I think I reached the peak of my little 4 week rest period this week. We were stuck with a low pressure system for much of the week and that made for some much needed rain across the Florida peninsula. It also made for a convenient excuse to stay in bed a couple of mornings. Remember when I said that if I didn’t feel like running that I wouldn’t? I held true to that:
Monday AM: 9 miles stationary bike, full body strength
Monday PM: 4 miles Easy with Alice
Tuesday PM: 2 miles Easy with Alice
Wednesday AM: 9 miles stationary bike, full body strength
Wednesday PM: 4 miles Easy with Alice
Thursday: Rainy, so I put Alice through a strength workout
Friday: Off to the beach
Saturday: Lying on beach drinking margaritas
Total mileage: 10 miles!
I think I ran more than ten miles during the week I took off for spring break. That’s okay, though. I’m mentally pretty refreshed on the running front (if completely drained on other fronts). Physically, all of my aches and pains are gone, though I’m feeling somewhat sluggish. I’m sure that will pass once I get into regular workouts again.
I skipped running again on Monday thanks to the holiday. My parents are in town for two weeks at the beach, so we’ve been spending the weekends with them. Today, I took Alice for a 5 mile run (1 mile for each day since her last run). She complained the whole way, but took about 3 minutes off her only other 5 mile run. I’m thinking about putting her through some speedwork on Saturday morning before she hops on the plane with my parents for two weeks in St. Louis.