Jeff’s Post – A Slight Hitch in my Giddy Up!
I feel like this is a broken record but Tamara and I continue to plug away on house stuff. We were up Friday night past midnight painting (that makes me a little grumpy btw) but we are finally getting there. I’m still wishing I had time to post more and will soon and Tamara will be posting again (one she finishes rearranging the kitchen!).
Now for your enjoyment a running recap of the past week :). I started Monday off with a ½ marathon on the treadmill. Some people think I’m nuts for doing this but after running on the treadmill so much I need to find things that challenge me and right now that is challenging me. This was actually my second Monday in a row doing this. I followed it up with a fast 6 miles on Tuesday, 8 on Wednesday. When I went to bed Wednesday night I was thinking I wanted to try for another 13 on Thursday and that is whata I did but at around mile 12 I felt a pain in my left calf. I thought it was a cramp and pushed through the final mile but I was definitely feeling some pain that day. Friday was a planned day off for me and I was relieved that my leg was feeling better but not 100%. I wanted another 50 miles for the week and only needed 10 over the weekend but my leg was hurting a little on Saturday so I decided another day off was best. This morning I woke up before the sunrise and headed out for a 10 mile run. I was a little nervous not knowing how my leg would react but by mile 3 I knew I was good. The run this morning was so enjoyable. The weather was perfect, watching the sunrise was amazing and it was so early that it was just me and the open road. I ended up having my second best 10 mile time ever coming in just a little over 1:14. The only thing missing was Tamara who was in the gym running while I was out on the road.
I’m thankful for another good running week and will definitely pay attention to my leg this week but I want to keep pushing it. It won’t happen for a little while but I really want to run a ½ marathon a day for one week and I want to run a marathon on the treadmill sometime this year.
Hope you have a great week – keep pushing and run smart!