Health: Hey, look at that! I can breathe!
Injury: Hip feels pretty good; right big toe is acting up a bit.
Sleep: Good, but I am feeling beyond worn out.
Plan: 50-60 minutes, easy.
Actual: 53 minutes, easy (10:15)
A quick five+ after work today. My usual route in winter, when I'm stuck on the roads, is reasonably hilly, and today I added an extra hill just for the variety. I'm not great at climbing hills, but they're very good for you, like broccoli, and I think they help my form.
My form is still all over the place. I'm not in any pain during or after the run, but I feel like I'm cheating my stride length, running choppy instead of smoothly. It's already so much better than it was three weeks ago, so I'm trying to be patient, but I really liked having 9:40 feel easy and it's been mentally a bit rough to see my leg speed so far off.
Plan: XT or 40-60 minutes, easy
Actual: 39:52, on a treadmill, with no music (9:52)
The run did not want to happen. I was going to run from work. It's been unseasonably warm, so I packed for a 50 degree run, but as I changed into my gear, it started to drizzle. So I decided not to tempt fate and instead headed over to the treadmill, whereupon I discovered that a) I had not packed my iPod and b) that the weather was just going to threaten rain for an hour.
Plan: 70-90 minutes, easy
Actual: 82 minutes, easy (11:37)
Man, this day. The kiddo woke up, so the run before work didn't happen. Sometimes I sneak in a few miles after work, but I had meetings and so I didn't make it out until after dark, running around with my lights like, a passerby observed, a bionic woman. Very tired legs and no leg speed, but a gentle, easy run, followed by weight training.
Plan: 50-60 minutes, easy
Actual: 58 minutes, easy (11:24)
Another slow run in the dark.
Plan: Striders WRC 5K race!
Actual: Race (30:06), then weights, then another hour of easy running.
I will recap the race soon. Suffice it to say that I had a hard but disappointing run, but the race itself was fabulous. Since I didn't feel like I managed a good effort in the race, I tacked on the miles I would have had scheduled for a long run. Might have been a teensy bit of a mistake, but it was an odd 70 degree day in February and it did me good to get outside.
Total mileage: 29.7
The exhaustion is pretty severe, so I've switched to a multivitamin with some iron just in case I'm running a bit low.