Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Heat is On

Overall, I'm happy that I've been keeping up with my workouts this week but I did have a minor setback today.

Here's the weekly wrap-up... in addition to the Monday spinning and Wednesday 4 mi run, the rest of the week went like this:

Thursday: Drills & Sculpt class + 15 min. elliptical

Friday: 3 mi run with hills + trail (0:33:07, 11:02 pace)
1: 11:46 (this mile had some stoplights + hills, need to do some hill repeats!)
2: 11:11
3: 10:09

Saturday: 30 min stairmaster, 10 min treadmill on incline, weights

Sunday: 8 mi run 3.12 mi run (0:33:21, 10:42 pace)
1: 10:48
2: 10:30
3: 10:46
.12: 1:18

I had planned to do a long run of 8 miles but unfortunately, I started feeling a slight pain in my left ankle during mile 2. It hurt to run on it, so I only made it to mile 3 before giving in to the pain. I also started my run too late in the day so the heat was full on which also added to the discomfort. (Although, I would have dealt with the heat if I didn't have the ankle situation since I think that would have helped get me acclimated a bit to the upcoming Disney race.)

The pain wasn't that unbearable but I didn't want to take any chances. I plan to take it easy on my runs this week but I am still planning to do a 9 mi long run next weekend.


Marcy said...

Sounds like a good plan chica ;D Best not to risk anything :-)

Runner Leana said...

How is your ankle doing?

Mr. Satan A. Chilles said...

ALWAYS listen to nagging little pains, they know something you don't. And you did listen, and that's smart. I'm not always the smartest in that area, but that's what 'constructive' experience is all about. So you can go on that 9-mile run later in the week...

Jess said...

I agree with the other. You always have to listen to your body, and you must've known it was pain worth paying attention to.

BTW, I love your new cut! Very cute.

Leslie said...

Good choice. I think it's more important to know your limits than to risk an injury. I know you'll knock that 9 mile run next week no problem!

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