As you can see the plan is actually only 13 weeks long - I started a week early. I wanted an extra week to play around with in case of mini-injuries (knock on wood!), sickness, just not feelin' it, etc. 14% done! So far, so good!
Except the weather forecast for this week still looked like this:
Do you see that? 7 days of rain? Yep. I've still got issues with the weather.
I executed the running part of my week pretty well (not 100%, failed on speedwork unfortunately). Cross-training could be improved. Here's how my week looked:
Monday - 37 minutes on the hotel elliptical in Vegas
Tuesday - A big fat REST day. I was supposed to run 6 miles but the pouring rain made me too sad. And this monster of a blister that happened thanks to my Glitter Tom's made every single step felt like a dagger stabbing my heel.
Oh, had you just eaten? Did you throw up a little bit? Sorry for not warning you.
Wednesday - 6.4 miles at Interurban Trail with Jordanne in 59:29 (AP: 9:17)
Thursday - Not much. It's not all my fault. We're in this weird place right now where our membership at the gym just ran out and JMan may have the hook-up through his work for a new, better gym. So I'm in limbo. I ran about a mile at Girls on the Run practice and did some random push-ups and such but nothing to write home about.
Friday - 3 horrible miles in the morning. HORRIBLE. I had 2-3 x 1 mile repeats on the agenda, with McMillan telling me I should be doing them in 7:06 (yeah right, I knew there was no chance of this). I figured 7:30 was more realistic. Well, after just ONE completed in a whopping 7:57, I had the worst side ache of all time, felt slightly nauseous, and knew this run was over. I trudged along in complete torture until I hit 3 miles, went home, and called it a day.
Then I ended up getting to my tennis match a bit early in the evening, so I busted out 3 more hilly miles in about 28 minutes (I didn't have a Garmin so I have no idea how far it really was). At least I did my 6 total I guess.
Sights seen on my run included cherry blossoms, historical societies, and fantastically ridiculous houses in the nicest neighborhood I've ever seen.
There's proof. Historical societies and cherry blossoms.
JMan - Why don't we live in a house like this? Seriously, is that too much to ask? I think not.
I also played 1 hour 40 minutes of grueling tennis, Friday was a busy workout day.
Saturday - 51 boring minutes on the recumbent bike. I probably burnt 50 calories, but at least I felt like I did something. Plus then I hula-hooped and played with bubbles with my nieces and nephew for hours. That's got to count for something right?
Sunday - 15 glorious miles in 2:19:43 (AP: 9:15), including the Seahawks 12k. Recap about that tomorrow.
Total miles for the week: 27.5. Pretty good!
Now, I rest!
The family all cozy and resting.
Happy Monday everyone!
How did you do this week? Is your weather better than mine? I hope so. What did you do this weekend?