The name of the game last week was respect your body. Overall, I was fine on Monday morning but had weird residual soreness in my back and my shins, so I tried to balance my need to continue to work on fitness and speed and my strong desire to remain (knock on wood) injury free for life.
Monday: Total off day.
Tuesday: 30 minutes easy on the elliptical and arms.
Wednesday: 4 mile very easy run on the treadmill.
Thursday: 6.2 miles with striders mixed in at the end. Goodbye Norwalk!!
Friday: 6 mile run with Will including 2 laps of ins and outs on the track.
Saturday: The first annual (actually, I hope only) Vermont Beer 50K attempt. I offered to drive a bachelor party of Will’s friends around and decided that the way to survive was to run every time we stopped at a brewery. I had hoped to get a 50K in through the day but the boys didn’t quite make it to all the breweries (a totally fine outcome), so I only got 18 in. Still tiring, especially because I kept jumping in the car to drive between segments. If anyone is interested in how to do the 50K, however, let me know! I found some AMAZING running options along the way.
Sunday: 5 easy after cleaning our whole house (post-Bachelor party) and cooking all day for Mother’s Day.
Total Miles: 39.2
Not the best week of training but I recovered from Plattsburgh, moved home from Norwalk, hosted a house full of bachelors, made a great Mother’s Day dinner and took a shelf exam and two clinical skills exams, so not exactly a quiet week!
This week is focusing on transitioning to some more speed in preparation for the Freihofer’s 5K while looking forward to plans for the summer, fall and beyond. I don’t know what my plans look like but I’ll cop to thinking about another marathon…