Weekly roundup (4/9- 4/15)

Monday: I woke up tired and with a little stiffness in my calves. Ok, this would be the day I’d take a rest day! But I was stressed and grumpy at work and decided I needed the endorphins. So I headed out for 3.65 at an 8:33 pace.

Tuesday: I WANTED to go to crossfit this morning, but was caught in a crazy deadline for work. I definitely could have used the workout! However, I did manage to head out to meet a few friends for the Denver Run Club – ran 3.5 at a 9:15 pace.

Wednesday: when it started raining at 5pm, I wasn’t sure how pleasant the Runners Roost Run Club would be. Glad I went, though! Did a great 7.57 miles at a 7:28 pace, and then won a Nike shirt and Nike frees! I’d actually been eyeing the shoes so it was a thrill to win em!

Thursday: Crossfit in the morning, including some running.

Friday: I realized that since crossfit has included running lately, I’ve gone almost two weeks without a full rest day. Not the best thing to be thinking two days before a race. I did an easy 2.6 miles at an 8:24 pace. Today’s crossfit workout looked really fun, but I knew that wasn’t the right way to taper..

Saturday: It was actually nice to have a free morning to run errands! At around 8pm I realized I hadn’t done my race-eve workout so I bundled up (it was raining) and set out. I’d set my watch for a few race-pace intervals and my watch kept beeping I was going too fast, yet when I downloaded my results, they showed slower paces than I wanted. I tried not to let it bother me too much.. In all did 4.2 miles at an 8:00 pace.

Sunday: Race day! Did a little over a mile warmup with strides, then ran a 1:33:06 half. (7:07 pace). Not the race I wanted but it was still a PR. I definitely felt like my legs weren’t fresh. I’m definitely taking tomorrow completely off. What a waste to burn up my legs in training runs and not have them ready on race day.

Weekly Miles: 36.84