Mostly it was a quiet week, but I was able to run outside for all my runs — been a while since I’ve done that. I was awaiting a Skirtsports shipment (remember use code CRJ20 for 20% off your regularly priced items) and really hoping that it would arrive Saturday so I could try out new stuff on Sunday’s run and potentially wear it in next week’s race, but alas, no packages for me.
It should come this week, and now I have to decide on whether or not I want to gamble on new clothes in a race.
I did take my new Brooks Ghost 8 out for my LSD (I’ve run in the Ghosts before, but it was several years ago). I ran 5 miles in them earlier in the week, then just jumped to 9 — seemed to go well.
- Monday: Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles, 8 minute Tabatas workout x 3 1/2, Dogwalk
- Tuesday: 4.8 miles easy with 6 x 20ish strides, Dogwalk, Yamuna Foot Fitness
- Wednesday: Final Fat Meltdown, Dogwalk, Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles
- Thursday: Yogawrks AM, Tempo 4.2 miles with 4 x 35 hill repeats, Dogwalk, Yamuna Foot Fitness
- Friday: YFR Hamstrings, Final Fat Meltdown, Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles, Dogwalk
- Saturday: YFPR Rebuild & Restore, Dogwalk, Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles
- Sunday: YFPR Hips, Yamuna Foot Fitness, 9 mile LSD, YFR Foundation
Mileage: 18 (+2)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
It wasn’t nice springlike weather this week, but it was sunny, at least occasionally, and I was able to get in all my runs outside. And I didn’t even have to walk around any ice!
My ankle was feeling normal a lot of the time, which led me to simply forget taping it for Tuesday’s run. It was not happy with me at all.
The good news is that it was mostly back to normal the next day, but you can bet that I didn’t forget to tape it for Thursday’s run, which made a huge difference. And Thursday’s run was a tough one: tempo to hill repeats, not my favorite workout, but since I have a hilly half next weekend (as part of a relay team, I’m not doing the whole half – not in half condition yet!), I knew I needed to get in some hillwork before it.
By Saturday my ankle felt completely normal again. Sometimes it’ll feel achy/stiff when I get up in the morning or after I’ve been sitting around for a while; not Saturday.
Sunday I met up with Darlene and another friend for our long run. Since the other friend is faster, I ended up running on my own. Which is probably a good thing, although I ended up with a 12:28 average pace for those 9 miles, which is good for me, especially considering it was quite hilly.
This weekend was very quiet, again. Really nothing much going on Saturday at all, which was actually rather raw and chilly.
After our run we met up again for afternoon tea. I got a cupcake this time! Last time, for whatever reason, my friend got a cupcake and I did not, and I really wanted one. This time I got one and I devoured it. The citrus green tea scone was really good, too.
Seriously, that was my excitement for the week.Sometimes that’s not a bad thing!
And that’s a wrap!
Are you team cupcake or team pie (or both)?