! We set out at around 8:15am and it was already warm enough for shorts and a tank top. It was glorious. We covered 3 easy miles and called it a day.
Wednesday – Yoga, 45 min + ab work
Since my legs were still feeling pretty darn bad, I decided to opt for some yoga after work. I got home, set up my mat and pulled up Yoga Download’s Yoga for Runners. I did some much needed stretching and felt brand new afterwards. Then I tacked on some planks and other ab work for fun after.
Thursday – 4 trail miles in Sedona, 8:15 avg
My run looked like this:
I cannot even.
I found a new trail on my way to the one I’ll typically run after work and I about died of happiness. Which explains the rather too-fast pace. I got done after this run and knew right away that I ran it a little too hard.
Friday – 3 miles, 8:00 min avg
Again, I’m not sure why I ran so fast. It was another after work run, but at home this time. My legs were tired, but I just kept pushing it. J and I ended up having some friends come over and drinks were had. I also ended up finally registering for the Flagstaff Extreme Big Pine race…guess who’s racing the 27k?!
Saturday – 2 treadmill miles, 7.0 mph
I got home Saturday and it was uber windy out and I just didn’t have it in me to fight it. I hopped on the treadmill and between the hard week of running and my worn out running shoes, I only managed 2 miles before I called it quits.
Sunday – Rest
J and I left pretty early in the morning to head out to the Mogollon Rim to camp.
It was pretty freaking awesome.
Total miles: 22
I wanted to do a few more miles this week, but the hard runs killed my legs. New shoes should help this week, and being a little smarter about letting my legs rest when they need to should help.