As I was titling this post, I almost could not believe that this was the eighth training recap I’ve written during this training cycle. This was kind of an interesting week. I took a spill, had a nice easy run and ran a new distance. Here’s my training recap for this past week:
Monday: I was anxious to get a run in but did’t want this week to be too crazy since I knew I had the Leesburg 20k on Sunday, so Julie and I decided to sleep in in the morning and do an easy run after work. She got stuck in traffic, so I ended up running a fast 5k with K. And taking an awkward jump picture in front of the Capitol.
Wednesday: We decided to switch up our usual speed work and run hill repeats up our least favorite hill (Capitol Hill) instead. We did four repeat up the hill – which is nearly a quarter of a mile long plus a 1.5 mile run to the Hill and then the run home. Right after Julie and I said bye, I was running home when my toe caught on uneven bricks on the sidewalk and boom. I was airborne for about five full seconds before slamming into the ground. Luckily, my handheld took a lot of the fall. That and my right hip. Ouch. I sat there for a second, willing myself not to cry (I didn’t!) and then gingerly got back up. I thought about walking home but really wanted to get back home so I jogged back home slowly (I was about .75 of the way from home). While I didn’t have any bleeding, I had a couple scrapes and my hip hurt. I limped around for a couple days, but from what I can tell, no lasting damage, luckily.
Thursday: outdoor barre class. I really wanted to stretch out my hip and so went to a free outdoor barre class that Lava Barre was sponsoring. It was awesome and challenging and the weather was amazing. I loved it!
Saturday: I ran an easy 5k to shake out my legs and test my hip. After this run I was convinced that my hip would hold up in the race Sunday.
Sunday: Leesburg 20k. I will have a full race recap up this week but in short, this was an awesome race. The weather was back to warm and very humid, which caused me to reevalaute my goals early on, but I was proud of my effort. I ran it in 2:05:xx which, I’m pleased with. In a funny story, Julie and I (and others) were waiting for the bathroom line and then had to run to back check and were a couple of the last runners to cross the finish line. The fun part was that we passed a bunch of people early on. 🙂
So that was my week and my training recap.
Did you race last weekend? Share if you did!