Training: From Highs to Lows to Turkeys…
In summary, this week went from a low to a high and back down to a low.
I woke up on Monday extremely sore. I decided it was better if I took the day off instead. I also got a deep tissue massage.
Tuesday was just an easy run. I still felt sore.
Workout Wednesday: Normally on Wednesdays I do a workout. Whether it’s 400 or mile repeats, I do something. I had a lot of things to do on Wednesday, and my motivation was at a low. I realized there was a 5k on base, and since I had no motivation anyways, I decided just to run it. To be honest, if I hadn’t, I doubt I would have done any speed. It was windy, and I had heavy legs, but I was still able to run a 19:23 which I’m very happy with.
Thursday and Saturday I ran easy and Friday I rested.
On Sunday, I ran the Philadelphia Half Marathon. I finished in 1:25 which is a progression from where I have been racing…however, to be honest, I’m disappointed with the race. If I ran a better race, I might have been faster. In summary, I ended up running an 18:59 first 5k, 39:21 10k and then slowed down a lot. You can’t race a half marathon like a 5k I guess. Bad races are all part of the game and I’ll have a recap of it sometime this week.
|Monday:||Rest and Deep tissue massage|
|Wednesday:||Base 5k (19:23)||Core|
|Sunday:||Philadelphia Half Marathon (1:25.00)|
|Total mileage:||59 miles|
I’m disappointed with how Philadelphia went. Unless it’s a marathon, there are very few races I’ve wanted to be over as soon as possible. It caused my week of training to end on a sour note. At the end of the day, I’m healthy and injury free and that is definitely the most important part. Looking back I can see my legs were heavy and tired the majority of the week. That probably played a role in Philadelphia as well.
With Thanksgiving next week, my training will be scattered but I’m honestly not that concerned. I’ll do a turkey trot or two for speed workouts.
This week was all over the place from highs to lows to turkeys…
Questions for you:
Have you had a bad race recently?
How are you planning to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey?