Three weeks until the Eugene Marathon! This week started on such a high note: nice, 20 mile run, birthday, and a trip to Florida to visit my parents….. But, it ended on somewhat of a sour note with a sore foot, which caused me to bag my long run over the weekend and wonder what is going on????
Sunday: Easter Sunday! Beautiful weather in Boulder made for a wonderful 20 miler just over 8:00 pace. I felt relaxed and controlled, and it was definitely a confidence booster!
Monday: Weights/core in the morning. Easy 3.4 miles at lunch. When I say easy, I mean easy! I may have been walking, but it was so refreshing!
Tuesday: 20 minute marathon pace run before catching a plane to Florida.
Wednesday: I love sea level! The altitude change made a huge difference in my run! Total of 6.35 miles. Afternoon swim of 800 meters to cool off after laying out by the pool.
Thursday: Weights and core for about an hour. I walked to and from the fitness center in my parents’ neighborhood, which was about 2 miles. It was nice to just walk and take in the scenery! This is when I started to notice my foot felt a little uncomfortable, but I didn’t think anything of it.
Friday: 6 miles in 95% humidity, but I could still tell a difference with the altitude. No foot issues, but I swam 1,100 meters in the afternoon, and I felt it as I pushed off the wall. Grrr…..
Saturday: Foot was stiff and sore when I woke up, so I decide to nix the 21 miler I had planned. As much as it killed me to not run, I decided to not take any chances. I was bummed because my dad was going to ride along with me to provide support…like my very own personalized SAG! Instead, I opted to lift instead and just take it easy.
Running: 41.3 miles
Swimming: 1,900 meters (1.18 miles)
Weight Training: 2 hours