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plan said 1 mile warmup, 6 miles tempo at 7:15 pace, 1 mile cooldown
what I did 1 mile warmup
3.1 mile race at 6:37 pace
2 mile cooldown total of 6.1 miles
I actually had planned to run more after the race, on the way back to my car at tempo pace, but lets face it, after running a 5k PR I was tired. And a friend wanted to run back to the start to our cars with me and I didn't want to tell her I no.
plan said 8 miles easy with 5-7 strides
what I did 8 miles easy with 6 strides for a total of 8.3 miles my knee felt so stiff after this run from having fallen hard on it the day before while playing kick the can with the family. OUCH.
plan said run 11-12 miles easy
what I did ... nothing... okay I did my elliptical for an hour and a half, but I don't count it as running. I had landed HARD on my left knee Sunday playing kick the can with the family and after my run Monday it was really stiff and sore. It was feeling a bit better by Wednesday but still sore to run on. The low impact of the elliptical didn't bother it, so I did that instead.
plan said nothing
What I did 6.5 miles easy with 6 strides Legs felt good and left knee felt better. I was so glad I rested it Wednesday instead of running long. Skipping one long run at this point will not hurt me.
My awesome new tank.
plan said 5 miles easy with 4-5 strides at the end
What I did
9 miles easy with 6 strides at the end... this was really the workout for the NEXT day which is also Easter day, and I was worried I wouldn't have time to get the run done so I decided to trade them. This also would put the easy 5 before a harder workout which since I ran Friday will also be 4 days in a row of running.
Plan called for 32-33 miles
I ran 29.9 miles, so not far off. Overall I am just happy my knee feels better. Yoga and strength training both got done at least three times last week. I quit keeping track.
and a return to Easter pics. My mom's sister Tami brought out her great collection of hats and we had fun trying them on and posing for a picture.