Happy first Tuesday of Fall!
I started off last week feeling rather sick (as the entire DC area has a cold of some sort at the moment) which threw a wrench into the works. Thankfully we were able to modify things and took this as an opportunity to have a little ‘mid training cycle taper’ (I don’t even know if that’s a thing) and to focus on getting better before the bug turned into anymore of a thing. In addition, I was entered in a 10-miler on Sunday that I really wanted to put forth a good effort to gauge where I was.
Regardless if a mid cycle taper is a thing or not, it worked! Thank goodness I was feeling much better by the end of the week – I had a bridal shower to attend, a friend’s birthday to celebrate, a race to run … and now of course Mr. Pesto has come down with a bout of man-flu.
Monday: – Woke up with a terribly sore throat and fuzzy brain. 6.5miles relaxed.
(pm) 30mins body weight strength.
Tuesday: (am) 7miles, easy. Trying to ease some of the cold out, not really feeling any better.
PT –> graston, some light dry needling, and hip strength exercises.
(pm) Lift at gym, 35mins. Pool run, 30mins.
Wednesday: (am) Feeling about 80% better. Naturally time for a light workout 🙂 2mile warm up. 6 x 3min repeats at no faster than 6:30pace (did average a little quicker – but not enough to get in trouble) 1min jog between. 2mile cool down.
Thursday: (am) 6miles fairly sore recovery run
(pm) 30min pool run
Friday: 5.5mile easy in BEAUTIFUL Fall like weather!
Saturday: 4.5mile easy course preview and 4x strides. Hoping that my quads will hold up on the hills tomorrow!
Sunday: (am) 2 mile warm up. 10 mile race; 1:02:12 – good for third overall lady and first in age group. 3mile cool down. It was a fairly challenging course with a couple of long grindy hills which made things
awful fun. Overall, I was happy with this effort. This was only the second 10miler I’ve run so it was a four minute PR. There were not a lot of people around me so it would have been interesting had there been a few more/any people to work with.
(pm) 2.3 mile shake out.
Total miles: 55
Cross training: 4x sessions
This week consisted of both ends of the bell curve. On one end it was all about recovery, kicking this cold and getting the legs feeling a little fresher, and on the other hand, it was time run hard and see where my fitness was, as we didn’t really have a firm idea. I think that my time was a decent indication of where I am for the time being. Onwards!