Hi friends. If you follow me on Instagram, or actually know me in real life, you know this was a rough week. My grandfather passed away a week ago and I traveled this weekend for the funeral. On top of that, I had oral surgery on Thursday afternoon and that really took me out of commission. My dentist warned me that I should not run for at least 3 days but I brushed that off and thought I’d be fine. Turns out…I felt like crap for a couple of days and just starting feeling like myself on Sunday. So. It was a week. But – life goes on and so will my training. As you know, each week during this training cycle (I’m training for the B&A Trail Half Marathon – a relatively small, rails to trail half in March), I will share how my training went and what the week looked like. I do this because: 1) I love reading about how other folks train and 2) it’s great for me to have a record of what I did each week. Also, honestly, it helps keep me accountable when I know I’ll be writing about it. I also post almost all of my runs on Instagram as well. I’ve started a weekly link up for Training Recaps – let’s support each other as we train this winter! Please do link up!
Monday: 3.5 easy miles to start the week.
Tuesday: A great workout – 2×3 mile repeats. Every single mile was a hair under my goal pace, which was awesome. I ended up running 8.31 miles at an average 8:40 pace including my warm up and cool down.
Wednesday: My first Barre3 class in awhile.
Thursday: This run was nuts. My friend Shelly was in town and we met up to run some tempo miles. Thursday was incredibly windy and wow, that was tough. 6.6 miles with an average 8:54 pace. Solid.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: no runs. As I mentioned, I felt pretty crappy Friday after my surgery Thursday afternoon. I thought I’d wake up Friday and be able to run. Turns out, when a medical professional tells you to not do any vigorous excerise for three days, they mean it. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t run for three days in a row, but I’m not very concerned. I physically could not run Friday, I was at a funeral Saturday and honestly, by the time I got home Sunday, I was wiped out. I could’ve definitely run Sunday but to be frank, I didn’t feel like it. Like I said, it has been an exceedingly rough week.
Total mileage for the week: 18.41 miles
Total mileage for the year: 280.44 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 403.99 miles
Have you ever thought you’d be fine to run when you clearly were NOT?