So, that super ambitious to-do list that I have? I bet you’re all wondering how much of it I accomplished. The sad, sad answer is not very much of it. However, I did get the most important things done. I got Gio over to the vet and got in my 10 miler. Woot!
Last week was rough for me running wise. I was having some crazy issues as well as my back hurting. I lost all confidence in my abilities. Fortunately, I stuck it out and did a lot of stretching and a little bit of resting. My back and pirformis feel much better now and I was able to salvage the week and finish it with a strong, comfortable 10 miler. Furthermore, I ran my highest weekly mileage in ages. Seriously! I don’t think I’ve seen this type of mileage since my PE.
I ran a total of 25.7 miles and my body feels good. I’m really proud of myself for working through the issues that I was having and not just folding and not running. That was my initial reaction, but I kept chugging along. I dropped the speedwork (again!) and walked up and down the bridges. By Friday, I was feeling really good.
This week is a rest week and I’m going to take it very seriously. I think I really need it. I’m going to skip the intervals and opt for an “easy” fartlek. I don’t want to push anything here. Sadly, I’ve done very little speedwork this time around but I’m ok with it. I’m supposed to run a 15k this weekend, but we don’t have any in the area. If I can find a 10k I’ll run it, but most likely I’ll just run easy that day. Since I’ve been toying with injury, I don’t want to push.
Other than that, school starts today. My Spanish teacher seems like she hates life. So much work. Of course my books aren’t here yet. My Arthurian Lit class already put me to sleep just reading the syllabus. Ha!
With that I’m out! Have an awesome week peeps!
Ohhhh….I also have a date tonight. All I have to say about that is “meh”.