Alas, last week's training was not the week I expected to have. My legs felt incredibly tired and fatigued from Friday to Sunday. I still got in three quality runs (all speedy) and a yoga class, but I was expecting a much higher mileage week.
|Bea kindly illustrating how my legs felt - like they'd curled up and died.|
So, I went with it. I didn't run on my exhausted legs after my long run. I didn't take a Refine Method class Sunday morning as planned, meaning I didn't strength train last week. And I'm trying not to freak out (and mostly succeeding).
This was on my bedtime Yogi Tea bag. I'm not sure sub-2:00 is "the most impossible challenge," but somehow this seemed relevant. Actually, their tea bags always seem relevant. How do they do that?
Anyway, I had a great training cycle up until the calf pain and this leg fatigue, and I'm not going to let that worry me. I know I have sub-2:00 in me and I am pretty sure I can bust it out for the NYC Half!
So on to last week's training recap and this week's goals.
Monday: Power yoga at NY Loves Yoga.
Tuesday: Mile race and relay races at Armory.
Wednesday: Rest day. (Felt some quad tightness/pain)
Thursday: 3 miles on TM at 0.5% incline and 8:55 avg pace, speeding up every 1/2 mile.
Friday: Rest day. (Continued quad tightness/pain)
Saturday: Long run (7 miles). Originally planned for 13, then was advised that this would only put me at higher risk of injury given the fact that I had quad pain and the calf issues two weeks ago. Splits: (1) 9:04, (2) 9:08, (3) 9:04, (4) 9:24 - Cat Hill, (5) 9:18, (6) 9:45 - Harlem Hill, (7) 9:25.
Was shooting for 8 but ended up doing 7 because my legs were so tired and tight. Got a massage after this run and it seemed to really help the tightness issue, although not the fatigue issue.
Sunday: Rest day. (Fatigued legs)
This Week's Goals
This week, following Hal Higdon's schedule gives me ~9 miles prior to the Half. I'll see how I'm feeling and possibly drop that down a bit and replace with restorative yoga.
Monday: Yoga + 4 mile easy run
Wednesday: Tempo run (30 mins)
Thursday: 2 mile easy run
Friday-Saturday: lots of foam rolling, stretching, yoga-ing
How did your workouts go last week? What are your goals for this week?