Each week I hope to share with you my training for the week for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, and eventually for the Glass Slipper Challenge. I had hoped to have this up earlier, but sometimes life gets in the way. I am following the Jeff Galloway plan for experienced runners on the runDisney site.
This weeks plan was a 30 minute run on both Tuesday and Thursday and a 4 mile run on Saturday. Here’s how my week went…
Tuesday: Ran 2.35 miles in 30 minutes. I was super happy to see my minutes per mile with a 12 at the front. It’s a been a long time coming since I saw that, especially with the heat and humidity here in Florida.
Thursday: If you follow me on Instagram you know that I mysteriously hurt my ankle sometime on Wednesday. It drives me nuts that I can’t pinpoint what I did to it! Wednesday night I iced and elevated it and took some Advil, but at my husband’s urging took Thursday off so that I didn’t further injury myself. It’s early in the game, but I really hate my training being derailed, even a day. But at least it was a short run day, and the ankle was feeling better by the weekend.
Saturday: The weather Saturday was so perfect! I haven’t had run weather like that in a LONG time here in Florida! I set out for my 4 miles thinking how gorgeous it was. And no less than a quarter mile away from home or so I switch into my second walk interval and tweak my back. My back is already temperamental at best so I was concerned, but I knew I’d already missed one run this week and I really didn’t want to skip the long run. I knew there was a point I could turn back towards home if need be so I pushed through and got my 4 miles in. It was painful. Every step hurt. But I got it done, and that’s what matters.
This next week I have two 30 minute runs and 5 miles on Saturday. Hoping to see continued time improvement and that my back feels better and is up to the challenge this week.