Here's a look at my week so far:
Sunday post-long run
My afternoon was spent like this:
|Applying a lot of ice and heat on Sunday afternoon.|
Later on, I was feeling a little Rachel-Ray-esque so I put together a batch of Mango Salsa. I love this stuff.
I was worried my 'easy 5 miles' would be very very challenging today after Sunday's 20 Miler (32k) run. It wasn't too bad actually though. I ran real easy and the heating/icing I did on Sunday really helped.
By the way, it was freezing today. The morning was -21 Celsius and we couldn't even let the kids go outside to play at Recess. It had 'warmed up' when I headed out for my run.....sort of.
Today's workout was supposed to include hill repeats. I think I'm breaking up with Hills for a while. After the super duper hilly Moose Run, my calf muscles were screaming at me for a few days. I've been taping them, getting physio, massage, icing and heating them. So I think I'll choose not to piss them off for another little while yet. ;)
Instead of conquering hills today, I decided I'd do some Yasso 800s. I still didn't want to go too crazy since I had run my first training cycle 20 miler on Sunday. Therefore, I did a 2 mile warm up with 5 x 800m repeats with recovery jogs in between. I could have done a few more, but because of how far I was from my house, I wanted to keep it to 7-8 miles in total. I stopped at 5 repeats and headed home. It felt pretty great actually.
As I blog, my neighbour's house across the street is getting harder and harder to see through the wind/snow. :S
I have to thank Heidi for her text this morning asking if I was running before the storm. I was highly considering it.....if my legs felt up to it. I usually like to space my runs 24 hours apart. I had an easy 5 miles on schedule for today so I definitely had to run it 'easy' after last night's Yassos. I moved around a bit and decided, "Heck ya, I'd better go do this before the Blizzard-a-cane arrives!" Off I went.
"You'll never make it Mommy!" Lola is always so encouraging.......lol.
The good thing about running before a mega storm is that you have the roads completely to yourself. Everyone in my neighbourhood had hunkered down for the day with the impending Winter Hurricane on it's way. But I was literally trying to out-run it.
But I made it. Safe and Sound. :)
The Count is on folks!
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