Previous week miles: 35 miles
Sunday: active recovery ride on bike trainer x 30 min + core + upper strength at home
Monday, 5am: 5 mile TM easy + Plyopower class
Tuesday, 7am: TM Speed Ladder to 10 miles; Kind of a struggle I'm not gonna lie! PM ICE BATH!
Wednesday, 10am: knew it wasnt going to be a good day when i woke with sciatic pain down left side...Core + Elliptical x 20minutes, some TM but not enough to count. oh well, back at it tomrrow. Got a date with the FOAM ROLLER tonite!
Thursday, 10:30am: Strength Circuit, 3 miles TM (1 each at HMP/10KP/ 5KP), + Spin with Acea (intervals)
Friday, 5am: Spin with Ramona (cadence/endurance) +core; LEGS ARE REALLY REALLY TIRED...couldn't do all the sprints
Saturday: Dynamic warm-ups + 2 miles/strides
Sunday: FOXBORO 10-MILER; Goal 85ish???? RESULT: 80:02 my watch from start line/80:18 guntime
Miles this week: 30
Well the week ended well! The week itself was ok. I was a little nervous about how tired my legs were getting but I guess I backed off enough when necessary and still got in 30 miles that includes the race. The cross training is key. SO the race went way better than I thought it would. First of all I stayed at my brothers where I sleep with BOOMER! A 90 pound yellow lab who is so cute but snores and hogs the bed (good thing I'm not married, heh?). So i didn't sleep great (even for me), but I guess I am used to it. I had forgotten to bring a sleep aid tablet.
Anyway, I got to Foxboro (about 10 minutes from John and Sue's) and my bid number was 199. I thought that just had to be a good thing. I was way early of course, but actually did some warming up and the start was 1/2 mile from registration, so that was good too. It started a few minutes late and somehow I seeded myself WAY back- I have to get better at that. The gun went off- without a warning scaring a bunch of us -haha. And so it began...
It was a really nice day- the wind in our backs for the first couple miles (knew that would bite us in the ass later). Rolling hills pretty much until mile 8 which I LOVE. I really like powering up the hillls (but in a relxaed way) and then picking up my turnover on the downhill. I don't know if that's what you are supposed to do but it was working for me. I could catch my breath and really get comfortable on the hills more so than flats. My first mile was 8:40ish and I thought, oh crap- same 'ol. But with each successive mile I shaved off some seconds and finally was hitting the mile markers at 8 minutes or even less. The miles were all marked well and someone yelling out a time almost at each one- thank you! Faltered a little at 7.5 miles - like why would I want to do this again next sunday...why is the back of my entire left leg numb....and other whining blah blah blah...but as we got to mile 9 - hello wind in our face- I had only been pased by 7-8 people (1 female). A guy I had been playing tag with earlier, and i thought i finally lost, blew by me at 9mile - I didn't have the kick he had - drats. I think my last 2 miles were solid 8 minute miles into the wind, but felt slower, wish i could remember the splits. I was working but still feeling ok- well maybe not if you had asked me at the time, I kinda recall thinking I felt like crap but that's not what i'll focus on! I turned the corner for the finish and there was BOOMER and John, Sue, and Hailey! I came in at 1:20:18 (my watch had 1:20:02 because I started it when i hit the start line). Good thing they came early- I told them 85-90 minutes! :)
My left side still has sciatic stuff after 7 miles but I'll work on it, I should know how....:) NO STOMACH issues! WOO-HOO!!!! I'm happy. I never thought I would be able to string together 8 minute miles let alone do one! I still clearly remember not being able to run to the end of Timberline Road in Colorado -and when I finally could do a mile it was a good 12 minutes! OH AND I usually grab some recovery food/drink and take off, but they were doing a raffle and I just had a feeling....yep..."199"...got an asics long sleeve shirt! :) lol Ended the day at Whole Foods Market for a treat and Old Navy for some pants that fit.
Some silly stats: 18th F (30-39) of 68; the first 2 females were in this category; 37th female overall (of 178); 184 of 484 runners.
This week will be another game with the weather and making sure I don't over do it. I am going to try to catch up on Z's tomorrow and skip the early Plyopower class :( but will go in later for a strength circuit and maybe some treadmill easy. The rest of the week is up in the air. Excited for next week's 10-miler but almost nervous because I want to do sub-80 now! This was such a surprise that I almost wish I had saved it till then! :)Oh well, we'll see if it was a fluke I guess.
crap, I just realized I made my speedwork a LOT harder! hmmm Something's going right in the process...and I love it!