Monday: 5 mile workout, half power of my usual 5-4-3-2-1 fartlek. Legs felt pretty clunky. Lifted legs afterward.
Tuesday: 3.8 mile recovery run with the dogs.
Wednesday: 7 mile workout, 4 by 5 at tempo pace with 60 seconds between. Felt pretty good.
Thursday: 4.3 miles. Legs tired!
Friday: Hour of cross country skiing with the dogs; new snow and leaving for the weekend? Needed exhausted dogs.
Saturday: Travel to Asheville. Lots of walking but no run.
Sunday: 3 mile Asheville hill classic. Great to be back. Tons of walking as well.
Total Miles: 23.1
Lots of good news this week. First, I found a house!!!!!! My mom and I spent a busy 36 hours in Asheville looking for houses and by Sunday night, I found an amazing one. Interestingly, it was the smallest one I looked at but it used the space well, has a perfect location and is a great setup for dogs. One of other parameters I used to evaluate places was ability to run. Although the new house sits on top of a hill (it’s Ridge Street, after all), it has great access to all sorts of running and even a greenway that is under construction.
Second, I’m cleared to lift and workout fully (as tolerated). I saw my fabulous breast surgeon yesterday and she cleared me for all exercise AND the surgical pathology confirmed that I had a sclerosing papilloma which means that it was a benign tumor. All great news.
This week, I’m back to reality. As I said last week, Unplugged has gone from a race to a supported workout for me so I’m training through it. I have a combination workout on the schedule for tonight and a long run planned for Saturday. In between will be easy workouts, just trying to get a base underneath me.