Given that I had to play a little catch up this week, after my hill training on Thursday, my legs were so tired on Friday, that I only managed 2 of my 4 miles, and decided to take my rest day then, did my long run yesterday, and did my 4 miles (+ 1 from those outstanding), to make it a 5 mile easy run today.
It was raining heavily all day, and I kept waiting for it to ease up, but no. So wimping out on a rainy run, I did 5 treadmill or "dreadmill" (as Stefano likes to call them) miles. It takes me a while to warm my core up, but I did it in 52:27. Not fabulous, considering that I did a 6 mile race last February in 57:33. BUT, it was pretty good for me, since I actually enjoyed it. I felt like I was having a good run, and had to put my back into it. Yesterday's long run seemed slow and very long. I do not have an exact time for that, since I forgot how to use the Garmin, and only managed to get it to work around mile 2! That just shows how long it's been since I've used it.
You may have noticed that I changed my workout log to the daily mile widget. I never quite got into the buckeye outdoors one, having abandoned my previous one, since this one offered more options. But it was just not right, and so I have only used it a few times.
My physical ailment seems to have passed, and I am finally feeling more in the zone, as I start week 6. My goals for this week are:
* sticking to the training schedule without switching the days around
* do 2 sessions of weights on cross-training days
OK, well off to try and sort out some dinner. Cheers, and Happy Monday!