Posted on 25-10-2010
Filed Under (Training) by Brian

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:

Monday: Off

Tuesday: Off

Wednesday AM: 35 minutes StairMaster

Wednesday PM: 4 miles easy

Thursday: Off

Friday: 3 miles Easy

Saturday: 3.1 mile race

Sunday: Off

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.

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genesis on 25 October, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

great job on the double d’s 🙂

thos stairmaster things are pretty interesting. at my old gym there was always a qaiting line for them.

was that 5k the naked one?

Brian on 25 October, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

Yep. The 5K was the supposedly naked one. It was clothing optional and everyone exercised that option. 🙂

Brian on 25 October, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

I need a new blog theme. This one puts the smiley’s on the left for no reason whatsoever!

Raffi! Come make my blog look nice!

lindsay on 26 October, 2010 at 6:52 am #

yes i have always noticed that about your smileys. i’m just glad you are blogging fairly regularly again.

be careful, your weeks are starting to look like mine! 😉

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