It is indeed a very happy Monday in New York. The sun is shining and it is supposed to hit close to 70 degrees today. Finally, spring is here!!
I spent the weekend in Washington DC with Abby, Steph, Beth, and Kim. It was a fantastic weekend and my shakeout run on Saturday left me confident I could run -- not race -- the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, so I even got in a long run! My recap of that will be up tomorrow.
I'm keeping this post short and sweet since my laptop broke over the weekend in a tragic water spill. It was 3 years old and I was going to get a new one for when I need to work from home on weekends once I start work this fall, but that's never a fun call to get.
Since two easy miles on Sunday revealed some hip flexor pain and I was under the weather from Tuesday to Friday, is week focused on strength rather than cardio. I always feel ok doing strength if I'm not seriously sick.
Monday: 2 easy miles. To/from doctor's office to find out about lingering pink eye symptoms (I know, I'm a picture of health). Felt hip flexor pain so I held off on speed work.
Tuesday: Refine Method. Early AM class with Julianne. Felt under the weather but it was a great class.
Wednesday: Strength training with trainer. Focused again on heavy weights and fewer reps. Really enjoying the heavier lifting!
Thursday: Rest day. Felt the sickest I felt all week.
Friday: Rest day. Wanted to be well enough to run in DC so rested again.
Saturday: 2 mile shakeout run around the monuments in DC.
Sunday: 10 mile long run at Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. Slow and not the best run ever. Recap tomorrow!
This Week's Goals
This week I'm concentrating on quality runs and strength training.
- 1 tempo run
- 1 long run
- 1 speed work session
- 2 strength workouts
- 1-2 yoga classes/practices
How do you recover from sickness and aches/pains? How was your weekend?