Week 11 of 12
One week! I made it to Race Week! You know it’s almost Buffalo Half Marathon race day because I visited Falmouth Fashion Nails for my traditional pre-race pedicure on Friday!
I had a busy week with not a whole lot of running. We were one man down at work and I had a big golf event that I’d been planning and stressing about for weeks.
On Monday I got in the pool for some deep water running. My leg still hurt and I knew I had to do some form of cardio to keep me sane. I broke out the Heartbreaker Spin Playlist for Tuesday—my angry breakup music to punish my spinners for my injury. Hehe.
It was back to the pool on Wednesday but this time Joe suggested the water walkers. Oh em gee, what a workout! I felt like I was putting a ton of effort with very little forward progress. I don’t think I made it 5 minutes before I was sweating, breathing heavy and my face bright red. I was able to get in 26 minutes before the deep end pool class started so I finished up with 4 minutes in the shallow end.
I decided to try running outside on Friday and got in 2 pain-free miles! I wanted to keep going but I also didn’t want to overdo it. It was a good idea because the minute I started walking—OUCH! The pain was back full strength. I iced and took ibuprofen and spend the rest of the day laying low. THEN that night, Georgie also injured her right (front) leg! She started limping after a rock session with grandpaw. Seriously G?! We are a mess.
Sunday was the 7th Annual Piggy Trot and my 6th year running. I ran with Eric and ended up placing 3rd to win a pig & $50 cash! You can read my full race report here: http://www.jenrunsfastblog.com/2016/05/race-report-piggy-trot-2016.html
· 1 week until the Buffalo Half Marathon!
· 8 weeks until the Runner’s World Classic!
|New Nike Lunarglides for work HEY-O!|
30’ deep water running!
Taught spin class. The playlist: Heartbreaker Spin Playlist
10 push ups
26’ deep water running with water walkers!
4’ shallow water running!
Burdenko H20 x2
Taught spin class. The playlist: When Love Takes Over Spin Playlist
2 miles (16:05)
Happy Birthday Dad!
Piggy Trot 3.7 miles with Eric (24:55)
These two :) #ProudCousin #HappyCoach
This week’s mileage: 5.75 miles
This week’s G mileage: 0 miles
May Totals: 51.75 miles
2016 Totals: 374.75 miles