Friday night at dinner I was asked how many miles I was planning to run in the morning.
“Oh, only ten miles.”
To us runners, the word “only” preceding a distance like ten miles when you normally run longer sounds proper, to the average human, it sounds bizarre.
Anyway, my calves, which were super tight at the start of the week are feeling completely back to normal.
With the Great South Bay half marathon quickly approaching on Saturday, I will be taking it easy this week (more taper talk on Tuesday) and living in my Pro Compression socks and sleeves at every opportunity.
Monday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 4 Easy-Paced Miles
I had planned to stop at 3.50 miles but then my friend called so I chatted until the 4 mile mark.
Tuesday – Not What I Planned!
I talked about my run not going as planned in Thursday’s post.
The 8 miles I had scheduled did not happen but thankfully, I know when to push and when it take it easy. Giving myself the chance to rest my calves allowed me to feel back to normal only a day later rather than slowing the recovery time and risking a chance at injury.
Wednesday – Pure Barre Pure Results & 3 Miles
I slept in my Pro Compression calf sleeves and woke up feeling so much better!
After Pure Barre, I ran a few slow miles and then walked for 10 minutes, noticing that I felt no pulling feeling at all in my calves during or after my run. I have been completely fine ever since.
Thursday – GREAT 8 MILE RUN!
Insert sunshine and unicorns here.
It felt oh so good being back to normal. I split my run between the treadmill (because it wasn’t light out when I started) and outside.
5 miles on the treadmill:
2 mile warm up
3 miles between 7.0 – 8.0 with a focus on holding at 7.5 (8:00 min/mile) for extended periods of time.
3 miles outside:
I honestly could have kept going which is always the best way for me to feel when it’s time to go home.
Friday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 4.75 Miles
Is it bad that I barely remember this run? Not really right? The uneventful runs are much better to have than the terrible runs! The terrible runs we don’t forget so easily 🙂
Saturday – 11 Miles (10 miles + 1 mile cool down)
I ran a little later than usual but this was actually a good thing since next week’s race doesn’t start until 8:30 am which is on the later side for me.
The time didn’t affect me at all for this run. In fact, this was one of those runs that felt effortless.
Sunday – Rest Day!
Or maybe a nice walk to Dunkin Donuts. I had my first pumpkin spice coffee of the season yesterday and I kind of want another cup.Weekly workout recap #running #halfmarathon #purebarre #procompression #fitfluential Click To Tweet
Who else is in a taper week right now?
Favorite coffee flavor?
Which do you prefer – Pro Compression marathon socks or the calf sleeves?