Before we get into it, are you wearing green today? My favourite tea store is giving out free tea for anyone wearing green today, so definitely stop by for a yummy cup!!
Okay. So where to begin with this week?
I figure I’ll show how it happened and then talk about it, or something…
|Monday||7k easy||Off – Another Monday off, I also had gals over for the finale of The Bachelor|
|Tuesday||8x600m speed||Nope. Sick today, did 20 minutes on the bike|
|Wednesday||Off||Massage. It hurt and was wonderful.|
|Thursday||9k tempo||Nope. I tried, but my ankle was still a bit tender from my massage, so I rested instead|
|Friday||7k easy||6km easy – I felt pretty good during this run, I really didn’t want to push it|
|Saturday||10k easy||6.4km easy – again I wanted to take it easy on my ankle, so I kept this run short|
|Sunday||16k long||4.3km – oof. This run just didn’t want to happen. I felt off the whole time.|
Total planned mileage: 54km. Total actual mileage: 16.7km. Whomp whomp 😦
I find in my training I have great consistency within a week, but terribly consistency week-to-week. Take last week for example, I was wonderful in getting my runs in. Then this week I was great at not running. Lots of consistency within in the week, but not so much week to week. I was very focused on taking it easy because of my injury, but I’m also pretty bummed I wasn’t able to make my mileage for Saturday and Sunday.
Thankfully my Sunday problem wasn’t related to my ankle (well, aside from falling off my stability ball on Saturday and giving myself a massive bruise) but to my breathing. I haven’t seen my chiropractor in a long time (far too long) and I have a rib out on my right side which is causing me to keep getting cramps when I run. I’m hoping an adjustment will clear this issue up for me.
Sometimes I wonder if I second guess myself too much; if I should just stick it out and I’ll be okay. I just….don’t know. With 10 weeks until my race and nearly being halfway through my training, I know I can’t really continue dropping mileage and skipping runs, so I’m hoping my body just needed a bit of a rest this week so I can get back to it next week.
Here’s what week 8 looks like…
|Tuesday||Off – Chiropractor|
Total planned mileage: 56km
I’m really really hoping I’m able to get my runs in this week. I feel like I’m needing a bit of a boost in my running confidence, especially after this past week. Right now I’m questioning signing up for this 50k. It’s something I’m certain I can do, but I also know it’s something that I need to train for.