But by Thursday things were feeling okay again and I decided I felt good enough to attempt Tuesday's workout again. And this time I got through it just fine. I hit my paces and Coach Matt and I agreed it was a total success, especially since we both thought after Tuesday we'd have to scrap the workout completely.
My takeaway after last week is that I need to take things a day at a time. I'll still have my weekly plan from Coach Matt but sometimes we may need to move stuff around a bit. I'm letting go of a lot of expectations and all of my timelines. While I'd love to write PR Attempt next to races on my calendar, right now it's better to think about successfully getting through today's run. And then tomorrow, tomorrow's run.
Here is this week's tentative training plan:
Monday: 5 glue miles w/strides
Tuesday: 7 mile workout, inc. 3 sets of 800, 400, 800, faster each set
Wednesday: 5 recovery miles
Thursday: 6 glue miles w/strides + PT!
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 9 mile run
Sunday: 5 recovery miles
Total: 37 miles
On a positive note, I have my first physical therapy appointment this week! Several runner friends recommended the person I am going to see so I'm excited and very hopeful things will start getting better soon!
As I did last week, I'll end this post with a few things that made last week wonderful:
I had the most delicious breakfast on Sunday - biscuits & gravy, hashbrowns and overeasy eggs at Cafe at the Pfister. This meal was a total calorie splurge but totally worth it.
Eddie can now be referred to as 'Hot Dog Eddie'. My cousin, Pam, gave him a hot dog coat and it is so adorable. I think Eddie even likes it as he purred and purred while he wore it for a bit over the weekend.
My Rock 'n' Roll race discount is now available! If you're running a Rock 'n' Roll race this year, check it out - after all, the more you save on each race, the more races you can run each year ;)
My good friend, Alysha, gave me Katie Lee's latest cookbook, Endless Summer. This is a gorgeous book with beautiful pictures and fantastic recipes. I can't wait to try some - or all - of the recipes in the book. And I also can't wait for summer!
My questions for you:
- Have you seen a PT? If so, what was your experience?
- What made last week wonderful for you?