How is it Monday already? My weekend was a whirlwind of fun and to be honest, I am TIRED today! We celebrated my Dad’s 60th birthday all weekend long it was was a blast. Saturday night was spent at Foxwoods Casino. We stayed up until 2:00 AM, something I never do, and that is most definitely why I’m still feeling it today;)
While I am sad it’s Monday, I am really happy to be back to my regular routine of eating healthy after a ‘binge’ of a weekend. Lots of food I don’t normally eat plus extra vino that I don’t normally drink. Bring on the Kale, I’ve missed you these last couple of days.
And here is proof that I actually dress up sometimes:
(check out Todd’s tie, it has Westies on it!)
As I mentioned last week, I am still unsure of racing this weekend coming up. I initially was signed up to race the full marathon, and now that is a wash. I’m either racing the half marathon or I’m bagging it all together. My left knee has been a little more cranky than I would like to admit, and it’s not worth putting my 2015 season in jeopardy. I had an athletic trainer friend come over my house yesterday and she taped my knee and showed me how to tape on my own. I was told by my MD this pain could be a ‘tracking’ issue with the knee cap, and that taping it could help. On top of the taping, I also need to work on glute and hip strengthening (like big time). The goal is to try the taping with my runs this week and see how I feel… If I feel good with the tape, I might go for the half marathon. It’s very much up in the air right now. The thing is, the pain isn’t THAT bad, but I don’t want it to get worse!
Here is what I was up to last week (Oct 20-26)! We had a NASTY week of weather in Massachusetts, so a lot of my runs were done outside in the rain and strong wind. It was the first Nor’Easter of the season. I honestly will do whatever I can to avoid the treadmill.
Swim 3,000 yards at Masters Practice
I’ve been loving Masters lately and have been going 3 x week!
Bike 1:10 @ Z1/Z2 intervals
Run: 30 min brick
Swim: 3,000 yds at Masters Practice
Run: Recovery run 25 mins
Bike: 1:10 Tempo Ride
Run: 1:00 hour at Z1/Z2 mile intervals
This run was done outside in the storm, in the dark. I’ve been having to run in the dark a lot lately since it gets dark so early now (this will get even worse this weekend with daylight savings). I always make sure to wear my headlamp and reflective gear.
Swim: 3,200 yds at Masters Practice
Run: 25 min recovery run
Bike: 2.5 hour ride on the trainer (I didn’t have time to ride outside, boo)
When I’m on the trainer, I like to ride with the lights off:)
Walk with Todd and Oliver at the pond after I finished my run.. the sun was finally shining and we were all happy!
Bike: 45 mins on the trainer, recovery pace
Run: 25 min Recovery run
In other news, my Ironman Mont-Tremblant Finisher Jacket finally arrived and it was like Christmas! There was a major typo with the jackets initially (they left off Subaru, the major sponsor). We couldn’t get our jackets after the race, and just ordered them instead. Two months later, I have my jacket! It was worth the wait!
How is your training going? Do you run outside in the dark?