This week started out slow for me but ended on an awesome note! I PRed at the Turkey Trot 10K, and I am fully recovered from my fall last week. Time to get back to my original training plan! Woo hoo!
Monday: Rest & recover from fall.
Tuesday: Rest. Another day of rest. I probably could have run, but I was still feeling some pain when I bent my knees so I decided to wait one more day.
Wednesday: 3 miles in 25:21 (8:27 pace). Oh, it is SO hard to get myself up at 4:30 a.m. to go to the gym. But I never, ever regret it. It makes me feel so much better throughout the day if I get a run in before work. This was supposed to be 6 miles, but- 1) I would have had to wake up at 3:30 a.m. for that to happen, and 2) I wanted to take it easy because this was my first run since my fall. My knees felt fine and I was so excited to be back at it.
Thursday: 3 miles in 28:11 (9:23 pace). Another early morning and boring treadmill run! Having good music helps take some of the boredom away but treadmill running is still very difficult for me. After the run I went into the locker room and as I walked past one of the mirrors I remembered a picture I had taken 10 weeks ago- in the exact same outfit! I’m just a little smaller now 🙂 Actually it looks like I had a balloon under my shirt that I deflated. Haha!
Saturday: 6.2 miles in 49:35 (7:59 pace). The Turkey Trot 10K that ended in a surprise PR- 9 weeks after giving birth! Nobody was as shocked as I was about this. I decided to push myself for the first time since finding out I was pregnant last January, and the results were amazing! Maybe I’ll have to add some speed work into this training plan after all 🙂
Sunday: Rest. I was SO SORE! It’s been a long time since I ran hard like that and I was definitely feeling the effects of it.
Total: 12.2 miles
I’m feeling anxious to get some longer runs under my belt. I was supposed to do 10 miles the week I fell and then I had to skip it. Then I had the 10K planned for this past weekend so I knew that would be considered my ‘long run’. This weekend I’m going to shoot for 10 again. Double digits here I come!!!
4 weeks down, 12 to go!