Hello from Tampa. Last night was my dad’s 50th birthday party and the surprises followed through perfectly! A great night celebrating a great man.
On to the workout’s from last week…
Monday: 5 miles. I was rudely interrupted by a bloody nose about 1.5 miles into the run. I used to get bloody noses almost every week when I was little, but now it’s more like a handful of times a year (usually when the weather changes). Luckily it stopped after 5 minutes and, to make up for lost time, I ran the last 3.5 faster than I planned. It worked out OK I guess!
Tuesday: Hot yoga. I had a long day ahead of me and knew getting some sort of workout in would start me off on the right foot. It was a rest/cross-training day and yoga seemed like the logical answer. Note to self: Yoga at 6 a.m. does NOT wake you up like a run at 6 a.m. does. It was an awesome and much-needed practice but I needed some caffeine later in the day.
Wednesday: 8 miles in the morning + spin at night. Everything felt pretty great during the run, no complaints there! For my spin class later that day I used an “American themed” playlist in honor of 9/11 (which was the following day).
Thursday: 5 miles. Pretty sure I had D.O.M.S. (delayed onset muscle soreness) from yoga on Tuesday. My hips, hamstrings and upper back were (good) sore. In between a steady pace warm-up and cool down, I did 1/4 mile repeats at faster than race pace with equal distance recovery.
Friday: Rest. It was a travel day for me!
Saturday: 16 miles. I felt so good. There’s really no other way to say it (<– even though I’m always hesitant to admit when things feel good). I honestly could have kept going…and I almost did. I stopped at 16, still feeling strong, but reminded myself that now is not “peak time.” I have about 7 weeks until race day and need a few more long runs under my belt. I can only hope that if I continue doing what I’ve been doing that my next few long runs (and RACE DAY!) will feel just as good.
Oh, and I got to run my favorite route of all time. Bayshore.
Sunday: Rest. Spending time with family before I head back to Miami tonight.
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Happy Sunday! xo