Hooray, it’s Friday!
On Thursday I bumped into my friend-neighbour-Merlin’s cat sitter in the elevator (we live on the same floor in the same building) and both expressed we were extremely happy that Friday was just around the corner. And now, here we are!
Since I’m back training for races, I thought I’d get back to recapping my weekly workouts. I took a bit of a hiatus, mainly because repeating “I didn’t workout this week” was getting tiring, and it’s also not overly interesting to read 🙂
Since I shared a picture of my training plan, I’ll be recapping first with a picture of what I did (or didn’t do, or modified) and then talk a bit about my training and how I’m feeling.
Green (obviously) means I completed that workout. It may have sucked and I may have hated it, but I did it. Orange means I modified and red (which there is none of this week) is a workout I skipped. And, yes, I’m also counting rest days as being successful.
On Wednesday Jen mentioned she was also thinking about running the St Patrick’s Day 5k, and online sign ups were closing that evening, so I decided I sign up. Mainly because I knew Jen would be up for coffee and breakfast after 😉
I also signed up for the Run L’Arche 5 miler (I’m absolutely not in any shape to run a half marathon, but 5 miles fit my 50 minute run for the day) since if I ran both St Patrick’s Day and Run L’Arche I’d receive a $25 gift card to Strides.
And……since I was signing up for races I also went ahead and registered for the Millarville Half Marathon (except, according to this is roughly 200m short of being a half marathon, but oh well) and the Stampede 10k Road Race (since Kaella is running the 10k and Jen is running the half, and they have pancakes).
After a running and racing hiatus, I’m ready to run all the races! But not really. I really am being smart about my return to running and in no way am I even going to attempt to race the 5k this weekend. It’ll be more like a moderately paced 5k shuffle followed by food. And probably a nap.
You’d think I’d have some level of fitness considering I ran quite a bit (not a lot, but some) last year.
Joke’s on me.
I could feel it in my legs on Sunday after running on Saturday, and then on Wednesday my legs were tired, which is why I opted to not run on Thursday. But I did go to BodyPump so that means I’ll be groaning anytime I go to sit for the next week or so.
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