I currently have no upcoming races. Say what?
With that in mind, I planned to take a step back week- run 4 times but no long run. My thought was to have my longest run be 6 miles. I was also on vacation so that would change if I randomly threw in a hike (I didn’t) but I didn’t want a return of leg pain from last week.
Other than that, I had a giant list of things I needed to do while I was on vacation that I can’t get done regularly. Spoiler alert- I didn’t get most of them done. Slacker. 🙂😛
Monday- Travel day Between leaving the hotel and getting to airport, then the flight and driving home from San Jose, all of Monday was spent traveling. I didn’t make it home until after 8 that night. Plus after the stress of the flight being overbooked, then finding out it was a TINY plane, all I wanted to do was take a shower and go to sleep.
Tuesday- Rest I had a blood work appointment to get done before an appointment on Thursday. I also completed the mountain of laundry that I came home from Vegas with. The highlight of the day though was the DMV- after months I finally have the Slacker plates back on my car!👍
Wednesday- 5 miles I headed for the river path around 3, taking advantage of daylight and the near 80 degree temps. I kept the pace super easy but randomly threw in a 9:20 mile just prove I still could.
Thursday- 4 miles I left at a similar time to the day before but talk about a temp change- it was about 30 degrees cooler than Wednesday. I ran a surprisingly peppy, progressive 4 miler.
Friday- Rest I can’t remember what else I did. That’s kind of sad.
Saturday- 4 miles The downhill slide. Same route as Thursday, 2 minutes slower overall and a drastically different run. My calves and achilles screamed for damn near the entire run. 2 miles in my stomach started yelling in an entirely not good way. This run was so not pleasant.
Sunday- Rest My lower left leg was talking all day. Walking and sitting were uncomfortable. I have no upcoming races in the near future and hadn’t been planning on a long run anyways so I saw no point in making things worse just to add 5-6 miles to my weekly total.
13 miles for the week. I’d be happier with the low mileage if it was due to laziness but this is the second week in a row I’ve backed off due to leg pain. That is not cool.
How was your week?
Anyone planning a Turkey Trot?