T-13 Weeks: Taking Action (sort of)
My inner thighs are very very tight! I really made sure to stretch them out after each run, and I think it’s helping a lot.
Extreme spa day. Bath salt soak, cold shower, legs up the wall, and wine!
6.5 km, and the sun was out for the whole thing! This was a scheduled speed session, so while taking it easy on my inner thighs and lengthening my spine I slowly pressed on the gas pedal. Got two and a half good fartleks in. Had to stop and massage out a bit of tension twice, probably because I didn’t take the time to heat up the muscle first (in favour of getting the run in before the sun goes down).
My first Active Release session with Dr. Cristoveneau.
Great 5km Tempo run. It was cold and windy, and I didn’t really want to work out but I did an out and back that changed my attitude. I ran straight into the cold northwest wind on the way out, and forgot to run tall for most of it. Turning around, the wind at my back, I could take my face cover off, and did I ever feel great keeping goal pace and posture the whole way back.
Travelled to Winnipeg! The cold actually shocked me…I don’t remember it actually hurting as much as it did.
Treadmill run with R at the gym. Nice steady, easy pace. We didn’t have enough time to do a full 8km so I settled for 5 at a little quicker pace. I haven’t been on a treadmill since about 2001, so this was a challenge to maintain Chi focuses. The “hills” are frustrating, I would much rather see a hill and conquer it! It was just far too cold to run outside, and between the two of us we didn’t have enough to do a run outside in the park.
Well, my first missed long run. Hopefully my last. I didn’t plan to “break” my training until Mexico, but some things are unavoidable. Travelling puts a dent in the training schedule whether you plan it or not.
Goal for Week 12: Complete all three of my scheduled runs, no matter what. Even if it means I have to get up early, or stay up late. I have a very busy week but I refuse to let that take away from any more runs.