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