I’m another week closer to Rock & Roll Virginia Beach and I’m getting more excited every day! Last week was a bit challenging but I learned a lot – like how I should replace my shoes BEFORE they are totally and completely shot.
I covered more than 12 miles this week but didn’t really follow the plan at all. On Monday, our running group did a mile trial to see where we were pace-wise for workout grouping. We had a pretty short workout planned – warm up, run a mile all out, and run a 4 lap cool down. I shocked the heck out of myself when I finished with a called time of 8:30. I shocked myself again when I remembered I wasn’t running the inside lane and actually ran a 7:47 mile! I had a suspicion that I needed new shoes before this workout but after that mile I knew I couldn’t run another step in my shoes.
My shins and were so incredibly sore from the track workout in my beat up shoes that I didn’t want to run on Wednesday. I covered the 4 miles by walking hills on the treadmill and I’m really happy with that choice. I had plans to move my long run from Sunday to Friday and I wanted my legs to be fresh for the longer run.
On Friday, I woke up early and ran from Arlington Cemetery to the Capitol to my office (with a brief photo stop at the White House). My new shoes were great and my rested legs felt like they could have gone on for a few more miles.
I’m looking forward to running into work more often. I’ll have a 2-3 mile run on Fridays starting towards the end of July and I’m thinking that will be the way make sure it gets covered while I get to take in the beautiful sights of DC.
This weekend was BF’s birthday so I didn’t exercise at all. I’m really looking forward to getting back out to working tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great weekend! Did you have any interesting workout last week?