Happy Tuesday everyone! Brace yourself, this is not a happy week recap!
- Training for: Owens Corning Half marathon @ the Glass City Marathon
- Days of running: 4
- Miles run: 18.1
- Gym visits: 0
Before I get into the sadness, I’ll show you one of the cool banners they have on the Mercy Health Glass City marathon course! So cool!! It’s almost race day!
Ok, let’s get to it.
5 miles – morning treadmill time. The miles were OK, and I was happy to be watching some TV! I also had a PT visit on Monday and I was freaking exhausted and sore (good, hard workout kind of sore) by the time I left. Yikes!! I was hoping he was just going to give me some bionic legs, but apparently that is not an option. The exercises seemed to focus more on quads at this appointment and I could feel them working hard!
3 easy miles. More treadmill running. Sore quads. Surprised that I could actually run after yesterday, but I was glad I did it.
1.6 very easy miles. I ended up running with the beginner group at training, so this was much slower than my easy miles. This run/walk group ran 25 mins without stopping. They are runners!!
0 miles. Feeling sore.
0 miles. Busy day… we bought a new camper! But still, it was a rest day due to long run scheduled for Saturday. This is an odd panoramic picture of the inside of the camper, but you get the idea…
8.5 miles – I ran a four miles with the training group and had planned on getting 6 more miles in. However, due to time constraints I had to stop, BUT, that was actually a blessing because I don’t think I could have made more than the 4.5 miles I went My glutes and hamstrings were barking at me and I was done. In fact, I decided I was done for awhile. I’m really hoping some days off will help because I really want to run for fun on our trip to Boston this weekend, and want to enjoy the Owens Corning half. Enough is enough. I was sad. I bought a big Starbucks to cheer myself up.
0 miles. Yep, another 0 miles day. Do you see a trend here? Oh, and my PT exercises are making my quads so sore I can’t walk down stairs without cringing. Crap.
Well, that wraps up my weekly workouts! I gotta say, it’s been a pretty disappointing week. I want to get out there for a happy little run, but it’s been far too long since I’ve said “that was a great run”. So yeah, time to back off. A lot.
You can find my other Training Tuesday recaps here! Linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC again this week. (there are a lot of fun blogs linked there in case you are looking for blogs to ready of people whose training isn’t sucking!!)
Q: I can’t even think of any questions. Feel free to leave any words of encouragement that running will eventually be painfree