I’ve decided to modify how I post about my running. Inspired by Aron.
This was a step-back week in my training plan. I wasn’t able to get a recovery run in on Sunday because of mountain climbing.
3 mile run @ 12:13 avg
Very hot run beginning at the river loop, but moved on to the park where there was more shade and water fountains.
4 mile run – untimed (Garmin was dead)
It was pouring rain and I couldn’t seem to keep my glasses cleared off enough to see very well. The rain kept things cool, though, and was much appreciated.
7 mile run – 10:09 avg
Oh my gosh—hot. humid. couldn’t breathe. Came home drenched in sweat from head-to-toe. So happy to finish with this run.
Climbed Mount Fuji from 5th station to 9th station
Was supposed to be just a regular training week, but ended up taking a day off.
Climbed Mount Fuji from 9th station to Summit, then back down to 5th station
Legs were very sore from climbing Fuji, especially my calves. Rested to avoid pushing myself into an injury. Went for a 1 mile walk on Wednesday evening.
3 mile run – 10:30 avg
Three easy laps of the river loop.
10 miles – 10:44 avg
Finally was able to drag myself out of bed early enough to not battle the heat and humidity—as my luck would have it, the weather was cool and perfect for running. Ran to Shuzenji. Tried to keep the pace easy and fun. The miles went quickly and I savored each one. A perfect long run, if you ask me. Hip was a little achy in the last few miles, but felt fine after.
I ran with my Nathan water bottle instead of the Camelbak, and I think I’m beginning to prefer that. Just a pain to stop and refill.
You may notice a definite lack of strength training and yoga the last few weeks—my body has, too. I’m making THAT my biggest priority for the rest of marathon training because I know my body well enough to realize I can’t dodge ST/yoga for too long before I start breaking down. Luckily, I have Tina’s bootcamp beginning tomorrow!