This Week in Workouts:
Monday: Spin (60 minutes)
Tuesday: 6.5 miles (5 @ 7:24/mi pace)
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: Hot Yoga (60 minutes)
Friday: 5 miles
Saturday: Rest (I think I slept 20 out of 24 hours)
Sunday: 4 miles
So it wasn't a completely useless training week but it wasn't great either. We have to respect these weeks and scaling back is essential from time to time. It also helps prevent injuries from flaring up. And the great news is, you're ready to tackle the next week with a vengeance. I have 17 miles on the schedule for this weekend and hoping for the best.
I'm staying at my friend Teresa's place downtown while she is traveling. Her condo is just blocks away from my office, my gym and the harbor where I prefer to do all of my long runs. The timing couldn't be more perfect.
Life at Teresa's :
(what we refer to as the "Pussy Cat Pad" because of her 2 lovable cats)
...talk about much needed R&R.
Now that race day is only 7 weeks away I think it's time to set some goals for the rest of my training.
- Practice yoga for at least 1 hour each week. Mandatory!
- Take 1 complete rest day a week.
- No slacking on core work.
- Complete one extremely kick-ass speed or tempo run each week.
- No booze for 30 days leading up to race day.
My hope is that all of these things will come together to produce the perfect race day. I hope to re-qualify for Boston and run it again in 2015 with my running sole sister all over again. This time less tragedy, more triumph!