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Week in review: Blurry. Blame it on the pollen that was fallen fallen.
April 16th -22nd
This week was a bit of a haze. I’m having trouble remembering everything that happened. I’d like to blame it on all the pollen in the air. Each morning I awoke to another fine yellow dusting on the menacing powered on my car.
Spring has sprung in the pacific northwest.
I had every intention on biking on Monday but failed. I don’t even remember my excuse this week. I was happy to fit a mid day yoga session in with the most perfect combination of flow and restoration.
Tuesday I tried a new route and it was amazing! Everything in me wanted to keep running but I exercised a little self-control and capped it at 6. My foot has been feeling really good but when it starts to feel really good I start to make really dumb decisions. Really.
Wednesday I was back at the track. I expected to be greeted by my coach with a good job from my weekend race and a reminder to step back a group this week.
But no such greeting.
Guess I’m running group 4A.
The workout was a 4 mile tempo run followed by 5 x 300m with a 100 second recovery (random). We averaged 6:40’s and the 300s weren’t too bad. Click here for all the details (yes I finally figured links out :)).
Thursday was the usual mid-week long run. I was in no shape in the AM to run so I settled for 10 after work. I somehow managed to find all the hills on my run. It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t fast. I’d like to say I felt better after it but I would be lying… and I generally don’t lie. True story.
Friday again I’d planned on biking but failed. Again no reason.
I slept for 11 hours on Friday night (thank you pollen) and was up by late morning for my second speed workout for the week.
Saturday morning and 2 x 2 miles with 4 minute recovery. It was hard. That’s all I have to say about it… okay… not true… here’s everything I had to say about it…
Sunday was the long run of the week, 13 hilly miles over the eastside. I ran with my good friend Nikki and was once again reminded that she is in fact much faster than me.
I huffed and puffed my way through the miles and am ready for a day off.
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