This week turned into a recovery week. I woke up pretty sore on Monday as a result from Sunday’s half marathon. Guess that means I worked for it, right? This meant I ended up taking the week a little easier than planned, especially towards the weekend when my body let me know it needed a break.
Tuesday: 3 Miles
Thursday: 5.5 Miles + Abs
Sunday: 11 Miles + Abs
Total Miles: 19.5 Miles
I started this week with a treadmill run on Tuesday. My legs were still a bit stiff and with the weather, I really had no motivation to run outside in the dark. The first mile was a bit tough, but I eventually got in the groove. I ended up with three because despite Netflix, I was beyond bored. How did I ever run 10 on the treadmill?
Thursday I met up with Mallory and we were forced to head to the rec center. It actually wasn’t that bad because it was relatively empty. Time to take advantage of it now because that will change in about a month and a half. We spent most of our time on the indoor track, with a short stint on the treadmills. I followed it up with some ab work once I got home.
This weekend also did not go as planned. I ended up with a migraine on Friday morning, which completely derailed my day. Follow that up with insomnia from 1:30-4:30am and some back/kidney pain Saturday morning, my body decided that I was not running on Saturday.
But come Sunday, I was feeling great! I met up with a rather large group of MCRR and we headed to Hinckley for some trails. It’s been awhile since I’d run the trails, but it felt great to take a break from the roads. Even with the trails covered in leaves, I felt pretty stable throughout the run. We kept a decent pace, I fueled around 6 miles, and never had any leg pain that had previously been bothering me.
I was definitely a lot more worn out from the half marathon than I thought I’d be, so it was a good week to scale back a bit and recover. Just one more week of hard running, then another short taper and race day!