This week was a cut-back week for me. It was good timing for it too, as I was travelling Sunday through late Wednesday night. I was in New Orleans for the Girls on the Run International Annual Summit. The days and evenings were packed full of activities and I had a ton of fun. There wasn’t much time for running though and I was not about to hit the streets of NOLA by myself in the dark, so I only managed to get in one group run while I was there.
Monday – rest
Tuesday – group run with no watch. I’d estimate about 3.5 miles.
Wednesday – off / travel
Thursday – 5.3 (8:38 pace) in my new Brooks Pure Cadence.
Friday – 6.7 miles (8:59) with a few striders – BRRRRRR it is cold here.
Saturday – 10.3 miles with 5 strides (8:47)
Sunday – 3.5 miles (8:44) on the treadmill.
Total: 29.3 miles
I was going to attempt the tempo interval workout that I missed while I was in NOLA on Sunday, but my legs were super tired and sore on Sunday, so I stuck with the scheduled 30 minutes. It is frustrating to feel so beaten down on such a light week, but I need to make sure I am actually resting some on my recovery week rather than trying to cram everything in on the weekend (which I often do).
Fortunately, the legs are feeling much better today, so hopefully it will be a good week. It will be another cold one though – it is supposed to be -25 today! BRRRRR!