(I also have the second Munroe Falls trail race on Nov. 7, and I hope I will do better than the first one since I didn't push too hard then.)
- Mileage: 13
- Strength: 1
- Stretching/Myrtl: 5
I skipped the Myrtl routine after the race (and the shakeout run, I think), but when I got home from Columbus, I made sure to do some stretching, Myrtl routine and legs up the wall.
It was weird not packing my backpack for a post-work run! I went home and made dinner (and did some meal prep as well). I also did some stretching, rolling and the Myrtl routine. My calves are still tight, and there is a pretty good knot in my left calf.
Wednesday: 3.65 miles, 10:22 pace, Saucony Mirage
First run back! If it hadn't been a pub run night, I would have waited until Thursday. Luckily I found some company to take it easy with me. It was a really nice night to run, so I'm glad I was able to get outside. My calves were super-tight, so I skipped the 5-mile route. Calves loosened up, and the giant knot seems to be gone.
Also of note: I wore my new Saucony Mirage 5 for the first time. I envision this being more of a long-run shoe, but I wanted to test it out. I don't normally run with any stability so I was a little apprehensive. It's a lightweight guidance shoe with a 4mm drop, and the posting didn't bother me at all. So far, so good.
Thursday: 2.15 miles running dogs, Saucony Zealot (blue)
We took out two 10-month-old bulldog mix puppies, so "running" is subjective. It was definitely a jog/walk, which was perfect for me. (Calves generally felt okay, but my hips are still tight.) We wore those adorable pups out though! I can't imagine they'll be at the shelter for too long. When we left, one of these was meeting a family, so hopefully that worked out!
Friday: 2.15-mile lunchtime walk, Saucony Triumph
It was mid-50s and sunny, so I figured a lunchtime walk was in order. My right calf/lower hamstring was pulling, which nixed any thoughts of trying to run fast this weekend.
Saturday: 5.1 miles, 10:23 pace, Saucony Mirage + strength (!!!)
I slept in, which was glorious. It would have been a nice morning to join my friends for a trail run, but a) I wanted to sleep in and b) I didn't want to run fast. 5-ish miles around the neighborhood in some very light run followed by stretching and some actual strength work. Maybe I'll get back to it.
Another morning to sleep in! I shouldn't get used to this.
No plans, although I would like to get the mileage to around 20. I'm looking at a 5k on Saturday morning just to see how my legs move. I would also like to get in a strength session or two. Even a short one is better than nothing, right?
- Monday: easy run + strength
- Tuesday: dog running (maybe strength here if I didn't Monday)
- Wednesday: group run
- Thursday: off (but I could probably fit in a quick strength session)
- Friday: easy run
- Saturday: easy run or 5k
- Sunday: off