Here is the overview of the week's training:
Monday - 17 mile run
Tuesday - planned rest day
Wednesday - 60 minute swim; Pure Barre class
Thursday - 9 mile run
Friday - 60 minute swim; Pure Barre class
Saturday - planned rest day
Sunday - Race Simulation, Run #1 (3 miles)
And I did! So when I hit 16 miles, I still had about 12 minutes to go. So I decided to run that extra mile. About a half mile into it, I started getting little twinges everywhere! LOL I tried not to panic and I almost stopped and walked back to the car, but it wasn't ever more than twinges. I focused on my form and kept going, and I was able to maintain the same pace. But I have to admit I was a bit freaked out. And to make it worse, when I got back to the car and checked my phone, I had a message from my massage therapist cancelling my afternoon's appointment. Ugh.
Tuesday was a planned rest day, and I worked - so I wore compression socks and my recovery sandals to work. Such is the benefit of working in a running store! I was able to use my foam roller and to stretch periodically when we didn't have customers in the store. I was still having twinges but nothing that concerned me too much. However, I had planned a run on Wednesday morning and I didn't think that was going to be smart. But that also meant that if I bumped my run back to Thursday morning it would have to be super early because I had to open the store. Luckily, BJ was willing to meet me in the dark on Thursday... so I switched everything around and prayed that my Thursday run would be OK.
The first mile or so was a bit iffy, but after that it was fine! I breathed a sigh of relief! I'm just trying to get to Dopey uninjured, darn it! LOL
I did two days of swimming for cross training instead of cycling...trying to take it easy on the legs. Pure Barre class also felt really good since I wasn't going to class in the evening after having run that morning! We did some moves that I couldn't do a month ago (of course, we also did a couple of new moves that I couldn't do - but I'm sure I'll get stronger and will be able to them at that time!). And I'm feeling much stronger in my core.
|The YMCA decorated the swim lanes! I think the Life guard got a kick out of me asking to take a picture of it!|
|Weights, tube, and ball... the tools of a Pure Barre class! Looks easy, right? If you think that, come take a class with me!|
Oh, that reminds me... the corral placements came out last week, too! I'm in Corral D, which is a 4:30-5:00 marathon. I'm in the exact corral I should be in! Now all I need is for the weather to cooperate in Orlando! :D
Happy Training!! Be safe, friends!