I really should take better notes on my weekly workouts…..sometimes when I sit down to actually recap, I have no clue what I did during the week. None.
Hopefully I remembered everything…..
Sunday – My first Barre class
Monday – Physio – I’ve been discharged until after my marathon!!
Tuesday – 7.6 miles (3.1 at lunch and 4.5 after work)
Wednesday – Off (roughly 5 miles of walking, though)
Thursday – Off, I was exhausted
Friday – Off (working)
Saturday –Off (working)
Sunday – 9.75 miles on the struggle bus
Would I have like to have run more or gone to another barre class this week? Oh heck yes! But it didn’t happen.
Tuesday felt pretty good, but it was hot. Now. I’m certainly not going to complain about the heat, but it was 27C (81F) and my body just isn’t used to functioning in that weather.
I knew Friday and Saturday would be days off. I worked until 4:30 on Friday and then worked again until 10:30. Saturday was 8am until 7:30 and I crawled into bed before 10 because I was super tired.
I was totally ready to run on Sunday, but it didn’t quite go as planned. It wasn’t totally awful, but it wasn’t great, either.
- I tried out my race day outfit and it was comfortable with no chaffing.
- My foot/ankle felt fine even with all the hills I did.
- My HR was in the normal range, even while I was struggling.
- The scenery was amazing.
- I couldn’t breathe and I walked a lot. Like, a lot a lot. I ran the same distance last year and my pace per mile was nearly 2 minutes faster than this one. Yup. Struggle bus for sure.
- I only ran half of my long run distance.
My goal is to try to get in 5-7 miles after work today. I know it’s not quite the same as heading out for a long run, but my legs are tired (I’m tired) so it’ll have to do.
I’m planning on two barre classes this week, and might try run commuting to work as it’s about 5k, so that means I’ll get in 10k just by running to and from work.
This weekend I’ll be running the first 5 Peaks race of the season, but the weather doesn’t look great, and running my last long run before I start to taper. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I can breathe this time! (I have an inhaler from last year and you better believe I’ll be using it!)
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Ever had a run where you felt like you couldn’t breathe?
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