Some weeks in training are off weeks, and that's what this was for me. It seemed like all of my runs felt tough, and I was struggling with some allergy issues all week that affected my sleep and just general ability to breathe! I'm hoping they'll get better next week, but here's how a struggling week of runs went-
Woke up feeling much better so I went out for a long-ish morning run. It was a lot colder than I thought so I was pretty cold on this run but felt good! I just took it nice and easy and enjoyed myself.
Lunchtime speed workout! This one was called the switch blade- 1 mile warm up, then 2x (1 mile at 8:40, 1 mile at 8:20) with a little rest between the sets, and a cool down. This run was really tough for me - my watch was acting up and not tracking my pace correctly, and my nose would not stop dripping! I let both of those get in my head and almost quit the run completely but stayed in it. When I got back and looked at my pace it was all over the place- some miles were under 8:00 and one was 8:50. Next time I'll try just to stay in the moment and not worry about things that are out of my control.
Morning yoga got moved to afternoon yoga because it was going to be way too cold early, and I'm so glad we did! It was a beautiful day and the class was really fun. It was an easier class than usual which I was really happy for and I left feeling energized and better than I've felt all week. I did a quick 2 mile run before the rain started to make up for skipping my run Monday.
Afternoon long run since we had a busy morning. I went to Harris Lake to do some trails, but it was so muddy and windy from storms in the morning. I only did 4.5 miles there, then headed to the Tobacco Trail to do the final 5.5 miles. It was brutal out there- so windy and cold! I didn't really enjoy this at all but it was fun to try out my new trail shoes.