Not a terrible fitness week, all in all.
After last weekend’s running/biking/kayaking extravaganza, my back was super sore. So I avoided the weights for much of the week. Not ideal, but my back is feeling a lot better, so next week should be better.
I missed one mid-week run due to a scheduling issue. Unfortunately, that meant no speedwork for the week. While I don’t expect to be any sort of a speed demon at the marathon in January, I do have two half marathons this fall as well as two ten mile races. Last year, I nearly missed the cutoff point for the Army Ten Miler, not because I was slow but because they have a 9:35 am cutoff at mile 5. It took a while for me to get across the start, and I didn’t realize how close I was to the cutoff. This year’s plan is to run hard for the first five miles, then slow down. Not the ideal race strategy, but I’ll do what I have to so I can stay on the course.
This week, I also got my bike adjusted, which is a great feeling. Didn’t get a chance to ride it due to the weather (unless the rain clears up this afternoon – fingers crossed).
Total miles run – 17.6
Total miles biked – 0
Days lifted – 1
Can’t complain. As my mid-week runs step up, I’m thinking I’m going to have to start getting up even earlier. As Betsy likes to say, there’s something about getting up at an hour that starts with 4 that just sounds awful. But it will be worth it, even if it means going to bed at an hour that starts with 8.