After racing/running all last weekend I found myself feeling exhausted all week. But I accepted it as a sacrifice for my shiny new 5k PB. ;)
Here's how it went:
Monday: REST day! And nothing eventful to report lol.
Tuesday: Tuesdays are for Tacos and 9 mile runs, apparently.
9 miles at 8:46 pace. Look how dark it gets now at 8:00!!!!
Wednesday: Hehehehe....Lola hates the raincoat and the rain but I managed to snap this quick photo on our morning walk.
I was delighted to see only 4 miles on the plan for Wednesday!!!!!!! It was like a tapering present!
Thursday: On Thursday my school had curriculum night so I switched Thursday's training run with Friday. I know I know...the last time I did this it sucked but I had no choice!
P.S. I now teach dangerously close to the Bike and Bean!!!!!! Hence the Thursday lunch scone...
Who doesn't love Fridays?!
Friday's run: 3 miles easy, 3 miles at tempo-ish pace (7:13) and 2 miles warming down for 8 miles total. Yep-tired.
Saturday: On Saturday morning this popped up on my facebook memories!!! It's my acceptance for the FIRST ever Boston Marathon I ran. I thought that was so cool!
Lola had a haircut on Saturday so I headed out for my easy HUMID 10k run after I picked her up. I got spooked by Tom and Marg on their bikes lol and ran with them for a few minutes. After the 5k turn around point on the trail I headed home.
Don't worry, those stairs to the left are stained now! LOL
Haircuts are exhausting.
Sunday: 15 mile long run and I LOVE that 15 was the distance as opposed to 20-22 miles today!!! My goodness, it's Fall and the air feels like Summer.
This is a deer that I saw at the 10 mile mark!!!! Him and I had a bit of a stare down before a group of cyclists scared him into the woods. This was the best photo I could get with my phone. It was so cool!
Weekly total: 42.3 miles
Thanks again for following along in my training journey as I attempt another marathon! 2 weeks will fly by I just know it!!!
Do you get exhausted the days following a race???
Are you or someone you know running Chicago?