Hi everyone! What a busy week this was for me. Does anyone else seem to have nothing going on for a while, then get TONS of plans all at once? This was definitely a "tons of plans" type of week!
I was lucky to get most of my workouts in, and my hamstring is finally feeling better! I think a combination of lower mileage, slower miles and lots of recovery work helped out, and I'm hoping for no more issues during training! Let's take a look back and see how the week was:
2 milesI wanted to go out for a short run just to see how my hamstring was feeling, and to loosen up a bit. It was still sore, but going super slow on my run seemed to help!
I went to my favorite yoga class this week! It was another amazing class. The stretches felt so good, and some of the moves really pushed me. As usual, this is the most perfect way to spend my lunch break!
I went for three more slow miles, and had some more soreness in my hamstring. At night, I've been heating with a heating pad and doing some stretches and rolling, which seems to be helping. Keeping the pace nice and slow!
This was the first run in nearly a week with no pain! I still kept it slow, but finally didn't feel any pain at all in my leg. I was going to keep going and try to get in 5 miles, but my legs started to feel a bit sore so I ended up stopping at three.
Saturday was a really busy day, so I woke up nice and early to get in a run! It was really nice out, and I felt so great on this run. I stayed in my neighborhood and got some hills in, which was definitely challenging! When I run before work, I typically run on a treadmill or around downtown which is relatively flat. My body definitely forgot how to run steep hills!
After my run, Dan and I went to an anniversary party at his work. It was great to see where he works (it was my first time seeing it) and there was a ton of delicious food. Afterwards, we stopped at the Picklesburg festival on the Rachel Carson bridge! This is the second year of the festival, and it was packed. We only stayed for about an hour but it was a gorgeous day for it!
Later in the evening, we drove up to Harmony (where I set my half marathon PR!) to celebrate with my sister and her husband. They just bought their first house, so my family went out for dinner! We ate at the Harmony Inn, which was delicious. They had so many types of beer to try, so I had to get the sampler!
9 miles / 1:28:24 / 9:49 pace
This was my longest training run so far in this cycle, and I felt surprisingly good! I started out later than usual (almost 10:00) so it was already warm out. I brought along my handheld water bottle and had some salt tabs along the way as well. I was really starting to feel tired and sore around mile 7, when I happened upon a race in progress on the North Shore! That gave me a second wind, and I spent the next mile and a half trying to keep up with the 9:00 group. They came along at the perfect time!
After my run, I stopped by my parents' house. They've been renovating their entire house for the past few years, and are on the final room- the dining room! Dan and I have been helping out, and on Sunday we finished the floor. I can't wait to see how the room will look once it's cleaned up and has all of the switches and baseboards up
linking up with Holly and Trisha
linking up with Holly and Trisha