Mileage for the week of October 10th – October 16th
Total weekly mileage: 8
Total October mileage: 59.5
Total year-to-date (2016) mileage: 1,142.75
Week in review:
10/10 No run/recovery day
10/11 No run/recovery day
10/12 No run/recovery day
10/13 No run/ active recovery day (2 mile walk)
10/14 No run/ active recovery day (2 mile walk)
10/15 36:27 min./4 mi./9:07 pace
10/16 38:40 min./4 mi./9:31 pace
I think it’s safe to say that last week was a pretty typical recovery week. Taking five full days off is a big deal for me. By Thursday I was getting antsy (and kind of gloomy)! However, I really knew it would be in my very best interest to give myself those five days off and I’m proud of myself for riding it out.
Waking up Saturday morning I was in such good spirits and so ready to run! It took about a mile for my legs to really get moving and I limited myself to just four miles but it felt so good to move! Minus a little bit of lingering discomfort located in my right glute/SI joint region, I was ecstatic to be back at it. I repeated the same distance Sunday with less discomfort which is a good sign that I’m on the right track.
This week will be a recovery to training transition. A big part of my glum disposition is what I would described as post-event letdown. Not because I was disappointed with the outcome of the race, but rather because I didn’t know what was next. I really thrive on having a focus and it’s hard for me to deal with an empty racing calendar.
A big part of my excitement to return to running Saturday stemmed from discovering an upcoming race that I REALLY want to do in about four weeks. (That in addition to becoming an official Oiselle Volée team member which I shared yesterday.) Thus, the transition this week. I’m not 100% committed yet… ie: registered, so I’ll save the details for after that happens but I’m currently creating my training plan as if I’ve already locked it in. Since it will be quite a change from marathon training, I’m making a few tweaks to mix it up a little and looking forward to some added cross training.
More to come. In the meantime, have a fantastic week!