The “workweek” portion was VERY light this week. This was to serve the purpose of recovery from last weekends race/workout/half-marathon, but also to serve as taper for the 10k race in which my goal was to race hard and PR.
Mentally it was an off week, with Brian being gone a few days and also having to go to a funeral mid-week with my dad. So naturally, running less only made those things a bit harder. Running isn’t the only way to feel better or work off emotions, but it certainly is a good one.
The light week paid off though when it came time to race on Saturday. My legs felt fresh and ready to go, which translated into a 2+ minute personal best in the 10k. This was the final race of the Freezeroo series, and besides knowing I could PR…I also knew that if I won the race I would win the series. I managed to accomplish both, which was definitely confidence boosting even though the personal best meant way more to me.
In general it was a good week and served it’s purpose. It was light on running but also on strength. I don’t necessarily like that I lacked my 3-4 core/strength stuff that I have been doing but I don’t think it will break me. Back to routine this coming week!
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 5 easy outdoor miles after work
Wednesday: Early AM run with 8x200m mixed in
Thursday: Evening 35 minute treadmill run at the gym with Brian
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 16+ mile day with Freezeroo 10k race (38:37, PR!)
Sunday: 12.5 mile easy run outside (50 degrees!)
Week Totals: 41.9 miles
Beers Drank: Founders Porter, Sam Adams Cold Snap
Boston Training Mileage to Date: 404.6 miles (50.57 avg miles/week)