Well right now I’m on week 10, but I’ve been slacking on updates so I thought I would pop in to give an update, before a month goes by!
Week 8 was pretty bad… didn’t get in much of a workout during the week due to work being crazy and not having enough energy to force myself to work out late after work, however I did get in my 8 mile run on Saturday.
Week 9 was much much better….
Monday – Made up missed long trainer ride from Sunday
Tuesday – The LAST power max challenge. I will admit, I did slack on these in the middle of the month (especially week 8), I just got tired of riding every day and sometimes doing 3 work outs a day. However, I did get the last one done in the am before work, and also did my speedwork at lunch.
Wednesday – Trainer ride at lunch and swam after work.
Thursday – 6 mile tempo run and core.
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – 10 mile run. This was a struggle. Not sure what the deal was (maybe only having a salad for dinner the night before didn’t help) but my legs felt dead by mile 5. The remaining five miles were a struggle to get in, and I definitely didn’t hit the planned pace, but at that point I was just focusing on getting in the mileage rather than stressing about pace. This coming weekend is the St. Patrick’s 5 mile race, but the following weekend I am determined to have a good long run because this one was downright miserable!
Sunday – Long-ish trainer ride with lots of hills!
Total Training Hours: 9:47
Week 10 hasn’t been great, but it’s also race week so it’s a light week.
Monday – So……this stupid rash that I had biopsied has come back after the round of (TWO WEEKS!) prednisone and I woke up with a swollen, red, itchy left eye and 100% decided to skip my swim.
Tuesday – My left eye was swollen shut when I woke up so I made a Dr. Appt as soon as the office opened and was able to see the NP at 10a (phew). She didn’t think it was an infection and instead just a really bad allergic reaction (what am I allergic to, darnit!) and prescribed another TWO WEEK round of prednisone. I am going to be so fat by the time this rash (if it ever) goes away. The rash is also under my arms but it isn’t itchy or swollen, which I can deal with, but not when it comes to my face 😦 Since I had trouble seeing well out of my left eye, and overall just felt frustrated about the mystery rash, I bagged my speedwork session and watched a movie after work instead.
Wednesday – Easy 30 min trainer ride
Thursday – Easy 3 mile run
Friday – Rest Day
And the plans for this weekend…
Saturday – Race Day! Saint Patrick’s 5 mile run 🙂
Sunday – Trainer ride
Ok that’s about it, Happy Friday!