I managed 27.6 miles of running, 2 good sessions of upper body, three full rest days, and lots of stretching, leg lifts, and a few planks for good measure this past week.
Sunday my recovery run ended up being 2 miles on the treadmill, my left calf was tender and sore, and really hurt at a few points, so I decided I wasn't pushing it.
My long run was only twelve miles this week, but I felt very tired when I got done and snoozed a bit when I got home. Ten miles the week before felt really good, I was energized by it, and got a lot done around the house. Fast forward one week and I felt wiped. I just never know how running is going to make me feel.
|Saturday we walked around the mall easy paced for me :)|
|We went to Cine' Bistro to see Night at the Museum - |
I love this place, you get a little tray at your seat and yummy cocktails :)
|and popcorn in a bowl lol|
Long story short, I ended up with two run partners for the last ten miles. MB was a nice lady who was nursing an injury, so she was easy pacing it, and knew the area. The man Ray had coached in past years, and was happy to have someone to run with because his normal partner took the week off. Ray said he usually runs with an older man, who is 70, and runs an 11:00 min. average, and he had done a marathon and a 50K (awesome) a few weeks apart and needed a rest week, but he is supposed to be back next week. I guess I will try their pace next week, if they are willing to let me tag along.
Hey, guess what?! Christmas is just a few days away. I've only purchased one present...time to get busy, huh?!
Anyone else last minute Christmas shopping like me?
Ever have a long distance run just wipe you out?