Greetings from sunny Minnesota!
As I alluded to in my last post, the running week came out okay after all. But first…
2525 is one of those cows I always notice. Whether I see her walking from the parlor or up at the bunk eating, she always makes me smile.
I think it’s her giant, fuzzy ears!
Her tags just seem to get lost in the length of those ears. I also think she’s pretty proud of them too. 🙂
As a reminder, the invitation to all of you to submit something for “Spot of the Week” is still open. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your stories, photos, or ideas.
March 5 – March 11
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 4.3 miles easy in 43:34 @ 10:08 (outside)
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 3.6 miles tempo in 30:24 @ 8:26 (outside)
Friday – rest
Saturday – 11.1 miles long run in 1:49:55 @ 9:54, last 3 miles about 9:30 (outside)
Sunday – 3 miles easy/recovery, untimed (outside)
Total – 22 miles
I broke one of my rules this week by piling 1/2 of my weekly mileage into the long run. I didn’t intend it that way, but I managed to take 3 rest days instead of just 2.
I really wanted that long, confidence-boosting run, and the weather was perfection. I felt pretty drained by the end of those 11 miles, but I felt great during my recovery miles on Sunday. I’m hoping that’s a good sign.
I didn’t hit the treadmill once this week, which is probably why my week day mileage is a little lower than I’d like. I’m still feeling sluggish in the morning and sleeping through my alarm way more than I’d like. I’m hoping I can conquer it by getting some extra sleep, hydrating well, and increasing calories.
No — I’m still not counting those calories. I’m just eating whatever and whenever, trying to get enough carbs for energy when I’m working and some extra protein and fats along the way.
I don’t think I could be deficient in iron because of my meat intake, but who knows? Maybe some other vitamin or mineral? A nondescript virus? I just feel “out of sorts” so I suppose I’ll have to do more investigating if things don’t even out soon.
All in all I’m happy with the week and looking forward to more good running weather next week. 6 weeks until race day!