*Weekly mileage ~ Oct. 10-16*

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!


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