First, Happy Labor Day! Hopefully, you are enjoying the last few moments of summer. It seems like it flew by but that is a post for another day.
My training last week was more exhausting. I had a great training week, the week before and felt like I was riding the high of great running. This week, I felt like I was recovering the entire week.
So what was I recovering from?
- A gorgeous hike on the Delaware Water Gap great running week and from a hard race. Plus the weather wasn’t as pleasant as the week before.
- Excellent running the week prior
- From a hard 5k race
Plus the weather wasn’t as fantastic as the week before. Running in the heat or pouring rain is difficult. Honestly, I missed most of the heat this summer, and I’m not disappointed about it!
|Monday:||7 miles easy|
|Tuesday:||7 miles easy|
|Wednesday:||11 miles easy|
|Thursday:||11 miles easy|
|Saturday:||7 miles easy|
|Sunday:||RnR Half Marathon: 1:29.46|
I’m in a weird stage with my running right now:
The Weird Limbo Stage:
I would like to think I’m “over” being injured. For the last few weeks, I’ve run high mileage with no aches or pains. I’ve also run several races. However, I don’t feel in shape, and I don’t feel good when I run. It’s going to take a few months of rebuilding my base and endurance to get to a point where I feel like when I left off back in May. That’s the nature of the sport, and you cannot feel good all of the time.
I know I have a lot of work to do, but also I’ve made a lot of progress in the last few weeks. It’s hard not to compare yourself to previous fitness levels but I know I’m moving in the right direction.
My easy runs were just that, easy. I don’t have much to say about them. On Saturday, instead of paying $20 each for a gym day pass, my husband and I ran outside while the hurricane was close by. It wasn’t dangereous, but it was raining and extremely windy.
RnR Half Marathon: 1:29.46
The race went better than expected. My goal was to finish healthy and injury free. My dream goal was to finish faster than last year (1:31). Due to the hurricane, it was windy and they removed the structures as well as clocks from the course.
For me, I surpassed all goals I had. It was a huge confidence booster and I ran a smart and healthy race. I actually negative split the race even though the second half was into the wind. I couldn’t have asked for a better race for where I currently am.
Questions for you:
How was your week?
How do you stay confident getting back into shape?