After Syracuse half & recovery from my cold, I was eager to jump back into training. The challenge this week was that Joe was in town visiting. This meant I wanted to spend as much time with him and less time running, but still maintain training as the Marathon creeps closer. I did manage to keep most of my mileage. But did take an additional rest day.
I took a guilt free day & Joe and I took a pokemon walk around the Empire State Plaza. In the evening I did 15 minutes of stretching with some abs and push ups.
Tuesday(3/28): 5 miles (10:11)
It was raining and I had zero interest in running. In fact, I was laying in bed moaning about going running when Joe collected his running gear, when I asked what he was doing he replied “going for a run” I let out a bunch of unkind words at him and got up and got dressed. I took him on the lovely SUNY loop tour & Marcy dog was able to come join us too. We were definitely running WAY too fast for my first run back after the half marathon ( this matters later in the week, i think.) but I was glad that Joe got me going.
Wednesday(3/29) 6.26 miles (10:57)
In order to get a run done and be back to get Joe that car, I had to get going early. It wasn’t as springy of a run as the evening before, but one foot in front of the other got it done.
Thursday(3/30): 5.27 miles (10:37)
Another early start to run some miles before driving home to give Joe the car. The downside of living in the suburbs of a smaller city. ( no uber and weak public transport) I was surprisingly over dressed for the 32 degree temps. I have finally acclimated to the weather.
I had wanted to get the miles in – but it was so miserable. It rained so much. so so much. Instead I hunkered home with Joe and we watched The Big Short.
Saturday(4/1): 7 miles (10:36):
Joe’s flights were changed due to weather out west, so I wanted to be able to take advantage of the extra time with him. Since he didn’t express much interest in running with me, I packed a bag for him to bring down to Cider Belly Donuts and I set off to run there. It was an easy route & I enjoyed the variation from tried and true SUNY. After we enjoyed a donut before heading over to Ama Cocina where we ate our weight in amazing food. Our day continued with a daytime beer at Rare Form, Tea & cards at his mothers house & eventually some ice cream from Country Drive -In for dinner. (all fantastic food choices.)
Sunday(4/2): 10.28 miles ( 11:10)
Joe had an early flight so I was up and got moving. I had the most painful run I’ve had in ages. Nothing and everything hurt. I am not injured, but everything ached. It was slow and miserable, but I consider this a gigantic mental win, since I didn’t quit.
It was tricky fitting in running & Joe and such, so I can only imagine how people do it with families and far more responsibilities than I do.
Miles this week: 34.06
Total Miles: 218.4
**boring & no pictures it this draft has been sitting long enough!