I’ve started to taper down a bit for my upcoming half marathons. Run Like A Diva is in 7 days!
I have kept up with planks for the week, but have taken out the HIIT until I get across the finish line. The beauty (to me) of the 12 Minute Athlete app is that you get a different workout each time you do it… so I am never bored. However, I was noticing that changing out some of the exercises would leave my legs sore for a while… not wanting sore legs for the race.
I had an unplanned rest day and am trying not to feel too bad about missing out on a run. I had compressed my schedule since I took a trip out to the Hubs deer lease for some camping and unwinding over the weekend. It was a lot of fun, always nice to be “unplugged” for a while.
Here is how my week lined up:
Sunday – 8 miles steady (average pace 10:33)
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 4 miles easy (average pace 10:37) & planks (45 sec. x 3). Got a nice run in with my sweetie Sorcha.
Wednesday – Planned – 6 miles steady; Actual – rest day. Had to take one of my sweeties (Mr. Squeekers) to the vet… it was kind of unexpected, so I wasn’t able to plan for a workout earlier in the day. After 2+ hours at the vet and worrying all day – my nerves were shot and I was exhausted. It all turned out well and he is on the mend (I’ll save everyone the gruesome details).
Thursday – Planned 3 miles easy; Actual 6.2 miles fast (average pace 9:53) & planks (45 sec. x 3). My new Altra Torin shoes came in the day before, first run in them… I think they make me speedy!
Friday – Camping in the forest
Saturday – Camping in the forest
TOTAL miles = 18