Well hello there! I am in an awesome mood right now, and really excited about a lot of things on the horizon, including lots of stuff to blog about.
But first! I know I’ve been remiss the past few weeks in posting my D.C. Half training summaries. To be 100% honest, the week of my birthday was not a great week for running (although it was a great week for celebrating…), and the week before that was a little meh, too. I didn’t mean to skip blogging about them, but when I thought of other things to blog about, they took a backseat.
ANYWAY. Let’s get to it, eh?
There was a lot going in my personal life last week, but I managed to do pretty good at sticking to my workouts. Also, please note that the 44 is because that included 20 miles from Flywheel.
Monday: Got my long run in for the week before a day late and ran 11. I wish you could feel how cold it was in this picture. 20-something degrees the day after returning from 80-something degrees. Brr! The first 2 were at a decent clip; 2-5.5 completely sucked, and 5.5-11 were fine after I took a Gu at 5.5.
Wednesday: 6 crappy miles. That’s really all I have to say about that. Running when you’re feeling emotional and tired is not really the most awesome, surprisingly.
Thursday: rest day / 1.5 mile walk (I don’t usually count long walks as exercise for me, especially since I typically walk a lot around the city)
Friday: Did Flywheel because the arches of my feet were really sore.
[photo via Jess]
Saturday: 10K time trial. This wasn’t easy, but I am happy with my performance. I forgot to log it, but we also did .8 each way to the store and back, so the total mileage Saturday was actually 7.8.
Today’s run felt really difficult, and my legs feel thrashed, so I’m going to focus this week on stretching/foam rolling/compression sleeve wearing.
How was your week of workouts? What do you do when your legs just feel really tired? Do you have a favorite at-home yoga option?