You’ll probably notice I was a bit of a slug this week. And I’m okay with that. Kind of wished I’d done a little yoga but I didn’t and that’s just the way it is.
I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home to share life after goal races. There might be a 15k next weekend . . . still waiting a bit on weather before I pull the trigger on that.
- Monday: Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, SB (20 minutes)
- Wednesday: 5 miles easy
- Thursday: Rainy Dogwalk (really? I haven’t dealt with enough rain already?) & dry one later on
- Friday: 8 mile LSD in between rain storms with 5-6 short hill repeats
- Saturday: 4 miles easy (as easy as it ever is in a cold rain)
- Sunday: Visit parents
Mileage: 17 (-6.1)
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Part of me was ready to take off the whole week. Not so much that I am sore or injured just supremely unmotivated. Despite the fact that it was supposed to rapidly warm up, I was running in the morning while it was still in the 30s (but not too windy yet). It did, in the end, feel good to hit the road after 3 days off. If I didn’t have a potential 15k next weekend, I’d probably have taken more time off.
I picked up Bandit for a cool down for the first time in a very, very long time. He seemed very confused. Maybe he’s getting too old for this s*#t?
Will it ever stop raining? At least my run was dry. And it wasn’t cold. In fact, had Ocean City been like this (overcast, no sun in sight) it would have been a very different story.
Threw in 5 or 6 small hill repeats in the middle. The 15k next week is hilly. And because I was a little on the slow side, picked it up miles 6 & 7 to prove to myself I can pick it up when tired. But some niggles started talking so I slowed down the last mile.
Just couldn’t catch a break today. Yesterday I wore almost the same outfit, with the exception of a skirt yesterday and capris today + Wonder Wool Tee. With a windbreaker over yesterday — after one mile I tied that windbreaker around my waist.
Today I got caught in rain even though the radar looked dry, but instead of that windbreaker I had a vest on — and the temp dropped during the run, the rain got harder, and I wished I’d worn a windbreaker again!
I mean seriously, 2 Saturdays with cold rain? And no cheering section this time. Luckily it was just 4 miles. Sunday, when my friends ran, which obviously was also the NYC Marathon, was perfect running weather.
Favorites of the week
Normally I don’t watch the marathon on tv. But we happened to be at my parents, and my Dad happened to put on the marathon, so I got to see the elite women finishing, which I admit was kind of cool. Kudos to everyone who ran it today!
Have you entered my giveaway of Couch to Active here?
Let’s get the conversation started:
What do your off season workouts look like?
Going off of Daylight Saving Time — yay or nay?
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Being Jewish is very helpful at this time of year.