Late November?

A solid week with more running than I was supposed to do AND a race win!

Monday: Got up and did some Jasyoga in the morning; my plan was to run after work just a little bit and be done for the day. Phone call at 7:30 a.m. to see if I could sub Pilates that night. Squeezed in 4 miles before the class, faster than expected and an accidental progression: 7:32, 7:19, 7:14, 6:58. Whoops. Taught the advanced Pilates crew after that.

Tuesday: Came home midday because we were having new floors installed. The installers left earlier than I thought they would so I was able to get in 6 miles earlier than usual. My regular loop from home and again faster than expected. (Trend!) I was hoping the springier legs boded well for Thursday’s Turkey Trot. Also only the second time I had done more than 4 since the marathon.

Wednesday: Easy 4 miles because race Thursday and because I had done two “longer” runs in three days and run every day since Saturday. Taught Pilates after.

img_9194Thursday: Race day! Read the full report here. 2 mile warm up, 5k race, 1 mile cool down.

Friday: Early run with my besties. 7 a.m. at the Parklands, 6 miles easy. Lots of catching up. I saw Diane on Thursday for the race and just saw Rebekah on Wednesday, but they haven’t seen each other since Diane was here last month. Ran into a group of guys I know — we weren’t the only ones with this idea. Good day to #optoutside (thanks REI), although much colder than yesterday. Relaxed recovery miles. Jasyoga after.

Saturday: Early morning (again) run, 1 mile solo then 4 with Rebekah and then 5 more solo. Easy mileage and the first time back in double-digits since the marathon.

Gratuitous leg warmer shot. 

Sunday: 4 miles easy from home listening to a Rich Roll podcast. I don’t usually listen to anything when I run but it’s a nice diversion that I save for Sunday easy runs — in part because I have podcasts saved up and no time to listen to them! Jasyoga after.

Totals: 40.4 miles run, 3 hours Pilates and yoga (2 Pilates classes taught, 3 at-home yoga sessions). Ran every day (so it begins).