Last week my left shin was bothering me. In fact it was so bothersome during my hill repeats last Tuesday that I took an ice bath when I got home.
It’s feeling much better now and didn’t give me much grief after that icing session on Tuesday. But, I still had a pretty blah running week. My legs felt tired all week, often like they were encased in bags of cement. Luckily I was feeling better by the end of the week but I was still sluggish during my half marathon race on Sunday.
Even though I was having an “off” week, I still completed each of my planned runs. Cross training has gone by the way side, temporarily, since my shin was acting up.
Tuesday = hill repeats. They are not getting easier; do they ever? Wednesday = easy run with my buddy Kat. Friday = tempo run with the husband in the early pre-dawn hours (3 tempo miles = 10:26, 10:27, 9:59). Saturday = pre-race shake out 5k run with my buddy Kat (10:24 avg) and post run coffee. Sunday = Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon! This was my 6th half marathon.
Once I finish my Big Sur Weekend recap then I’ll post a race recap from the half marathon last week. It was a good race, though I’m not sure I would run it again. Official finishing time = 2:34:31.
This week is much of the same. Though this weekend the husband and I will be running trails in my hometown. We are both looking forward to it.
10 weeks till SFM.