Hey everyone! I hope you guys all had a great week and weekend! Don’t forget today is the start of the #FITFAMILY Bosu Instagram challenge!! Some more awesome prizes to be given away and you DON’T need a Bosu to participate!!
Well, down to 2 weeks until the marathon so I am officially in taper mode! Some people love the taper and others hate it. I’m one that actually loves it. I enjoy the extra free time because I have a to-do list that is a mile long that I can’t seem to catch up on! I will admit though, I am guilty of convincing myself that I have a million new twinges that I have never felt and a little sniffle turns into the flu. You just can’t help it. When you have trained for something for so long, you start to get paranoid that something is going to blow it out of the water. You should check out my post on the taper crazies . I am convinced there should be a DSM-IV diagnosis for it.
Anyhooo, back to the recap, although it will probably bore you to tears.
On the plan: Rest
On the plan: 10min@ 1st, 10 x 800m alternating 4:00/4:30, 5min cooldown
What actually happened: This turned out to be an unplanned rest day. My legs were still totally destroyed from Ragnar over the weekend. Coach said it would be ok to rest one more day and push the workout til Wednesday.
And this happened…yep, my baby is a Tiger Scout….how did this happen so quick?!
On the plan: Tuesday’s workout
What actually happened: My legs were STILL dead and I did terribly on my 800’s. I met my coach afterwards and he said if he had been with me on the track he would have shut the workout down after the first two 800’s…doh. The average pace ended up being ok if it was a normal run, but this was supposed to be speed work. I should have been doing 8 min miles on these 800’s.
6 miles @ 8:45 pace
On the plan: 35 min @ marathon pace
What actually happened: Legs were still a bit tired, but they felt so much better than the last few days. I got to run outside, with the hubby! Yay!! The weather was gorgeous, a perfect fall day!
4 miles in 35 min…right on target for marathon pace @8:48
The weather has really been all over the place recently. Mother nature teases us with fall and then she makes it summer again. I finally dug out the boots and figured if I wore them maybe fall would stick around. One can only hope.
On the plan: 35 min @ MP + strides
What actually happened: Another unplanned rest day. After my 4 miles on Thursday my right ankle started showing signs of tendinitis flaring up. I’ve had this before and I knew that if I ran it would just make it worse. I called my coach, told him what was going on and he said most definitely rest and get some good rolling in!! I definitely got some rest and got some extra cuddles in with this little guy…
On the plan: rest
On the plan: 120 min run in 1st gear
What actually happened: I think I had mentioned that my hubby and I had registered for the Army 10 Miler but couldn’t find a babysitter so I was going to let HIM run. Well, he decided that since he had been away so much and hadn’t seen the boys that he would rather spend time with them so he gave me the go ahead to run. I went to the expo and picked up BOTH of our race packets…just in case. Well, it turns out that my tendinitis was still noticeable and while I could have run, I didn’t want to risk it. MCM is way too close to do anything stupid right now. I’ve worked too hard for this. I’m not considering this an injury however. This sometimes happens when my calves get really tight and after all of the hills at Ragnar and the inability to properly recover in between legs the calves are just not happy. But I’m totally ok with this. I’m at the point where I know that listening to my body is the most important thing, so I don’t feel guilty or even the least bit upset. Well, I should say I wasn’t upset until I saw that Tina Muir was the Female WINNER of the Army 10 Miler!! She ran an average 5:31 min/mile and her first time breaking the tape!!! I can’t even fathom that!! When I saw that I was so bummed I wasn’t there! Well, not like I would have seen her crossing the finish line, but maybe I would have seen her on an out n back? Way to go Tina!!!
Anyway, the hubs didn’t end up running either. Both of the boys cuddled up on top of him and he said there was no way he would rather be running than cuddling with them. So sweet. But it had been tough on the boys with him gone so long, so it was the right decision. Because he didn’t run either we decided to go to the pumpkin patch!
So it turns out we had a GREAT family day which we really needed.
So the plan for this week? Continue to ice, roll and stretch…
And we’ll see how the week plays out!
Congrats to all that ran Chicago yesterday and I know I’m leaving some off so please forgive me!! Congrats to Suz, Wendy, Helly, Sandra, Scott, and Patty!! I hear it was a TOUGH race, so way to go!! 26.2 is ALWAYS an accomplishment, despite the conditions!!