I took several days off from training this week and as today's 15K went pretty well I think the rest did some good. I was hoping to finish in 2:15, and I finished around 2:08. I had hoped to meet up with friends before or after the race, but either no one met up or maybe I missed the memo. Oh well. I know I'm fabulous, and I'm fine on my own. It's just that some times it's nice to not be on your own.
Here's how Week 9 went:
Mon/Day 57 - Rest. Done.
Tue/Day 58 - 4 miles. Done. Logged 4.01 miles.
Wed/Day 59 - Rest. Done to the extreme. My hip and back went out so I took Wednesday and Thursday off work to be flat on my back for a while.
Thu/Day 60 - 7 miles. Gack! I should be able to finish this in about 85 minutes; we'll see. Nope. Still flat on my back.
Fri/Day 61 - 4 miles. Nope. Low back still very sore.
Sat/Day 62 - Rest. Done. I thought about running, but I went to work instead.
Sun/Day 63 - 16 miles. This will be another split run, with the 15K Shamrock followed by the balance somewhere. Did the Shamrock and logged 10.14 miles per my iPod. Felt great for that -- I even hit that point where I forgot I was running, I got so into the zone -- so I decided not to ruin my high with more miles.
Next week I will work to be back on track with my training. Mentally I'm having a hard time with the longer mileage during the week; worried I won't get finished in time. I just need to get over it -- if I'm late to work, I'm late to work. And this weekend will be an uninterrupted long run, which I am masochistically looking forward to.
Here's Week 10's schedule:
Mon/Day 64 - Rest.
Tue/Day 65 - 5 miles.
Wed/Day 66 - Rest.
Thu/Day 67 - 8 miles.
Fri/Day 68 - 5 miles.
Sat/Day 69 - Rest.
Sun/Day 70 - 16 miles.
I am off to get in some puppy loving, which from their perspective probably involves me feeding them. I hope everyone who ran Shamrock had as great a race as I did. Here's wishing you a wonderful week as well.