If you have been following my blog at all, you will know that I am currently training for the New York City Marathon. With it being 3 weeks out, it is officially taper time! I am so excited, if my body would let me, I would jump for joy! I am going to keep this post short because I will get to the 22 mile run I did in another post.
This weeks workouts were great, when they occurred. I am battling some running injuries due to high mileage and with NY quickly approaching, I believe it is best to keep the miles low and just really run on the long runs. I really need to start incorporating cross training (more often) but am truly a little scared to being so close, I do not need to injure myself any more. I am apparently prone to over use injuries as back in December, I was sidelined for 4 months. I didn't run and didn't do anything so that is one my my reasons for my pace being slower these days.
Here is what I did last week, not much, but still damn proud! I hit 33 miles in just two days :)
Last Sunday after my long, dreadful, non existent run on Saturday, I joined Tori for 11 miles. She pushed me further than I would have pushed myself. I sort of felt bad she had to walk with me, but she stayed with me even after I told her to leave. Now that is a good friend :)
|With Tori, before my watch died..Can you tell where I needed my walk breaks?|
Monday was a much needed rest day after putting 23 miles on my legs that weekend. I also managed to stay at work for 12 hours. (Typical)
Tuesday my plan was to run down Hyde park before I met with the beautiful and talented lady bloggers! That did not happen because our staff meeting lasted an hour and would not have made it. I graded instead.
Wednesday was another late night at work.. I suck!
Thursday consisted of two doctor appointments, one of which my Dr. treated my leg and it does not hurt now after 22 miles, just soreness.
Friday was carbo load day!
Saturday consisted of 22 amazing, terrible, grueling, cool, sweaty and the list can go on..MILES
As it is time to taper, my miles will be decreasing, I can hopefully sleep in past 4am.
I apologize for being a "slacker" but I truly think this is what my body needs. After NY, it's back into training mode for the Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon, Call me GOOFY!
THis weeks goals..Bike ride, stretching, (Maybe yoga, I hate it), icing, foam rolling....
What are your goals for this week?
How did you hold up with your weekly workout?
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