Categories: Halloween, Hip injury, Marine Corps Marathon, Rice Krispie Treats, Training
By the time you read this I’ll probably be off on my broom, nine batches of Rice Krispie Treats in tow, headed to various school Halloween parades, parties and the like.
Trick or treating is after school today, which is a good thing as we had high winds and a major downpour yesterday.
Workout-wise this past week was a preeetyyy good one for me:
Monday: 8 mile run (because I missed my long run last weekend). Hip/glute/corework
Tuesday: Plyo intervals on the mill, (included 2 miles of running), lower body weights
Wednesday: Upper body weights, 10 miles on the bike, hip/glute/core
Friday: 6 mile run, hip/glute/corework
Saturday: 20 miles on the bike. Gorgeous, crisp day
Sunday: 10 mile run. Hip/glute/corework
See those days in green? They are what made this week especially special. If you hang around here you know that I’ve been whining about leaden, sucky runs for oh about 2 years now. On those days in green, my runs were neither leaden nor sucky. I might even go so far as to use another S word to describe them. STRONG.
Well strongish at least.
I’ve been working hard to get the pace monkey off my back and find a happy pace that makes me look forward to getting out there.
Although I wore my Garmin, I did not look at it until I was back home.
While in reality nowhere near as fast as they seemed, they felt strong and joyful. I felt power in my legs and my lungs. I ran negative splits. I finished strong. If only I could bottle that feeling!
My ornery hip has been behaving nicely during runs, although I tweaked it this week. Seems I torqued it in an odd way when getting out of the car: I turned my body and not my foot and got a shooting pain. I did this same thing when I ‘stepped wrong’ while running–the origin of the whole mess. Something’s still sore in there but overall no complaints.
Agloves giveaway ends tonight!