I'm wearing my 2011 GR Marathon shirt today (my only 26.2 - it's ironic that it's also one of my only blue/yellow race shirts - the colors for Boston), sending out love and #PrayersforBoston. If you have a race shirt - any race shirt - wear it today in support and love for this amazing running community that is like a family to so many.*
-------------------------------------------------------------It looks like this was both lucky and unlucky week 13 for me. I got really sick so the vast majority of my workouts did not happen, but I did manage to do something awesome on Saturday, which also happened to be a 13th :) "8" has always been my lucky number, but that might change now.
Monday 4/8/13 - Plan RUN 4 MI speedwork incl w/u, 2x1600 at 8:55 w/800 jogs, c/d - Did RUN 4 miles speedwork. Hit the TM before work not feeling 100%. Hit the paces but really struggled and averaged a 9:45 across the workout. Realized I was sick.
Tuesday 4/9/13 - Plan SWIM (:20) - Did NOTHING
Wednesday 4/10/13 - Plan RUN (3 miles)/STRENGTH (:30) - Did NOTHING
Thursday 4/11/13 - Plan BIKE (:30)/RUN (2 miles) - Did NOTHING but a tiny bit of rolling.
Friday 4/12/13 - Plan REST - Did REST - Plus a little walking around the race expo and some stretching and rolling.
Saturday 4/13/13 - Plan RUN 13.1 miles - Did RUN 13.1 miles in 2:10:36 (9:58 pace)- I set a HUGE new PR at the Martian Invasion of Races Half Marathon. You can read all about it here if you missed the race report yesterday.
Sunday 4/14/13 - Plan SWIM (:20) - Did BIKE (:30)/Stretch and Roll (:20). Needed to try and work out some of the soreness in my legs.
So, my disastrous beginning of the week turned out to be pretty awesome. I had no intention of Martian being my "A" race for the year, and I guess it still isn't, but I'm starting to re-think my goals for Bayshore. I figure I'll talk about them in the next 5 weeks or so. For now I just want to recover from Martian and get ready for the 25k I have coming up in less than 4 weeks. Again, not going in as a huge PR quest, but it would be nice.