I've started to taper down a bit for my upcoming half marathons. Run Like A Diva is in 7 days!
I have kept up with planks for the week, but have taken out the HIIT until I get across the finish line. The beauty (to me) of the 12 Minute Athlete app is that you get a different workout each time you do it... so I am never bored. However, I was noticing that changing out some of the exercises would leave my legs sore for a while... not wanting sore legs for the race.
I had an unplanned rest day and am trying not to feel too bad about missing out on a run. I had compressed my schedule since I took a trip out to the Hubs deer lease for some camping and unwinding over the weekend. It was a lot of fun, always nice to be "unplugged" for a while.
Here is how my week lined up:
Sunday - 8 miles steady (average pace 10:33)
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - 4 miles easy (average pace 10:37) & planks (45 sec. x 3). Got a nice run in with my sweetie Sorcha.
[caption id="attachment_538" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sweaty selfie with my girl Sorcha[/caption]
Wednesday - Planned - 6 miles steady; Actual - rest day. Had to take one of my sweeties (Mr. Squeekers) to the vet... it was kind of unexpected, so I wasn't able to plan for a workout earlier in the day. After 2+ hours at the vet and worrying all day - my nerves were shot and I was exhausted. It all turned out well and he is on the mend (I'll save everyone the gruesome details).
[caption id="attachment_539" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mr. Squeekers... he is such a lovey[/caption]
Thursday - Planned 3 miles easy; Actual 6.2 miles fast (average pace 9:53) & planks (45 sec. x 3). My new Altra Torin shoes came in the day before, first run in them... I think they make me speedy!
Friday - Camping in the forest
[caption id="attachment_553" align="aligncenter" width="248"] A little wine by the fire... "redneck style"[/caption]
Saturday - Camping in the forest
TOTAL miles = 18
I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap, plus Nicole, Annmarie, Angelena Marie, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday.