Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Coach prescribed 3 miles at a "nice and easy" 12:00 minute/mile pace. I was so happy to run again!!! Heel still hurts a little, but didn't hurt during run. It wasn't worse afterwards, but hurts about the same as before. Yay! 12:00 minutes per mile seemed too slow after a week off running, so I bumped it up a notch for miles 2 and 3. Splits were: mile 1 = 12:00, mile 2 = 11:32, mile 3 = 11:15.
Wednesday: Coach prescribed 800 yards of swimming. The local pool is in meters so I did 800 meters instead (a little farther). Felt great! Got in a groove and swam faster than last week without much more effort. Yay!
Thursday: Coach prescribed 5.5 miles with 1 mile warm-up, 2 miles at 11:30 pace, 2 miles at sub-11:00 pace and a half-mile cool down. The run felt good! Splits were: 12:13, 11:18, 11:15, 10:38, 9:58, and cool-down half mile was 5:15.
Friday: Rest Day. My daughter's end-of-the-season basketball party was tonight. Too bad the team's coach didn't make it... I took a few hours off of work to drive out-of-my-way to go to the only store in metro-Atlanta that had a Slipp-Nott board in stock, which was the gift we chose for him. He had asked for parents to contribute to purchase one mid-season, but it was at Christmas time and we just couldn't pull it together. I gathered enough money from parents for the coach's gift to purchase it... and he didn't appear at our end-of-the-season party... And we selected this date based on him saying he would be able to attend. Oh well... The team ate pizza/pasta/salad and distributed awards at the Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe and then went to the Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls basketball game. It was a close game, but we were all so excited that the Hawks won! What a great way to celebrate a losing season (daughter's team lost all games this year).
Saturday: THANK GOODNESS! Finally a good long run! Coach prescribed 8 long slow distance (LSD) miles to be stretched to 10 if it felt good. And good it felt... Mile splits were: 13:03, 11:59, 11:53, 11:45, 11:48, 11:38, 11:32, 11:26, 11:16, 10:58. I was so happy to not have an upset stomach mid-run!
Sunday: Coach prescribed swimming and biking for today, but my body needed major rest. I slept until 2 p.m. today, despite going to bed at 7 p.m. last night. I was so tired from weeks of less than optimal sleep. Plus I now have a stuffy/runny nose. Just didn't have the energy/motivation to go swim/bike today. Despite sleeping ~18 hours, I was still tired. Uh oh...
- Days run this week: 3
- Miles run this week: 18.5
- Highlight of the week: Having 3 great runs, and less heel pain.
- Goal for next week: Even less heel pain + participate in the Run the Reagan Half-Marathon