Not my best week. Not by a long shot.
Monday & Tuesday – Rest days. I had planned to go to CrossFit Monday again, but when I logged onto Wodify that morning and saw the wod I changed my mind. It was a team wod and I HATE those. I didn’t even squeeze in a walk with the dogs after work because of the stupid-ass time change.
Wednesday – 5 x 400 plus a little bit of strength… just some pushups, core work, and squats, but hey it’s better than nothing. That night when I went to bed everything was just peachy, but when I woke up in the middle of the night to pee, my IT band let me know LOUD AND CLEAR that it was pissed. I haven’t had so much as a twinge out of it in a looooooong time until that night. I wasn’t going to start foam rolling at 2am, but I hit the foam roller hard when I got up that morning.
Thursday – Super, super easy 5 miles. Like ridiculously easy. I think I dozed off once. haha I wore my heart rate monitor again to see just what it runs on super easy effort and it was still a 166 average. Screw it. I’m done with paying attention to the numbers. I’m only going to judge by perceived effort. I may check it periodically just out of curiosity, but I’ll never be able to use it as a training tool. Also lots of foam rolling.
Friday – Beautiful sunny 2-mile lunchtime walk with the dogs, plus abs, pushups, and squats again. And more foam rolling. Several times.
Saturday – 5 easy. One of those miles was done with the dogs. I had taken them to the park for a walk and they were feeling quite spunky, so we picked it up to a run for a mile. We did a total of 2.25 miles, then I came home and ran 4 more easy miles for a total of 5 miles run and 1.25 miles walked. More rolling, and I think I finally rolled out the last of it. Whew! Nipped that one in the bud! (I got up that morning and made the last-minute decision to run a 10K, and that didn’t exactly happen…but if you followed me on Instagram you’d already know that!)
Sunday – Sunday sucked, y’all. It sucked so damn hard. The plan was 11 miles, and when I first set out I felt great, but that didn’t last long. I brought a Huma gel with me to take around the halfway point, but I took it around mile 4 hoping for a little pick-me-up.
It boosted me through the next couple of miles and then I bonked. I was DONE. I gave up the fight at mile 9 and walked the last two miles home. I felt so defeated. Ah well… it is what it is. I guess I was due for a shitty run. Onward to next week!
Monday – Walk
Tuesday – Strength + 6 easy + walk
Wednesday – Walk
Thursday – 6 x 600 + strength
Friday – 6 easy
Saturday – Strength or spin + walk
Sunday – 11 (rematch)