I was so sore on Sunday, I sacked my scheduled 6 mile pace run. As a result, last week's mileage was only 39 instead of 51. And 9.3 of those were rowing. On the positive side, my trail run was over 3 hours, so there should have been some glycogen system stimulation there.
As far as this week - this is week 15 of my 18 week training plan (that means my goal marathon is only four weeks away!!!!):
- Monday: Row 5 km. Stretching and core work
- Tuesday: 10 mile tempo run
- Wednesday: Row 10 kms
- Thursday: 9 mile GA run
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 10 mile tempo run
- Sunday: Chinatown Firecracker 10K race
- Total planned: 35.2 miles run, 9.3 miles rowed
So, it's already Wednesday - let talk. Monday started out okay. Despite walking around like I had a broom stuck up my ass, I got on the ergometer and ripped off a set of 3 x 12 minutes at 26 spm, 28 spm, 22 spm with 3 minute rest for a total of 7.9 kms (4.9 miles).
Then Tuesday. My quads were still very sore from Saturday. Based on that, I knew the tempo run wasn't going to happen, but I really wanted to get out and put in 10 easy miles to flush out the acid. But, when I got to 3 miles, *it* just wasn't happening. My heart started racing and my legs started protesting loudly. So, instead of 10 miles, I turned tail and made my way back to the car for a slow painful 6 miles. Oh well. Que sera sera.
Today, I'll be back on the ergometer. 10 kms. Will it happen? I hope so (I know I know. Doesn't sound real positive....)