mon- 6.3 miles. I ended up having plans Sunday night that prevented me from running Monday morning so it was going to be a rest day. But then I got home from work early and it was absolutely gorgeous out so I couldn’t say no to a sunset run. I have zero restraint when it comes to running.
tues- 1 hour leisurely bike ride. My guess is I covered about 10 miles. I knew it wouldn’t be smart to run less than 12 hours after my run on Monday night, so I opted to test out the bike my parents sent down instead. They failed to mention that the gears no longer work on it so it’s a one-speed bike now. I wasn’t looking to get a workout in anyways, I just felt like wandering the city. It was great.
wed- November Project- (6 miles) Race day means 3000 time trial. I actually woke up not feeling great about running and was tempted to go and just watch, minus the fact that i have zero self-control when it comes to November Project and lined up front and center. Once we got going, I felt pretty good but I definitely didn’t think I was running at a PR pace. Judging by the fact that my PRs are faster than my times from college (11:57 then vs. 11:38 now), it’s most likely not actually 3000m but I’ll take the confidence boost. Afterwards we did “Sally” which is basically 4 minutes of straight squats. #hurtssogood
thurs- 5ish miles “tempo” on the docks. Like 7:30 pace (I think, I don’t wear a garmin). I’ve been running with someone who’s a lot faster than me. And because I like a challenge, I always
keep my mouth shut and try to keep pace. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? Or at least that’s what I tell myself. We were supposed to do 6 but he sneakily cut out a mile of our run when I wasn’t paying attention because he knew my legs needed a break. I think I’ll keep him around
fri- November Project- (8 miles). #Hillsforbreakfast was just the workout I needed before heading home for a long weekend of family time and rest. My legs didn’t feel too bad aside from the beginning and I was able to keep up with the guys for the entire workout (4 hills, 3.8 miles total). I have a hard time holding back when it comes to November Project so I’ve been putting a lot of extra pounding on my body lately. Hence why I’m not running Sat-Tues. I need a break.
sat- 4.5 mile walk with parents around the island. Perfection.
sun- 4.5 mile walk with parents around the island. Just the break my legs need.
Another pretty good week for me. I’ve been running less “junk” miles and focusing more on quality workouts. I don’t know if I’ve seen a difference yet but we’ll find out come race day how my body is responding to the changes I’ve been making. As I promised myself, I only ran 4 days and took it really easy on the days I didn’t run. I have a 5k coming up in about 2 weeks and I’m kind of excited to see where I’m at, speedwise. I’m pretty sure I can pull off a sub-22 but I’m not sure if I’m at the sub-21 level right now.
Otherwise, I’m just keeping my base so I’m ready for the Runner’s World Hat Trick (SIGN UP AND RUN WITH ME) and trying to bide time until I can fit a calf massage into my schedule. I had hoped to get one this week but it didn’t work out, so I’m waiting on my massage therapist to squeeze me in since she has a very limited number of openings. I’m not in any pain or danger of injury right now, but I do want to stay on top of it.