Race day - high of 43 and low of 30
This crazy temperature bouncing is making it really hard to plan what to wear. I've only run in 40ish temps a few times this season and if the sun is shining 43 can feel really different.
I am thinking...
arm sleeves, gloves, and a sleeveless top. At least I can peel the sleeves and gloves if I feel warm at some point. I can not decide which top?? I do have a light sleeveless vest too...decisions, decisions....
Last week I only got one session of upper body in. My tummy would react to any heavy push, when I really exert myself, I can feel a deep pain inside.
When I try to run and I am having a flare up from diverticulitis, two main symptoms happen, I feel nauseous and weirdly sweaty, and I will randomly feel sharp pains. It's really aggravating.
Overall I tend to feel weak and my energy levels dip due to some other symptoms.
I am not trying to TMI, so I will just tell you I am really glad my strength is starting to feel normal now.
Enough of that! I hope no one ever has these issues, but if you ever do, I am here to listen.
Monday night I went for a trail run
Two easy miles and one quick one.
I walked/jogged two more miles and stretched.
Tuesday ~ I ran a very easy treadmill mile. I actually felt the fatigue in my hamstrings. I think I am ready to embrace resting now.
I started lifting and was so relieved I felt good!
So I hit it hard.Toward the end of my workout, I even did my three plates on the leg press, and the calf machine. My legs feel used up happy right now. I hope I didn't overdo it, I just couldn't help it. I kept thinking I have to chill the rest of the week, why not?
Heart Rate Weight Training
Seeing my heart charts really helped me to understand and trust what a great work out lifting is.
Heart Rate 3 Mile Trail Run
This is my trail run from Monday night - looks pretty different. The funny thing is - it looks pretty similar to my elevation chart. :)
So time to chill now, I feel used up happy.
Wednesday (planned) 25 min. easy pace
Thursday (for sure) rest and eat
Friday (planned) 15 min. easy pace
Saturday morning - race day - I may skip Friday and just do a warm up Saturday morning, it's hard to decide.
I probably won't post again till after the race. I am going to do my best, and try to feel content and be proud of whatever result I get.
Wishing all of you a great weekend!!
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