Monday, March 9, 2015

Marathon Training, Week 11

Last week was about getting back on track with training. It's been a difficult couple of weeks in my personal life, but I'll write more on that later.

Monday: Mondays are typically rest days, though I had contemplated attending a Power Yoga class. Life got in the way.

Tuesday: I ran 4 miles: 3 miles at an easy pace and 1 mile slightly faster. I persisted through my soreness.

Wednesday: I wanted to take a power yoga class at Sutra. Again, I didn't make it. Instead I ran a mile as fast as I could, which turned out to be about 9:24 pace. Sometimes you need some blooms from your husband and a run to lift your mood.



Thursday: Happy hour with Charlsy! It felt marvelous to reunite with one of my best friends over nachos, a Mixed Berry margarita, salad and churros.

Friday: 1.2 miles. It was supposed to be 3.25 mile interval training. Personal problems drained me of any energy I had.

Saturday:  2 miles. It was 1 slow mile followed by as fast a mile as I could muster.

Sunday: 15 miles, my longest run ever (at once). I woke up as early as I could (7 a.m.), which made a difference. It wasn't as hot as it has been recently during my long runs. The only hiccup was a leak in my water bottle that caused me to lose about half of the water I took with me. I couldn't wait to get home to drink water. I had thought about running 16 miles, but without more water it just wasn't going to happen. I also had a spring training game to get to. I used KT tape for the first time on a long run, and it completely alleviated the pain in my right calf.

Week's goal: 29.25.

Actual mileage: 23.2.

March mileage so far: 23.2.

#1800MinuteChallenge so far: 1,708.

Lessons

I am still feeling some tightness in my right calf. I was able to invest in a massage stick thanks to a gift card from my friend, and it has helped immensely. I need to force myself to stretch and practice yoga more. Having to skip or reduce miles has shown me that even just 1 mile is better than nothing.