Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekly Training Log - Week 13

Only three more weeks until the half-marathon and I am definitely on track to PR but I am starting to worry about my speed.  For the amount of training I have put in I feel like I should be faster. 

This was a recovery week so the mileage is lower than it has been.

Monday - Yoga.  This was a new class and a new type of yoga for me: kundalini yoga.  If you read about it it sounds a little woo-woo but it is great breath work and mental cleansing plus a couple of moves that kicked my butt.  A winner I think.

Tuesday - Cancelled the scheduled run because of some family health drama.  All is normal again now.

Thursday - Four great miles around the home neighborhood.  I chose the hilly route because I need some hill work and I am proud to say I didn't have to walk any of the hills.  Even the beast that appears at about .15 miles in to the run.  Woo-hoo!

Friday - 3.5 craptastic miles.  I haven't felt this sluggish on a run in a very, very long time.  While I was out there I mentally went over my food intake for the day and I am pretty sure that is the culprit. 

Sunday - 11 miles!  My legs got really tired after mile 6 but I pushed on and finished without walk breaks.  I had to really, really, really fight myself to not stop but I didn't and that was a huge mental boost for me.  The bad part about this run was "Morton's Neuroma:  The Return".  Instead of the usual numbness I have always experienced, about 7 miles in I could feel sharp shooting pains start in my left foot.  It got really bad in the last 1.5 miles;  I actually yelped out loud a few times.  Yes, I yelped.  It was particularly painful when I would step on a pebble with just the right part of my foot.  Most unpleasant.  I am buying new shoes and new SuperFeet this weekend which will help down the road but I won't wear them for Eugene.  There just isn't enough time to break them in properly.  In the meantime I might just stay off of gravel paths. 

Total mileage:  18.5


aeep said...

YELP! 3 weeks! Awesome training so far, you're gonna do great

The CilleyGirl said...

We should make plans to meet up at Eugene -- there are several Portlanders I know that are racing, plus Tall Mom too...