Well, if you were looking forward to this being the end of weekly training logs I have bad news for you. A spoiler alert, I did not PR this past weekend and will be starting up a new training cycle for a goal race in early January. My allergies are mostly under control now and each day my lungs feel better. Naturally they feel their best now, after race day.
I noticed the day before that my left hip felt a lot tighter than my right. I could still do all the poses, but felt a considerable difference when in any lunge like position. So I diligently went through my tried and true intermediate flexibility class on my yoga studio app.
Tuesday: 3 miles
After school I grabbed Marcy and headed over to Suny. I was fully prepared for a nice slow short run around campus. I was pleasantly surprised when the first mile clicked at 9'36". I had no intention of negative splitting my run but I did and I felt good. I exerted the same about of energy as when I was plugging away at high 10 minute miles. The improvement is undeniable, but I let it get to my head a bit.
Wednesday: 3 trail miles with ARE
I spent my day Apple picking with school and was exhausted. I was ready to call it a night and just sit and watch ncis. But I've decided to become more social and went out for the ARE group run. I ran the first mile in between the fast pack and appropriate pack chatting (gasping) with a group member before hitting my turn around. On the way back Dara and I ran at a bit of a slower pace since the sun had set and it was getting a bit darker. After we went to Bountiful Bread, which I had never been to but am now a big fan.
I had a frustrating day at work and came home and was completely exhausted. I decided to sit and relax.
I had planned to get that last 4 miles in. I had staff developent and ended up staying at work later than I expected. I came home hung out with Marcy Dog before heading to volunteer for the Mohawk Hudson marathon. I spent the next three hours walking in circles stuffing packets instead.
Saturday: volunteering & yoga
After spending my Friday night volunteering, I was back at it at 9am. The expo didn't start until 10, so I helped set up the ARE table and then acted as the bouncer to keep the early birds at bay. Then I volunteered for packet pickup. It was nice to see familiar faces and I was definitely excited. Afterwards I felt a weird twinge on my left side, so I did my trusty yoga hoping to work miracles.
Sunday: 13.1 @ 9'54"
A full recap will come soon. But i was too greedy, went out to fast too early and had nothing left for the end. No real lesson is learned the easy way.