And just like that the Gate River Run 15K came and went. Good news or bad news first? Good news, I finished and had a great time visiting my friends in Jacksonville. Bad news, I came down with a cough on Friday and it made it difficult to run (breath) on Saturday. I’ll detail more in my recap. I’ve been battling the cough this week (which has kept me up during the nights), hence the later than usual post. I am joining Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for this week’s Weekly Wrap.
Image: Gate River Run 15K
Monday 3/7 – 5 miles | 12:31 min/mile + 10 x 100 meter strides
Ran my usual route post work – 12:31 min/mile (12:43, 12:20, 12:35, 12:23, 12:38). It was one of those workouts in which the legs never felt warmed up for the entire run. The 10 x 100 strides were tough, but slowly (well felt “fast”) finished them.
Tuesday 3/8- 60 minutes barre
A new Barre3 studio opened in my neighborhood and I signed up for a free class during their opening week. It was so nice to see the sunrise during the 6:00AM class. We did ALOT of squats during warm-up, but no problemo, right? Wait until tomorrow……
After work I met Cliff for dinner at Tortilla Coast. There are much better Tex/Mex restaurants in the area, but this location has a huge patio + not always crowded…perfect for a nice day.
Wednesday 3/9 – Rest day
This was an unplanned rest day. Holy moly my inner thighs were on fire (see Tuesday morning). Those squats got the best of me. I wasn’t even this sore post marathon. That is what I get for slacking on the strength the past couple of months. Missed my 5 mile recovery day.
Thursday 3/10 – Rest day
My thighs were still hurting, even when I walked. I would stretch in my cube (thank goodness for high walls), but they were still tight. I emailed Mollie it I should run or give it a rest. She suggested I go ahead and try. Okay – I would plan on running Friday morning. That evening I met my friend Emily to drop off her Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K bib/swag. We also had some ramen at Sakuramen, yum!
Friday 3/11 -1 mile | 12:53 min/mile
Well run I tried and it did not go well – the thighs were so sore. Flight from DC to JAX.
Saturday 3/12 – .7 miles warm up + Gate River Run 15K | 14:59 min/mile
I have to charge my Garmin to get my splits, but as you can see the run did not go as planned. I was thinking I would finish with an average 12:00 min/mile based on my training runs. My finish time of 2:19 was definitely far from my 10 Miler PR (1:51 from 2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler). Le sigh. Things happen. Will share more soon in my recap (chest cough + heat = no bueno). Here is a pic right after Mile 1 – crossing the first bridge.
Start/finish at Everbank Field – home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sunday 3/13 – Rest
Rest day + flew back home to DC. I stepped off the plane and guess what happened? I twisted my right ankle. I heard a noise, but luckily I was able to put weight on it. So far no swelling, just some tenderness. What a weekend, right? Cliff met me at the airport – was so nice to see him!
Weekly Total: 16 miles | 3 Runs (ish)
Year to Date: 176.76 miles | 35 Runs
Have you gotten sick right before a race?
How was your weekend?