I missed posting anything last week and I could say I was on company travel...which I was...but actually...I was so discouraged with my performance at the Frederick Marathon that I just didn't feel like doing anything and just took the week to reflect. I could say I was too busy to run after work during my days up in N VA, or that I didn't take my running gear...but I had plenty of free time and actually did take my running gear. I even went down to the gym where they had an excellent array of weight equipment, treadmills, cycles and elliptical machines...even a indoor swimming pool. I went down there every day I was there but the urge to do anything wasn't there. I did take some long walks through the neighborhoods...nice rolling hills...tree lined streets...a great place to run...but...I didn't run...not one step. I did eat a lot...the different cultural restaurants near DC is immense, and since I do like to eat...we visited different restaurants, lunch and dinner...It was great! Mornings we would stop in at Paneras and have coffee and a bear claw, Danish and relax for an hour before going in to work. Then we got back...and I'm back! I already have a 10K on tap for Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend...Elizabeth River Run ...nothing like a race to get someone motivated...and I have been training hard for it all this week...and here's how it's gone:
07-11 May: Nothing...Nada...Zilch
Saturday 12 May: 7.0 miles in 50 minutes...Intervals...warm-up at 8 mph...8-9-10-8 mph for one minute each x 4...cool down at 8 mph
Sunday: Rest...after a week of doing nothing, Saturday's workout made my legs and butt really sore!
Monday: 7.5 miles in 55 minutes...Warm-up...then 10K at 9.3 mph in 39:50...then a cool down...I'm going to break 40!
Tuesday: Weights and aerobics for 40 minutes
Wednesday: 7.5 miles in 55 minutes...Intervals...warm-up at 8 mph...8-9-10-10.5-9-8 mph x 3...cool down at 8 mph
Thursday: Weights and aerobics for 40 minutes
Friday: 7.5 miles in 55 minutes...warmup at 8 mph...run at 9.4 mph...cool down 8 mph
Saturday: Uncovered the pool, cleaned filters, scrubbed the pool cover, cleaned the pool...also must have been a great workout, because the backs of my legs were tender the next day...but...Pool's Open! Water was at 70F but it felt great! I really missed swimming after my runs.
Sunday: 12 miles at an easy 8 mph run in 1:30...felt really good.
Total running miles: 41.5 miles