- Rock to the Pier 10K?
- Salinas Valley Half Marathon
This week was odd. I joked that I had to get all my stupid out before my boss left for vacation. She’s gone the majority of July. That and I was just freakishly tired last week for some reason. I am cycling through new medications for my stupid stomach and I started a new diet which hit me harder than I expected on my first run of the week.
Monday- Rest I normally run on Mondays but instead I went to the movies. I saw Transformers. Pretty good, the beginning jumped all over the place but it pulled it together. Plus, my legs were achy so I figured rest would be good.
Tuesday- 12 miles bike I took my gear with the intention of running but those achy legs got worse in a bad way. I ran across the street to get a soda and almost lost a shoe- my flats are slightly too big and I was trying to move faster than oncoming traffic and whatever it was it hurt. What the hell? So instead I went home and got on the stationary bike.
Wednesday- 3.5 Straight up misery. I felt good leading up to the run and had plans for 5 miles but once I tried to run, it was pure hell. I could barely catch my breath and heart rate was through the roof. Worse is that I was crawling. I was having troubles maintaining even a 12:30 pace. I could not get going, I was so tired and just not feeling it. The only thing I could figure was that I actually hadn’t been eating enough with the new diet. It hadn’t been intentional, I just hadn’t been hungry. I also hadn’t had any meat but hadn’t supplemented it any way either. Again, that hadn’t been intentional but I don’t think it helped matters.
Thursday- 3.5 miles More food meant a better run that way but my legs were still pissed about something. Everything ached from the knee down bordering on pain. I also felt what seemed to be a giant blister forming on right heel. I’ve never had a blister there so I kind of freaked out. I called it after 3 laps of the lake path. I foam rolled that night and slept in compression socks. I couldn’t see a blister but my heel felt odd. It was also my last run for June-
Friday- Rest I wore different shoes which made my legs happy, heel a little less cranky but made my toes feel pinched. Oh come on! So by the afternoon, if I was where customers and cameras could not see me, I was bare foot. Luckily my boss just laughed.
With my legs being so damn odd all week, I went into the weekend knowing I was not running a long run. I was splitting it in 2 instead.
Saturday- 5 miles Why do I keep running in the afternoon in CA summer? I need my head examined. Once again, it was hot and I crawled. It just felt so much harder than it should have, especially for the pace I was averaging. I stopped at 4 miles and sat on the ground in a rare spot of shade just to cool down a bit. Then I crawled the last mile home. Ugh.
Sunday- 5 miles Every run has been rough lately so I expected more of the same. I slept in and headed out around 10. The first mile was with my mother. Once I split off from her I made sure to follow the 2:00 run/ :30 walk intervals on my watch to be nice to my legs. Mile 2 clocked in as I was going up a hill and I laughed. 10:38. Ha, what?! Was my watch broken? Yet, the miles kept coming in like that. What was going on? I was taking my walk breaks every time the watch buzzed. I was trying to be smart after the odd week I’d had. Yet somehow I pulled a speedy 5 miler for me these days. Then Smash Run tried to bring me down by telling me it was still my 41st fastest 5 mile but whatever Fred, I’m still counting it as a win. 😛
17.1 miles run
12 miles bike
5 days, 5 workouts, that’s not too shabby. Especially considering how scatterbrained I was all week. Dude- there were some serious blonde moments. I even lost a dress in my closet at one point. Now, let’s see what July brings.
How was your week?
How did June treat you?