Sometime over the weekend, or before the weekend, something updated on my blog and made it so I couldn’t log in until I fiddled around on the back-end and hoped I didn’t break everything forever and ever and ever.
That run-on sentence is why I’ve been MIA since Thursday and why this post is going up much, much later than usual.
I can totally handle logging in and posting, but when something breaks I’m totally and completely useless. I did take a computer programming class 14 years ago, but I’ve since forgotten it all and I’m sure it’s so out-of-date it doesn’t even matter.
Calgary decided to greet Monday with a bit of a snowstorm, so that was a fun treat while I was dragging my butt out of bed, but thankfully it seems to have quit and the sun is shining. This is why I keep my snow tires off until after May Long Weekend (the weekend before Memorial Day for my American readers).
With all that out-of-the-way, let’s get to last week!
Sunday – 9.75 miles on the struggle bus
Monday – 7.65 miles after work that felt fabulous
Tuesday – Barre
Wednesday – Off
Thursday – Off, I was exhausted. Again, still, whatever.
Friday – Off, sick. I napped all day.
Saturday –3.75 on the trails followed by 2.5 on the struggle bus
Sunday – 16 miles and now it’s taper time!
Last week I had three days off in a row, which certainly wasn’t what I had intended. I’m not sure if it was my allergies (self-diagnosed because I like Dr Google), or something else, but I was cold and shivering all day Thursday and most of Friday. I wasn’t sure if the run on Saturday was going to happen, but I was definitely going to give it a shot!
The 5 Peaks run felt totally awesome, although I’m definitely not used to running on a single-track trail. I definitely underestimate the difficulty of it as my planned 14-15 miler after just wasn’t going to happen at all.
I felt pretty good on my long run until I hit mile 14 or so and then things didn’t quite feel so awesome. Buuuuut that’s how marathon training goes. Some runs are great and some runs aren’t. Now that we’re three weeks (less one day) out from race day, I’m focusing on eating well, rolling (rolling and rolling some more) and doing my physio exercises to keep strong to race day.
Tell me the best and worst training run of your week.
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