So last week was a little weird.
I expected it to be a bit off schedule because I'm traveling for work from Sunday, April 22 through the 27th, and my flight left way too early on Sunday morning for me to get in my long run. I was hoping to do it earlier in the week, but my schedule just didn't work this week with that. I had too much day job/work travel prep to get done, plus I have a freelance project that is still in progress and taking longer than I anticipated (and really stretching my time very thin right now). And D was traveling most of the week.
So. There's that.
I did get in 3 runs. No strength workouts, no yoga. And all of my runs were short. Not ideal. It's okay though, after several weeks of ramping up my mileage, it's probably a good break for my body (although a little bit more of a break than I wanted).
I also had some allergy stuff going on, too. I was super congested all week and didn't feel great. I haven't had that issue since I started allergy shots, but it also made me tired.
Before going into my workout details, here's what I posted last week on the blog:
|Tuesday||Run: 3 miles easy|
|Thursday||Run: 3 miles easy|
|Friday||Off||Saturday||Run: Run for Adela 5K|
3 runs/9 miles|
I used to be part of the "Never Miss a Monday" crowd, but lately because Mondays tend to be pretty busy with work, I find that Monday as a rest day fits my schedule better most weeks. So I missed Monday.
I targeted Tuesday for my long run, which was supposed to be 8 miles again this week. But the only thing I had time for was squeezing in a quick 3-miler. I had some random piriformis discomfort, so as soon as I got home, I scheduled a massage for the following day. I do not want that injury to come back. Ever.
Since I had that weird piriformis discomfort on Tuesday, I thought it was best to take a rest day. It would have been nice to go to yoga, but the class time didn't fit my schedule for the day with also getting a massage in the late afternoon.
In other news, Wednesday was supposed to be Meadow Beagle's bi-annual checkup with her oncologist. I couldn't bring myself to take the appointment off my calendar, so I got a notification when it was time to leave, and consequently spent the whole day sad that I wasn't making the trek to Columbia, SC with my little road dog. I miss that beagle so much every single day.
Thursday it was 80 degrees during my run (finally). I was tired and a bit sore from the massage the prior day, but the piriformis discomfort was gone. I was really congested and a little bit wheezy on Thursday, so I spent some quality time with my nebulizer. Fun.
Thursday night I didn't go to F45 because I had an event to go to in the evening and the timing just didn't work. But I did end my night with this view:
Because I had a race on Saturday and I had been feeling kind of weird all week, I took Friday as a rest day. My plans for the race were to just run whatever pace felt comfortable, but on the faster side of comfortable (if that makes sense). There's no all-out racing (or really even tempo-ing) for me right now. I just wanted to get back into the feel of racing in general.
I ran the Run for Adela 5K Beach Run. I was tired, my legs were still kind of sore from the massage and I had weird, stabbing hamstring pain that start almost right from the start and continued the entire time (totally inexplicable, unless it was leftover soreness from the massage?). But in any case, I accomplished what I set out to accomplish: run a race and remember what the experience feels like even if at a regular run pace.
I'll post a full recap later, but I'm happy with this run. I ran negative splits, even if I wasn't fast, and I felt good the whole time (other than just being generally tired from what an allergy flare up and the sore muscles from the massage). I didn't have the weird heavy feeling I've had for so long in my body and my legs. I'll call that a success, no matter what the pace! Now maybe I can start pushing ever so slightly in upcoming races as I build up to my fall goals.
This was a travel day for me, and I had to be at the airport at 4:30 a.m. As you're reading this, I'm probably already in Southern California for my work trip.
Speaking of that work trip, I'm going to try to get in at least two runs while I'm there. Hills, people! There are hills in California. And I love hills, so I'm going to take advantage of that (I hope).
How was your week? Do you work out when you travel?