Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend at Home

Sorry it's been a while. I've been more than a little consumed with the basketball and I was at home over the weekend for Easter.

But here's a quick rundown of what I've been up to.

Thursday was a weights day and a short, recovery run. Both went pretty well.

Friday was a killer spin day. I loved it.

Saturday was my long run of 8 miles. Now I was at home for this back on my old training stomping ground so I was very familiar with the 8 mile course I had planned to do. I figured that'd give me an edge and make the run a little bit easier. But no luck. The run was hard from the get go. My legs felt like lead for the first mile and I kept trying to convince myself it would get better after that. But mile two was no better, nor really was mile three.

By the time I hit mile four, I had seemed to hit a little bit of a stride. It didn't feel easy, but it felt better than it had. The following four miles were much of the same.

Maybe it was because the weather was pretty cold and it took me a while to warm up, or maybe it was because I probably could have benefited from some sports beans around mile 6, but didn't have any with me, but the run was nothing to write home about.

I could find two positives: I was able to run the whole thing and I finished in 1:29:59, which is a little bit more than an 11-minute mile average.

Sunday was a rest day, and today was supposed to be a 40-minute recovery run, but I didn't do it this morning. My knee had been bothering me a little bit on Sunday and I'm still really sore from Saturday so I didn't to push it. Depending how I feel, I may get out for something short after work, but we'll see.

Also as far as the food log goes, I gave myself a break over the weekend for some sweets. I mean, seriously, it was Easter. So no food logs for the days I already missed, but I'll get back on track with that today.

7 comments:

akshaye said...

Good work on the 8 miler. Sometimes they become a struggle for no apparent reason.

Happy Easter!

Wes said...

Glad you had a good weekend and you were able to make it home! If the knee is bothering you, nothing wrong with a recovery walk ;-)

bill carter said...

Hi Jess

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying high.

I have a feeling that it is just the time of the year, because my recent runs have been a struggle also.. certainly nothing to write home about for me either. When you have an off day, I think you really do just have to try and focus on the positives. It certainly doesn't hurt to miss some of those "recovery" days because a lot of the time they just wear down those already sore muscles and knees.

Best of luck with your training and I look forward to getting to know you and your blog.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Good job getting in 8!!

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Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on your run!!

jahowie said...

Nice job on the 8 miler. :-)

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