So this is how training went this week.
MONDAY: Since I was just coming off of a half marathon, I decided to rest this day. Normally a long run has very little effect on me the following day, but I had not ran as fast as I did last Sunday in my half for a while. Needless to say I was a little sore, but for the most part felt really good for having just ran a half marathon.
TUESDAY: I did a short 4 mile run at 8:30 pace. I felt really good and my body showed no signs of fatigue from the half on Sunday.
WEDNESDAY: I had Pirate tickets so this was also a rest day. This is where the cranky comes out. I was happy to be going to the Pirate game, but I feel like I should of some how figured out a way to run even though I am tapering. I need to work on telling myself it's okay not to run during the taper weeks.
THURSDAY: I ran 7 miles at 8:20 pace. When I returned home I did an arm and Ab workout. Overall felt really good for the day.
FRIDAY: After work I went to Dave N' Busters to pick up my race packet for the Gladiator Run I was doing on Saturday. I also was going out to dinner that night so this was another rest day.
SATURDAY: GLADIATOR RUN- I ran my first obstacle race ever. It was a 5K with 17 obstacles. I ran it with my friend Tom @tmcjr412 who has already ran the tough mudder. It was good because he was able to tell me what to expect. It was a great experience and I had a blast. I will be writing a recap of the race later this week. Let me just say a 5K with obstacles is hard and I know this did nothing but benefit my training. I used muscles I never knew I had.
SUNDAY: Today I will be doing a cross training day. I plan on doing a mix of workouts to work out a few body parts. It will be hard since I am very sore from yesterday.
Next week I plan on doing a few more runs in the week. Nothing to crazy or high until Saturday when I take on the Battle Frog Race. A 15K obstacle race. I was nervous at first, but now I am actually excited and looking forward to doing it.
Until next time friends, run strong!!!!