Highlight of the Week: An easy, stress & pain-free long run that made me feel (more) confident about my upcoming marathon.
Monday | October 14, 2013: 4.1 m run (w/Adam) + teaching strength class
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 38°/39°, Time: 36:36, Pace: 8:56 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: cautious of the ankle/knee, but good!
Strength: Kettlebell & Step + Boxing, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Tuesday | October 15, 2013: 5 m run (w/Bobbi)
Loc: hood, Temp: 58°/58°, Time: 49:29, Pace: 9:54 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Wednesday | October 16, 2013: rest
Thursday | October 17, 2013: 7.1 m run (5 miles w/Adam)
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 48°/48°, Time: 1:04:53, Pace: 9:09 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, a bit of heartburn or something
Friday | October 18, 2013: teaching strength class + 5 m run
Strength: Kettlebell & Step + Boxing, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 48°/49°, Time: 44:22, Pace: 8:52, Difficulty: easy/medium, Felt: good
Saturday | October 19, 2013: 2.5 m run (Efit Social Walk/Run)
Loc: Independence Grove, Temp: 39°/41°, Time: 24:40, Pace: 9:53 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: not in the mood
Sunday | October 20, 2013: 20 m run (incl. 11 w/Bobbi)
Loc: Around Grayslake, incl. Rollins Savanna & Millennium Trail, Temp: 37°/43°, Time: 3:24:52, Pace: 10:15 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: energetic
- So, I seem to have conditioned my body to think it wants to go #2 during my morning run. Okay, okay. This is my own fault. I normally go awhile after I wake up, and if I wake up and just go run… what do I expect? It’s just sooooo annoying. To me. And probably the people I am running with, too!
- UGH. Wednesday was my last day of furlough and taking it as a rest day made me soooo antsy, but my body needed it. I think Wednesdays will be my new rest days, anyway.
- My last ankle roll (10/12) immediately caused a kinetic chain reaction of pain up to my left knee. So I really had to take it easy this week, and ice the knee and let it rest. I even went out for one run, ran a tenth of a mile, and stopped, since it was being so weird. UGH! STUPID ACORNS AND APPLES AND OTHER CRAP FALLING FROM TREES!!!! Ha ha. I was super happy that my run on Sunday felt great.
- I passed last year’s running mileage this week. Woo hoo! Where are you at with your yearly goals?