Yahoo another race weekend! Thank you, Lifelong Endurance and Kristen, I’m ready!! Heading out to Vancouver today so I’ll let you know how the went next week!
Monday, April 30th – easy day..
First a swim, then a Butze loop with my friend Pippa, and later, a session with Kristen! She kicked my ass as usual. I love how well she understands my running goals and how she supports them with the training she puts me through.
Tuesday, May 1st – hard day
Tempo run! I (thought I) felt fine from the hard workout with Kristen and was pumped for this run!
- 3k easy
- 4k @ 4:58 – 4:46/km
- 3k easy
It was going AMAZINGLY until I hit that fourth tempo kilometer and suddenly my whole body remembered the workout and I freaked out and stopped! Gah! So annoyed! Then I finished it off, but I supposed I’ve learned my lesson now – no hard gym sessions before hard run day…even if it’s just a little tempo run. My friend Bailey’s tattoo says “Knowledge is just a rumour until it lives in the muscle” ..it’s no longer just a rumour that I shouldn’t do a hard gym sesh the day before a harder run. LOL.
Later, I went to Learn to Run to shake out my body and get in some extra (social) mileage. Ended up with ten more easy Ks for a 20 kilometer day!
Wednesday, May 2nd – recovery day
Felt sore and tired from Monday and yesterday so I started the day with 20:00 of yoga to get going.
After work, 45:00 swim.
This day was stressful for non-training reasons and I was so over it so that was it.
Thursday, May 3rd – easy day
7k aerobic in the evening, since I slept in AGAIN. Sleep has been shit all week!
Friday, May 4th – easy day
I headed out for this right after a nap and felt really sluggish. Kept my watch covered so I’d run by feel only, and ended up with a progression run that felt great once I was warmed up!
Heading to Vancouver now! Tomorrow is the usual pre-race run from Lifelong Endurance: 20:00 easy + strides. Might hit up the Friendship Run at the Running Room on Denman and get my run in there, and hopefully meet John Stanton! The WRS meetup is tomorrow too, and then race day on Sunday! Byeeee!