This week was full of modifications. I didn’t mind. I learned from those modifications and the reason for those modifications (running up a mountain) definitely helped me in my half marathon Saturday.
Also, only a month remains until the marathon!
4 miles 8 hills at 5k pace 4 miles
My legs (hips and calves specifically) took it on themselves to tell me Sunday that adding hill repeats would be a bad idea. 😀 Instead I foam rolled SUnday and decided to go ahead and do an easy recovery run. I just concentrated on running, not pace. My muscles were less tight for a little while after but there was some lingering soreness at the end of the day.
Tuesday: stationary bike +
Nike Training Club
Since my legs were still a little sore from Saturday’s long run I just rode the stationary bike, nice and easy.
Wednesday: 8 miles
My hips and calves started to get a little sore around mile 3.5/4 but it worked itself out as I kept running. It was a good run overall.
7 6 miles(am) + Nike Training Club(pm)
This run was hard. The humidity was absolutely awful! Here’s to hoping that we’ll get a little more than a couple days relief from this before summer hits for real. Breathing felt difficult so I dropped down from 7 miles to 6 (what I originally had scheduled). Even though the run was hard, I still loved it!
In anticipation of the hilly half coming up I decided not to do a NTC workout in the afternoon. I’ll pick this up again in the coming week.
Friday: stationary bike at gym
Nice, easy ride. I decided to not look at the total distance at all until I finished and was pleasantly surprised at the total distance. (just over 15 miles)
Saturday: Clemson Easter Bunny Run Half Marathon
I think my love of this race is very clear.
Up next? Another assault on Paris Mountain Saturday, 18 miles this time and then the Greer Half Marathon on the 21st. yay!