I hit a recovery milestone this week - my first double digit run since the end of August! Was it perfect or pain free? No. But it was a move in the right direction and knowing that I can hit that distance still was a huge confidence boost going into the end of the year.
Monday Nov 4 - RUN 4 miles in 43:23 (10:50 pace). Not a great run, but miles banked.
Tuesday Nov 5 - STRENGTH/STRETCH Did my hip exercises and some yoga.
Wednesday Nov 6 - RUN 4 mile tempo on a mix of the track and treadmill in 38:51 (ave 9:42 but the tempo miles were around 9:00)
Thursday Nov 7 - REST while I watched my diver qualify for the conference finals in diving.
Friday Nov 8 - LONG RUN 10 miles in 1:45:18 (10:31 pace). I decided to move my long run to Friday afternoon and it went alright. Running at 4:00 for almost 2 hours meant I finished right before dark. I'll need to do this again in a couple weeks because I'll be out of town on Saturday, only then I need to do 12. I might be doing my 6 mile route twice.
Saturday Nov 9 - REST while I watched my diver qualify for regionals!! She finished 9th out of 28 in her conference and I couldn't have been more proud.
Sunday Nov 10 - RUN 5 miles in 47:41 (9:32 pace). I moved Monday's run up a day because I was awake and it was a beautiful but very windy morning. Not sure where all that speed came from but I'll take it. Some soreness during the day but a much better run than any other this week.
Do you switch around your training plans like this? I think it's making me a bit more flexible.