Where has the time gone?! We’re into the last week of September, how? I know I whine about this quite often but I really just can’t wrap my head around how fast this year is moving. Slow down!!
Last week was interesting as I received a tentative training schedule from Ekiden and a phone conversation with my coach. Woo hoo!! But also eeeek!!! Can I handle this? Someone give me a pizza, I’m freaking out over here. 🍕🍕
Monday- Rest Migraine from hell. Apparently I’ve turned into a big baby and any heat kicks my ass. Sunday’s long run while not super hot was too hot. I hydrated well but I couldn’t fight off the headache that started that evening. By Monday it was a full fledged migraine and it was all I could do to get through work.
Tuesday- 3.1 miles First run in the Hoka’s. Not too bad, nothing felt immediately off. Making it to 3 miles was huge though- I never accomplished that in the PureFlow 5’s. I also ran into a tarantula so I stopped and chatted with a gentlemen out walking about it.
Wednesday- Rest Yeah, I am sure I did something but I don’t remember what it was.
Thursday- 5 miles Half days for the win! I got off work early and finally went to lunch with my uncle. We’ve only been trying that for 4 years! Then I went home to wait for a call from my coach. 🙂🙂 It was a good conversation and I am looking forward to seeing what happens with this. Then I headed out for a run. The plan called for 4-6 easy miles with pickups so I figured I would run my 5 mile route. I was also trying the Hoka’s again so I wasn’t sure how far I would make it. Not too bad. My average pace at the end looked like an easy pace but in reality I was kind of all over the place. Oops. I did pretty good on the pickups though. I did have to reroute due to a large, angry dog though. Grrr. The shoes felt pretty good but I think I have a different definition of cushion than everyone else. I think they feel kind of hard.
Friday- Rest day The computers crashed for the 3rd time in a week. And never came back. Seriously?! I didn’t end up getting off work until 7. Ouch.
30 minute shake out 1.3 mile power walk I completely overbooked myself. I slept through my first alarm, oops. Then I headed out to work for the morning, thankfully the systems were back up. Traffic was nuts on the way home, there was a huge cycling event on the highway. I was volunteering at registration / packet pickup for the HOB Fun Run and I had to decide between lunch and running. I chose food but went with my mother so she could drop me off at packet pickup. After my shift was done I power walked home. Something was better than nothing right?
Sunday- HOB Fun Run 10K/5K Recap in next post.
18.8 miles for the week. Not too bad, better than previous weeks. I have some weird aches and pains right now so I am hoping that they go away quickly. I’ve been foam rolling and icing and wearing compression socks. Fingers crossed!!
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