Time is flying towards Philly! Somehow I only have a week of clinic and two weeks of L&D until I’m “off” til November. It’s both exciting to think about training full time and terrifying to feel like I’m not in the best shape I could be going into that focused period.
Monday: 7.1 in 87 degrees.
Tuesday: 8.5 at 4:30 am. 2 by (3, 2, 1 minute with equal recovery).
Wednesday: 6 miles at recovery pace.
Thursday: 8.5 miles with Annie. Slowed it down a bit and felt much better.
Friday: 6.2 miles and arms afterward. Starting to feel better.
Saturday: 8.2 mile Progression Run. First three miles of progression felt great; really easy. Last mile was awful.
Sunday: 12 mile run up Mount Mansfield. Yup, 925 feet to 2760 in 3.5 miles. Felt amazing going up. Coming down was a little rough on the quads.
Total Miles: 57
This adaptation week was needed both physically and mentally. With a little more focus on food (eating enough of it, on a regular schedule), only running in my GoRuns (can’t explain why my Kinvara and Hoka are killing me) and slowing my pace down, my legs have really calmed down. The weather is becoming a major factor with dew points well into the 70s but it’s a little easier to be patient for progress when no one feels good. Climbing up Mansfield was also a great bonus workout; hard enough to get my heart rate up but (hopefully) not so hard that I ruined my legs for the week.
Back to normal mileage this week. I flip to L&D nights next week so my schedule will be more of a 10 day structure but I’m just working on being grateful for every hour that I get to run!