After hitting the burned-out wall last week and deciding to take a break despite the consequences, I ended up taking five days off running. That is, in fact, a rest-day PR for me extending all the way back to when I started back running after giving birth nearly four years ago. I walked the dog, did core, and had so much more time to get things done that I normally let slide because running takes priority. Showers. Hair appointments. Enjoying the scenery. I even read two novels and watched a movie!
I have one week until race day and will continue on my super-taper, also hoping my massage on Tuesday really get some kinks worked out. My big goal of running with the 3:00-hour pace group is sort of out the window, I think I’ll just try to run 7:15s pretty solidly and hope for the best. We’ll see what happens.
The dudes and I (I’m going down with two guy running buddies and our coach) leave on Friday and the forecast for race day looks fantastic so far. Let’s see if I can pull this year of training together for one more big race before I back off for a while!
Monday: Walked the dog two miles, core.
Tuesday: Walked the dog four miles, core plus light upper body weight lifting.
Wednesday: 5 miles on the mill, easy pace.
Thursday: Walked the dog and ate wonderful food all day.
Friday: 6 miles on the mill, core.
Saturday: 11 miles, avg 7:53 with mile 10 @6:53.
Sunday: 5 miles on the mill, core.
Total: 27 miles.