I had a gorgeous long run on Sunday. It was beautiful, I ran part of it with a friend, and the run encouraged me again with regards to the NJ Half.
But most of all it reminded me of how lucky I feel that none of those I knew at the marathon were harmed. My friend I was running with had a classmate who had been injured while spectating at the Boston Marathon.
So that's how I exit this week. Feeling incredibly lucky and rejuvenated and strong, but also very reflective every time I run.
Monday: Tempo run (8 miles). Amazing run. (1 w/u) 9:28, (2) 8:49, (3) 9:03, (4) 9:02, (5) 8:56, (6) 8:57, (7) 8:39, (8) 8:37
Tuesday: Run for Boston (3 miles). Ran in a race shirt with friends in honor of those harmed in the attacks on Boston.
Wednesday: Short progression run & Uplift strength class (45 min). Ran with a speedy friend and was shocked by how easy the pace felt -- I was able to chat while we ran! (1) 9:05, (2) 8:33, (3) 8:36
In the strength workout, I used heavy weights (for me) but took it a bit easier on the cardio intervals since I'd just come from a speed session.
Friday: Strength session with trainer (1 hour). Focus on core, inner thighs, glutes, and hamstrings. Definitely distracted throughout as we discussed the insanity of this past week.
Saturday: Dirty Dozen & Body Ride at Revolve (45 min). Great playlist. I liked this class better than the Rip Ride I took last Sunday, in part I think because the playlist was more my style. Also, Jason was fabulous, which helped a lot.
Sunday: Long run (12 miles). Beautiful but chilly spring day. Ran north from 96th st to the George Washington Bridge and back down, then south to 72nd St and back up again. Met a friend at 102nd St and she joined me for 7 miles. So good to have company!!