Mon: 30 min stretching and rolling.
Tues: A nice, leisurely jog around Lake Merritt. Took it very easy, since my legs were still sore from the weekend’s hike and run at Redwood Regional. In the evening, I did PT exercises and stretching. Oh, and I got my new balance trainer in the mail, along with a travel stick massager. Exciting!!
Stats: 4 miles @ 11:12/mile + 60 min strengthening/stretching/rolling
Wed: Was going to go to the gym between work and dinner at a friend’s apartment, but got lazy. So lazy that I didn’t even stretch. BOO. And thus begins the falling off the wagon…
Thurs: No time for exercise, as I had to fit in a few hours of work in before taking off for Lake Tahoe for a ski trip with my old lab. Does sitting in a hot tub count towards stretching/massage?
Fri: Skied all day at Kirkwood! I was hoping that the running would have helped with the skiing, but my quads were killing me by lunch time. Did some stretching apres ski, but nothing as intense as I usually do.
Stats: skiing + 15 min stretching
Sat: Spent the first half of the day driving back from Tahoe, then the afternoon taking a long nap. When I woke up, it was time to make dinner, then we had to go over to our friends’ house. Again, no stretching or any kind of exercise. BOO x 2.
Sun: Went for a nice, long trail run at Lake Chabot. The Gypsy Runner and I started off together for the first mile, and then he ran ahead toward his parents’ place (where we were going to watch the Sharks game), while I kept on the path around the Lake. It was a great run, except for the GI issues that bugged me off and on throughout. BOO x 3. I wore my new Altra Superiors for the second time, and am happy to report that they felt MUCH better with thicker socks (Zoot compression socks). No hot spots today! Also, my back and hips felt a lot better than they have in a LONG time. I don’t know if that was thanks to the extensive rest I’ve had this week, or due to the stretching and strengthening, but either way, I’ll take it!
Stats: 8.5 miles @ 11:45/mile + (30 min stretching/rolling yet to do)
WEEKLY TOTAL: 12.5 miles + 2 hours cross training/stretching + 1 day skiing
How I felt about it: Well, I totally fell off the wagon this week. I can blame it on the Tahoe trip really throwing a wrench in everything, but really it came down to my own laziness. All of the traveling I’ve been doing this month finally caught up to me and I crumbled.
Also, I’m not feeling particularly confident about the Oakland Half Marathon. A sub-2 sounds downright painful right now… and I have a lot more work to do before I get there. I’ve got 8 weeks to get it done. D+.