*SF2HM = San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon
Get ready for the shortest weekly training recap ever!
Mon-Wed, Fri: Rest due to a strained ankle. It was just as well considering that we were experiencing a huge heat wave, which made our apartment a zillion degrees (FACT)… which made me sleep very fitfully. Truth be told, I could have done some non-ankle exercises (e.g., core/abs) or stretching, but I was in a pitiful boo-hoo-woe-is-me state, so I opted for 100% rest.
Thurs: Went out for a test run. That didn’t work out so well.
Stats: ~0.6 miles run/walk
Sat: Brazen Western Pacific 5K! Recap coming soon…
Stats: 3.2 miles @ 9:56/mile; 4/41 AG, 87/384 overall
Sun: Ankle felt OK, so I decided to go for a run. If everything felt good, my goal was to run 2 laps around the lake (6-7 miles). The good news is that my ankle felt fine. The bad news is that I started to get side stitches after 2 miles. That and my general sense of fatigue/blah-ness aided in my decision to end the run after one lap. The best part? I finished my run at the taco truck! I’ve decided that every run should end at the taco truck.
Stats: 3.5 miles @ 10:34/mile + 30 min stretching
WEEKLY TOTAL: 7.3 miles + 30 min stretching
How I felt about it: Well, it is what it is. It was a low volume week, which was to be expected, but I’m trying not to stress out too much about it. The 5K went well and my ankle is feeling good. Hopefully, I’ll be making a slow and steady comeback this coming week! C.