This week started off cold and dark, but ended with warm, sunny spring weather that made it impossible to stay inside on the long Easter weekend. We all had a slight cold and my recovery app, ithlete, told me to take it easy on four consecutive days (Tuesday-Friday). Took this warning progressively more seriously, starting with “ignore” on Tuesday and moving into self pity mode by Thursday.
Monday 3/21: No running, one hour Pilates mat class.
Tuesday 3/22: slightly elevated heart rate in the morning and a warning from ithlete to chill out. Ignore ithlete. 3.7 very lethargic, slightly nauseous miles from work to the train station. Upper body and core strength training.
Wednesday 3/23: Again with the heart rate. Sniffly and tired. Ithlete says take it easy. 3 mile jog after work, 15 minutes easy yoga.
Thursday 3/24: Wake up feeling groggy and sinusy. Ithlete is all, “girl take a damn hint already”. Don’t have to work, so go into full-on self-pity mode with blankets, cats, and bad movies on the sofa. 25-minute super slow jog and 15 minutes of yoga in the afternoon.
Friday 3/25: Still groggy but not as bad. 20 minute easy jog and 15 minutes of hip/core strengthening stuff to keep from atrophying.
Saturday 3/26: feeling much better. Ithlete agrees. Spend a warm, sunny afternoon in the woods with the small dude, followed by 4.5-mile hilly fartlek.
Sunday 3/27: Many Easter pancakes are consumed, together with vast amounts of maple syrup. Roll self out the door for easy effort, hilly 8-miler.
Total: 24-ish miles.