I got in all of my planned miles last week and each run felt better than the last. I purposefully ran them all at a very slow recovery pace. Even when I felt like I could run faster, I made myself keep it slow and VERY easy, reminding myself, “Running slow is the thing helping your legs feel better.” Having no pace pressure also made running more enjoyable!
Monday: 3.06 mile recovery run (38:08; 12:27/mile)
Tuesday: 6.01 mile recovery run (1:13:43; 12:16/mile)
Thursday: 6.02 mile recovery run (1:12:19; 12:01/mile)
Friday: 4.03 mile recovery run (49:00; 12:10/mile)
Saturday: 2 hours of easy hiking
Sunday: 30 minutes of moderate hiking
Total Running Miles = 19.12
And with that, it is now RACE WEEK! Gah!
My IT band/hamstring/glute/hip area has been feeling really tight the past week so I got a massage last night. It felt great, though there were definitely some areas that had me wincing a bit while the lady worked them over. My legs felt great on my run this morning but they end up getting angry the longer I sit down at work. Even though I get up to stretch and walk around every hour, my hips are not happy! At least they don’t hurt while I’m running.
Travis and I still have a lot of stuff to do before we leave on Friday morning so I gotta go. It’s good that I’m busy – less time to drive myself crazy with race day nerves!