So, for the week of Princess:
Monday - 5 x 1000s at 5:12 pace. Did it, but was awfully glad when I realized I only had five intervals, not size. Had a good discussion with a guy who was doing gait analysis. As suspected, tight hips are probably the root of all my issues with my adductor.
Tuesday - 5 easy (10:53 pace), then gym.
Wednesday - 8 easy (11:04 pace). This was supposed to be a tempo, but I made it easy in light of the fact that my original plan was to tempo/MGP at Princess. Focused on lengthening strides to make sure I streeeeeetch those adductors.
Thursday - no running! Flew to Orlando, got to bed at 3am. Sigh.
Friday - no running! Took an executive decision to sleep in (maybe 8am), rather than dragging my exhausted butt out of bed to get in an early run. I think it was the right call. Spent the day at the expo, then Hollywood Studios and dinner with family!
|5 Miles in the Epcot parking lot...|
|Super excited to meet Princess Minnie!|
Sunday - 13.1 easy (11:04 pace); a.k.a. Disney Princess Half Marathon - on which there's more to come when the photos are all uploaded and purchased!
Monday - no running! Flew home from Disney. Was wiped.
Tuesday - 5 easy on treadmill. I can't remember why, but it was really, really hard to get motivated for this one. I finally convinced myself to get to the stupid gym and, even though it probably wasn't the milage I needed, I'm proud that I got in a decent-length run.
Wednesday - 8 tempo at MGP + 1 mile each for wam-up and cool down (11:04/10:06/11:19). HOLY CRAP, GUYS, I DID A TEN MILE RUN MID-WEEK, AFTER WORK!!! And, you know what, aside from the fact that it was POURING rain (I know I live in Seattle - we usually get mist, not downpours), it was actually pretty great. No music, just me and my Garmin to keep me at my goal paces.
Thursday - gym, then 5 easy (11:04 pace). These are always tough, after an hour in the gym. My right leg usually feels like collapsing.
Friday - 5 easy. A disaster of a run. I was supposed to get in 8. I hadn't eaten much all day and had visited the massage place. I felt like my legs were lead bricks and my shorts chaffed. It was awful. I threw in the towel, figuring it was better to be ready for my long run on Saturday, rather than kill myself over three more miles that were going to suck.
Saturday - 10 long (11:01 pace). Yeah, I made the right call yesterday. I felt great, even though this run was straight after an hour and a bit of ice skating lessons.