Ah Week 8.
I really have mixed feelings about this week. I missed A LOT of workouts. And yet, I feel okay about it because there were good reasons (in my opinion). I got to take the girls to Synagogue twice this week. They love getting to see their friends, and it's nice to feel connected spiritually. I also had a little twinge of something in my ankle that I felt like I needed to protect. So it ended up being a relatively low mileage week, coming in at only 21 miles. The good news is, my long run felt great. I felt relatively strong as I found myself pushing it towards the end. Good sign, right?
So here's how my week ended up:
Monday: Unscheduled nothing (Synagogue)
|Lexi and Lyla with Zayde (my father) and one of their buddies, Caitlyn|
Tuesday: 3 miles + 4 x 200 with 200 recovery between (Total 4 miles)
Thursday: Unscheduled nothing (Synagogue)
Friday: 2 miles (cut short due to ankle twinge)
Saturday: 15 mile long run with Breakaway Running. I had Debi and Kaci with me for all the fun. They were great running partners. I love how Debi just gets how big these long runs are for me. She's always there for a hug to celebrate. I have to say, this run really seemed to fly by for me. It was a different route which really made it fun. I was also happy to "run" into 2 other friends, Daniela and Jennifer, along the way!
Sunday: Unscheduled Rest
While I'm okay with how things turned out this past week, I'm well aware that I need to really get on it now. My long run this week is a cut back but I really need to hit my other runs this week. I'm planning 2 rest days this week in order to let my ankle stay safe.
How was your training week?
Does your local run shop have training runs?
Ice baths? Yay or Nay?