I may have taken week 1 of taper a little too far. And you know what? I am ok with that.
At this point, cramming all the miles in isn’t going to help me come race day, in fact with this groin/leg issue, it could actually hinder me. Maybe that’s just something I told myself as I embraced the Slacker in me but I’m still ok with it.
Work was busy in odd ways, time moved quicker than I needed it to and things didn’t always work out. I threw my pen in the air a few times. Bad habit, I know but I always make sure there are no customers around when I do it. 😛
I crossed some things off my to do list and went to the movies and saw Rampage. It’s pretty good but then it’s rare that I dislike a movie with The Rock in it so I was kind of biased.
So how about the running?
Monday/ Tuesday- PT exercises & stretching I had planned on taking these 2 days off from running after my last long run. I made sure to stretch really well and focused on my PT exercises each night.
Wednesday- Rest w/ some stretching. I was going to run but I decided to give the leg one more day. There was also something else but I can’t remember what it is. Oops.
Thursday- 3.26 miles I headed to the river path after work a little nervous about my leg. It was a little sore at the start but it loosened up and the run was pretty good. However it was way too fast. I told myself to keep all my miles in the 12’s this week to give my leg a break and my brain too. Plus with how I’ve been feeling, I didn’t think that would be too hard. However these were in the 10’s and a negative split at that. Oops.
Friday- Nada Open to close, my brain was mentally fried and I was just done. I picked up a pizza on the way home.
Saturday- 4.53 miles I headed out in the afternoon for a few easy miles except once again I was moving way too fast. I obviously had no control over myself last week. Luckily I knew my mother was out for a walk on the same roads so I had built in excuses to walk when my route met up with hers. So my running portions may have been too fast but my overall pace looks perfectly slow. 😜
Sunday- Rest. I’m not going to say oops. When my alarm went off in the morning for my long run, I had a pounding migraine. It was the throbbing kind and I can’t run through those, I slapped the phone off, pulled the covers over my head and tried to hide from everything. The pain eased by mid afternoon and I could have headed out for my run but honestly, I didn’t want to. My leg was sore, my head still hurt and overall I was concerned that doing the miles for the sake of the miles would actually do more harm than good. Maybe that’s just something I told myself but I’m still good with it. Besides I wasn’t completely lazy- I did clean my car- well the inside, and trust me that was quite the work out.
7.79 miles for the week. I should be mad or feel guilty about that but I don’t. Whether I regret this later remains to be seen.
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