I had every intention of putting in four miles yesterday. The only problem was execution. I really should run early on Saturday and Sunday. But yesterday I slept in, so the morning was out. Sunday afternoons is normally grocery shopping. Yesterday was no different. Also, I normally cook dinner for the family on weekends (so my lovely wife has a night or two off). By the time I got dinner done and on the table, it was pushing 6 o'clock. I did get in my car and drive down to the Back Bay, but I got there, the wind was howling, the temperatures were dropping, my iPod was no where to be found, and my back and legs were still sore. So, I packed it in. Yes - call me a wuss. But I was the only one that had not been able to enjoy a grilled T-Bone, and frankly, that appealed to me a whole lot more than four slow miles.
Not a way to wrap up week 11 (well, maybe it is), but I still got in over 30 miles (31 to be exact). That's 8 of the last nine weeks over 30 miles.
I hope today is not a repeat! Ha! No - I'll get an easy four miles in. This week's plan:
Monday - 4 mile easy run. Gym for stretching and core work.
Tuesday - Easy intervals. 2 mile warm up, 6 X 400 at 5K pace, 1 mile warm down for 6 miles total
Wednesday - 4 miles recovery. Gym for stretching.
Thursday - 3 miles easy. Gym for stretching.
Friday, Saturday - Scheduled rest. Eat well. Rest body.
Sunday - Apple fritter. Coffee. PCRF Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon! Woo hoo!