Welcome to another Weekly Review linkup with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin. I'm training for the ORRRC Half on April 10. Read more about my race here.
Week of March 7 - 13
Tuesday: 4 miles, 8:41 pace
Thursday: 3.1 miles, 8:42 pace
Friday: 6 miles, 9:05 pace
Saturday: 7 miles, 10:39 pace
Total: 20.1 miles
2016 total: 242.67 miles
|Blurry movie selfie|
Tuesday's weather was amazing, so I put on shorts and a tank and set off for a 4 mile (unintentional) progression (8:52, 8:41, 8:38, 8:32). Unfortunately, it was my third run in my Altras – which I just reviewed – and I think I went too fast for them. During the run I had to stop, stretch, and re-tie my shoes. I made it the rest of the way home as it seemed like I'd worked out the pain, but the tightness behind my knee returned Wednesday before I went to work. I iced it and felt okay.
|Matchy matchy on Thursday|
Thursday rained all day, but at least it was relatively warm. I somehow convinced Alex to go for a run. We headed to the local track where I figured I could make up my missed speedwork. Unfortunately, the girl's field hockey team was practicing so we took our run to the streets. Even though we were running at a slower pace than I normally run with him, we were dodging puddles and mud and we were tired after 3 miles. I could have kept going, but he was done. Even though it rained the entire run, we had a great time.
|Friday: my new shorts were amazing|
Saturday was my normal group run. The group was much smaller than normal (due to St. Patrick's and Pi Day races), which was nice because last time I got stuck in the middle of the pack and felt trapped. My knee was feeling pretty rough. I made it through without issue, but I think I'll only use the new Altras on short runs for a while. I want to use them at a 4.5 mile trail race April 2, but it's not worth it if I keep having pain.
I intended to make up a missed 5 on Sunday, but I'm taking it easy with my knee and I'm pain free (!). Today has been productive. We signed up for two 5Ks in April. I'm so happy Alex is back in race mode (he likes running in spring and fall). He installed bathroom shelves and I reorganized our toiletries, then the kitchen cabinets, and I'm making a stew. Time to relax with some wine!
canceled / black flagged out-of-state races!
Have you tried Altras?
Are any of you running RnR Nashville?