Now that I’m tapering (thank god), I’m starting to stray away from the plan I’ve been using since December 22 and I’m throwing that whole grading system thing out the window. If I didn’t my report card would probably look worse than any I ever bought home in high school. I was not a good student in high school.
Monday, April 6: Rest Day. With the second 20 miler behind me, I took this day off completely.
Tuesday, April 7: 5 miles. This run was unbelievably awkward to start, but once I got past the first mile it was fantastic, even if it was a little rainy.
I got a chance to start really breaking in my new Hoka Clifton and ended up with some great splits. I LOVE these shoes.
Wednesday, April 8: 4 miles on the treadmill @ 8:10. This was supposed to be the final pace run of this cycle, but I don’t have an intended pace anymore so I just did whatever I wanted. I felt good after this was over, but got really sore later on in the day. Yoga that night helped a little bit, but not much. There were elderly women in the room that were far more flexible than I was. (Not that you are supposed to compare yourself to others in yoga class, but I couldn’t help but notice it.)
Thursday, April 9: Super easy 5. (9:25 pace) Not the worst feeling run ever, but I was just tired and ready for a rest day.
Friday, April 10:
Saturday, April 11: This was supposed to be a 12 mile long run, but the inactivity from the previous day left me feeling more beat up than when I started. I opted instead for 50 minutes on the Arc trainer at the gym and then an hour of yoga. That day I took Betty downtown to play tourist for the day because the weather was so beautiful and we did a TON of walking.
I was pretty sore by the end of the day. Luckily I have the sweetest child on the planet who with absolutely zero prompting grabbed my massage stick and rolled out my back.
Sunday, April 12: At first I thought I might try to switch my 12 to Sunday, but after another sore night I decided I was not going to push it. I went to the gym and did 4 on the treadmill, then called it a day. We ended up going down to the Orioles game and I did a TON more walking so I definitely earned my beer at the ballpark!
Okay it was beers plural.
2 MORE WEEKS TO GO!
I got my confirmation for my hotel on Friday. It’s getting real up in here.
The big news for this week is that I ordered an inversion table which should be to me hopefully sooner than later. I can’t wait to spend lots of time upside down. Other than that my plan is to run if I can, but if I can’t then I’ll be on the elliptical to keep some of the stress off my back. Also continuing with yoga and doing some exercises/planks to re-strengthen my core because over the past couple weeks I’ve been feeling weak in that area.
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Special shout outs to all of you who ran at Cherry Blossom and to Sue because OMG PARIS MARATHON!!! And good luck to all of those who are in the taper home stretch for races this weekend. I can’t believe Boston is in a week. I’ve got so many people to root for!