Ragnar Trail beat me up a lot more than I was expecting. Its likely because I did as many miles in one day as I normally run in a week but my legs were very heavy this week.
Monday: Yoga. I had seen Nanda on the schedule at the Nisky gym and was totally stoked to attend her class, only to have it be canceled ( i think it was an error in the first place) But then I was motivated to do more than just beginner relaxation. I was feeling pretty stiff from running all the trails, sleeping in a tent, and then physically not moving for an entire day sunday. I did beginners combination on my yoga studio app. It had the right level of mixture, but I didn't attempt any of the more advance modifications that I've learned. When I do go back to my regular class, it will be a very rude awaking.
Tuesday: 3 mile run (10'51") Despite having all the time in the world to go running, I somehow cannot get myself out the door and on the road until the hottest part of every day. Maybe subconsciously I am training my body for the expected sweatfest that is the boilermaker but it was warm and my legs were dead. I shuffled along through the neighborhood with Marcy and felt like I was running miles 23-26. (though if i ever run the last 3 miles of a marathon sub 11 minutes I'll be damn proud) I got it done but I didn't enjoy it my legs were clearly not ready.
Wednesday: Spin. I had a personal thing against one of the spin instructors at my gym. She is the favorite among most but I just didn't like her. I typically will go to anyone elses class but hers. Unfortunately she was the only one on tap for Wednesday evening so I went anyways and found that I don't dislike her as much as I thought I did. The class was good and I kept about a 16mph pace on the bike (something I cannot do outdoors)
Thursday: manual labor. I finally decided it was time to tackle my garage. It was a bit grungy when I moved in last august and I've just been ignoring it. Finally I decided to clean it and organize. It took a good chunk of the day but it looks so damn good now that I can't wait until my Dad picks up his car so I can use my garage again.
Friday: 5 mile run (10'53") another non impressive run. I had wanted to get my 8 mile run done before the weekend but ended up going to work at my schools summer camp for the day. I then only had a bit of time to run before heading to Troy to see Eastbound Jesus perform. My legs didn't feel as tired but didn't feel awesome either.
Saturday: I still wanted to tackle 8 miles before Sunday ( so I could go hiking) but it was pouring rain all morning and then time for 4th of july festivities. I did take marcy on a 10,000 step walk. But postponed the run yet again.
Sunday: 8 miles. (11'20") I am disappointed with how this run went except for a few things. 1. even if i run this exact same pace next week, I'll have the course PR I am looking for ar Boilermaker. 2. I had coffee immediately before leaving and had to stop at 2 different gas stations. 3. I didn't run with any water ( but did have some from the second gas station about 3 miles in. 4. It was sunny and warm. So all things considered I did well. I had really set myself up to fail. As I continue training through the summer, I'll need to get a better idea as to how to fuel/water properly since I hate carrying anything.
I am disappointed with my pace this week but am glad that I did still manage to get all 3 runs in (and over 10,000 steps each day on my fitbit) I am thankful that this week is low mileage to give my legs a chance to recover so that I can enjoy boilermaker next week!