Just like last week was a great training week, this was not such a great training week. It’s so easy to jump from one to the other, right? Everything was a little bit off – it was warmer, I felt like I was working harder for the same effort, etc. Even the universe can seem against you, when you take a wrong step and roll your ankle! But sometimes, maybe it’s just the universe’s way of telling you to take a break. Make sure you’re taking time for recovery during your training – an extra 15 minutes of stretching, icing something that’s achy, take a yoga class or get a massage (looking forward to both of these this week!).
Monday 10/17: Rest – schedule was a little bit off from travelling the week before, so took a rest day and did some much need grocery shopping!
Tuesday 10/18: Run 2.75 miles 38:29 plus strength training routine from Runner’s World.
It’s finally starting to look like fall in my neighborhood, but this run certainly didn’t feel like fall!
Wednesday 10/19: 3.98 miles run (52:59) 13’17” pace
Not every run can be a good run and this was certainly was not. It simply was hot and muggy and I was not a happy camper as you can see.
Thursday 10/20: 0.65 miles “run” (13:00)
This run seems a little off, no? I went about my regular warm up and set off on a new trail at the park where we typically do our longer runs. However, as soon as I started my first run interval, I guess I was just tired from the last two days. I mis-stepped and felt my ankle roll. I took a few more steps and decided to pack it in and head back to the car, to avoid any further or worse injury.
Friday 10/21: Followed up with a day of RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) for my ankle. It was a bit painful, but hoping with a few days off, it would be back to normal.
Saturday 10/22: More RICE, and sushi!
Sunday 10/23: 8 miles (1:50:39) 13’14” pace
Ankle felt fine Sunday morning, so decided to (cautiously) head out on my planned long run of 8 miles.
Total mileage for the week: 15.38 miles