This week was 46 miles of “real running” and 21 “miles” pool running. No swimming – wasn’t an option with my damn sinuses-- training log is here.
This was a planned taper and race week that turned into a recovery week, due to some damn flu/cold bug that I’m still fighting the remnants of. Did my planned 10 mile race as a fun run, and in the process proved a lot about how much my mind gets in the way of my running in the process. Race report. So, in some ways a sucky week, but in other ways a fantastic one.
Monday: In the morning, a mixed intervals workout of 12 repeats of coughing intervals plus 20 nose blows. Also worked my sore throat. More sore throat in the afternoon, plus fever. On the plus side, I did get to watch 8 hours of streaming horse show coverage. 50 minutes of gentle pool-running at night for “5 miles”, plus foam rolling.
Tuesday: In the morning, 2.5 very easy miles outside (8:44 pace), and then 55 minutes of easy pool-running for “5.5 miles” followed by injury prevention work. Very light upper body strength work (unless coughing and sneezing counts), floor barre class, and foam rolling at night.
Wednesday: In the morning, 8.5 very easy miles (9:05 pace) followed by injury prevention work and then 4 more miles (8:15). Pilates class plus foam rolling at night.
Thursday: In the morning, 13 easy miles outside (8:02 pace). Some upper body strengthwork plus injury prevention exercises and foam rolling at night.
Friday: In the morning, 8 very easy miles (8:37 pace) plus drills and strides. Followed up with 25 minutes of easy pool-running for “2.5 miles” and injury prevention exercises. Foam rolling at night.
Saturday: 40 minutes of very easy pool-running for “4 miles”, plus foam-rolling and stretching at night.
Sunday: 10 mile race-as-a workout in 69:09. Followed with 40 minutes of easy pool-running for “4 miles”. Yoga and foam rolling tonight.