I planned last week as a recovery week and I got a little bit more than I bargained for. I slept horribly on Sunday and Monday nights, so I woke up on Monday and Tuesday mornings feeling like absolute poo. Thus, Monday and Tuesday became off days. I felt pretty “pooish” on Wednesday morning too, so I slept in but made it to the gym for 35 minutes on the StairMaster. It was one of those cool StairMasters that looks like you’re walking up the down escalator and it was quite a workout! Later in the evening, I ran 4 miles with Meredith and Scott. My legs felt so fresh that I had trouble holding myself back and busted out sub 7 minute pace in the last half mile. I dropped Meredith, but Scott hung with me. He’s really improving.
Raffi convinced me to run a 5K on Saturday, so I took Thursday off as is my custom 2 days before a race (like I had worked hard the rest of the week and needed the rest). I had a doctor’s appointment anyway, so that adds another excuse. Two excuses are difficult to overcome. Friday, I ran an easy 3 mile shakeout run. Saturday, I kinda sorta ran a 5K race and won. So, here’s how the numbers work out:
Wednesday AM: 35 minutes StairMaster
Wednesday PM: 4 miles easy
Friday: 3 miles Easy
Saturday: 3.1 mile race
Total: 10.1 miles
Hey! I made it into double digits! I certainly can’t complain too much about not being well rested. It’s just under 18 weeks until the Gasparilla half marathon and tomorrow is my first speed workout. I’m excited now, but I’m sure I won’t be at 7:00 am.