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One Week to go!!
Monday : 5 miles / 47:10 / 9:26 pace
Felt really sore on this run, and kept my pace nice and slow. Tried to keep it easy so I was happy with my time! It was also pretty warm out when I ran, and the heat didn't really bother me. Finally think I'm adjusting to the heat...thank goodness!
Tuesday : 1 hour yoga
I did a few yoga for runners videos from YouTube as well as specific stretches that felt great. Nothing too exciting- just some nice stretches!
Wednesday : 4 miles / 34:00 / 8:30 pace
Today was my last speed workout, and as soon as I started my hamstring stated to bother me. I was hoping it would improve during my warmup, and it did slightly right at mile 1, so I decided to go on with my workout (1 mile, 4x200, 1 mile, 4x200 with jog in between). As soon as I started picking up the pace, my hamstring started bothering me again but wasn't painful, just felt sore if that makes sense. I finished the mile around 6:50, jogged a lap, and did my 200 repeats. By that time I knew it wasn't a good idea to keep running fast, so I decided just to run home slowly. I'm hoping with some rest my hamstring will be alright!
Thursday + Friday : REST!!!!
Saturday : 1 hour yoga
First outdoor yoga class of the year! This year they're all over Pittsburgh (read all about it in my Top Friday post!) and I tried out the new northside class. It was a warm, sunny day but we were under the trees luckily, so it was beautiful! The class was a great pace for me and I had lots of fun. Really enjoyed it and will be back for more!
3.1 miles / 27:40 / 8:53 pace
Ran my old running course - Riverview Park! It was super hilly and warm out, but I didn't care at all. My hamstring didn't bother me whatsoever! I felt so relieved and felt great the entire run. Thank goodness for resting!
Sunday : 7 miles / 1:01:49 / 8:48 pace
Today was supposed to be a longer run (10+ miles) but I just wasn't feeling it from the beginning. Dan started out with me for 2 miles and also was struggling, then I ran around Pitt's campus and to Shadyside. Really struggled, and my new shoes started rubbing on my left foot. Decided just to call it quits after 7 miles and start my taper! One more week to go- no need to push myself to injury now.
Only 19 miles this week, but I wanted to be cautious when I wasn't feeling my best. I put in a lot of hard work this entire training cycle, so I know one bad week this late isn't going to ruin anything. Hoping to get in some good runs next week and crush the race!Read my past weeks' recaps!
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