I have been telling myself that I am going to take it easy for a couple of weeks and I think I have been a very good listener! I have just been feeling like I kind of need a break and I want to be well rested and refreshed before I start training for the LA Marathon in a few weeks. I also have Ragnar Las Vegas coming up in less than two weeks. I don't have very many miles (11.7 Miles to be exact) so my legs are manageable. I have the Surfer's Point Half Marathon the week following Ragnar Las Vegas so I did not want to over-commit and end up injured for over doing it.
Here is how my week turned out:
Wednesday: 7 Miles@ 9:01 pace on the treadmill. It was one of those days that I had to drag myself to the gym! I am trying to keep my other half on track for the half marathon we are running in a few weeks so he kind of motivates me to show up.
Friday: 7.5 Miles @9:21 pace with my other half. The weather was perfect! It was 55 degrees, overcast and drizzly. I kept thinking to myself that this weather would be perfect for a marathon. I actually wore a long sleeved shirt for the first time in forever. I was feeling kind of blah the first 4 miles and finally started feeling it the last 3.5 miles.
Sunday: 11 Miles @9:33 pace with my other half. I think he is ready for the half marathon. He actually says a few word to me when we run now. He is always so serious and hardly ever says anything to me except "I have to pee!"
TOTAL MILES: 25.5
My plan is get back into some 8:XX pace miles this week. I have been enjoying the easy paced miles these past couple of weeks because sometimes it just feels good to take it easy and give your body a break.
So how was your week? Have you added any races to your calendar?
I have been thinking about it. I really want to run a race on my birthday!