|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Sunday||Off||Needed a rest day. Fair amount of walking though.|
|Monday||8||7 at medium pace -- ended with strides|
|Tuesday||15||Pretty solid long run|
|Thursday||7||Nice run but tired feeling|
|Friday||Off||About 5 miles of walking though.|
|Saturday||Off||Travel to the Summerlin Half Marathon|
|Total miles for the week: 35 - YTD: 697.5|
I was *really* feeling it this week. I was just really dead most of the week and I think I've gone over to the over-trained state. I was consistently feeling beat-up, tired, and well you know -- all the symptoms of being overt rained.
So rather than dig myself into a hole, I turned this week into a recovery week -- of sorts. I took not 1, not 2 but 3 days off, which is something I haven't done in a LONG time.
It seemed to help physically, but mentally I have a hard time not doing anything and it really bothered me. Fellow compulsive runners probably know what I am talking about, but taking a day off is almost as painful as a speed work out.
And worst of all, I know better. When everything starts to hurt and I am dreading a run, it pays to take a little down time. In some ways, I've become a slave to putting up the miles.
With a 30K and an expensive full marathon coming up on the horizon, I need to be a little bit more cautious about arriving at the starting line injury free and feeling trained, not beaten into submission.