Despite this downer, I'm not bothered for a couple of reasons. First I've been running pretty consistently for quite a while now - a day or two off won't materially affect my fitness. Secondly, I still have six weeks left before my goal race. Better safe than sorry. Final stats for last week: 18 miles running, 9.3 miles rowing. I got my stretching and core work in. And my thumb got a good workout on the TV remote.
While the end of the month was a little disappointing, January ended up a good month. I finished with 149 running miles and 35.5 rowing miles for 184.5 total miles. Even when I remove the rowing from the equation, my 149 miles is my third highest monthly total ever. January's total miles eclipsed my previous high of 172 miles (July 2009) just before my body decided to rebel with a bunch of tweaks, niggles, colds, and various minor maladies signalling over training. This two days a week of rowing seems to be treating my body well. Hmm. Maybe I have learned something.
This week will be another easy week as I "mini-taper" for the Surf City Half on Sunday:
- Monday: Erg 5 kilometers. Stretch and core.
- Tuesday: 10 mile tempo run. At least it's not 12.
- Wednesday: Erg 10 kilometers
- Thursday: 5 mile general aerobic run. Stretch and core.
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Rest
- Sunday: PR or ER!!!!!!
- Total plan: 28.1 miles running, 15 kms (9.3 miles) rowing.
I'm back in my rowing studio tonight. Hopefully I won't have to move a car to get to the rowing machine....