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Week 3 Training Recap

Upcoming Races- Castle to Coast 8.2
                                    Surf City 13.1

 

After a week of being sick, this was a much better week.  So let’s get to it!

Monday–  3.7 miles  Ah, yes bloody mile Monday.  That was fun.


Tuesday10.65 mile Stationary bike.   As I am just getting back to riding the bike I meant to keep it short and easy.  Oops.   It’s back in a position where I can watch tv while I ride, apparently that makes a huge difference.  😝 I zoned out while being irritated with Pretty Little Liars.  Why do I keep watching?

WednesdayRest-Doctor’s appointment #2 of the week.    I ended up home earlier than normal and seriously considered a run but there just wasn’t enough daylight left.   I thought about the gym but once home I just couldn’t bring myself to change and head back out. 

Thursday3 miles   I should have run on Wednesday.  Thanks to hormones, I had had a horrible migraine all day.  The last thing I wanted to do was head to the gym but I did.  After everyone’s great tips on my last post, I was prepared with Vaseline, band-aids and an extra sock.   The plan was to start with one and keeping trying all the options until I hopefully found one that worked.  I also made my shoelaces as loose as they could be and still keep my shoes on.   The Vaseline idea reminded me of something my grandmother used to do when she would go for a walk, so that is what I tried first.   I kept it super slow and paused the treadmill every mile to check my ankles.    Why is treadmill running so damn hard?!  Other than a little twinge every now and then, the Vaseline seemed to do the job.  I was concerned that I only tested it for 3 very slow miles but I also didn’t want to push my luck so close to race day.     But 3 blood free miles were a win in my book.

FridayRest– like always.  😃  And doctor’s appointment #3.

 

Saturday– 8.2 miles- Castle to Coast  I did about as well as I expected but more on that in my next post.

 

Ashley, Heather and I 📸: Heather

Sunday– Food and Talking…errr Rest.   Blogger meet up!!  I headed down to SLO to meet up with Ashley of RatherBeRunnin’ and Heather of SLOluckyruns.  We met for brunch/ late breakfast and it was kind of awesome.  😝😝   I think the restaurant might have been a little miffed though.  We talked for over 3 hours!  But what do you expect when you get 3 runners/ bloggers at the same place at the same time?  There was so much to talk about!  Then I headed back home for a bit before heading back down to SLO with the family.  It was my parents 35th wedding anniversary today and the brother and I treated them to dinner.  😄

Looking at it, I am calling it a pretty solid week.  I still don’t feel 100% from that stupid cold last week (fell asleep almost every time I sat down) but I worked out 4 of the 7 days.   I had hoped to ride the bike today but after sleeping in and then all of the socialness, I just ran out of time.  Which is perfectly fine, don’t people trump miles?   Moving forward I just want to keep working on building my base back up.  Which will hopefully include 3 running days and 2 bike days.

How was your week?

Did anyone race? It seemed like a very race heavy weekend.  😏 

Favorite breakfast food?

 

 

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17 thoughts on “Week 3 Training Recap”

  1. Your pictures are awesome. I hope you feel better soon!!! I definitely did not race this weekend – my next race isn’t for a few more weeks and I’m a bit nervous since I haven’t been racing and was off for awhile. My favorite breakfast food…hmmmm…I love anything with eggs, bacon and homefries 🙂 Have a great week!

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    1. That’s exactly how I felt going into this race. It had been since Thanksgiving and I spent most December acting like a sloth! It went like I expected and I think I needed the kick in the pants. 🙂 I think I am having eggs and bacon for dinner tonight…now I feel the urge to add some home fries. 🙂

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  2. Love the hair! And jealouse (as always) of your ocean views. Glad to hear that you’re feeling better and that you finished your race. I hope that means that you didn’t have a disaster with your shoe!

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  3. Those pics are amazing! I’m looking forward to seeing more in your race recap, there must have been amazing views during that race. A 3-hour breakfast chatting with fellow runner-bloggers sounds like a blast! I think my favorite breakfast food depends on my mood… it could be anything from pancakes to waffles to stuffed french toast to granola to princess coffee beverages. I love breakfast 🙂

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    1. I love breakfast food but rarely eat it. Partly because of my stupid stomach and partly just time. French toast gets me every time though. 🙂 It was great chatting with them, so nice to not feel like I was boring anyone with all my running talk!

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      1. I rarely get a chance to eat yummy breakfast too… I’m lucky if I shove a granola bar in my face during the week, so pancakes and the like are a treat when I do get them 🙂 Boo to your stomach though! Breakfast is something it should not mess with! 😦

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