The focus of my week last week was to continue recovery and start running again.
My legs felt decent and I just ran. I didn't look at my watch and just tried to log 30 minutes of running each time, with the exception of the day I had to run after work/before bus drop.
Monday, May 29
Memorial day! Traditionally we are at my in-laws lake house for Memorial Day weekend and this was no exception. It was the perfect place to kick start running after a week off. The morning was cool and sunny and I logged 4 miles and some change along the lake.
4.12 miles, 32:42 (7:56 avg pace)
Tuesday, May 30
Surprisingly, I was able to get up early to run before work without too much issue.
4.35 miles, 34:39 (7:58 avg pace)
Wednesday, May 31
Thursday, June 1
Set my alarm to get up early (5:00 AM) to log some miles before work but completely overslept so logged some afternoon miles before my daughter got off the school bus. IT WAS HOT.
3 miles, 22:36 (7:32 avg pace)
Friday, June 2
Sense alarm work me up at 4:46 AM. ARGH. I did get out of bed and get 4 miles in. My legs were tired. Needed a lot of coffee to make it through the day.
4.0 miles, 32:42 (8:10 avg pace)
Saturday, June 3
My goal was to get 5 miles in. It was thunder storming all morning so I headed out mid-afternoon in the bright hot sun, in very humid conditions.
5.0 miles, 38:11 (7:37 avg pace)
Sunday, June 4
Earlier in the week a colleague and I were discussing training plans for our fall races. It occurred to me that I hadn't figured out when I would need to start training for my fall half marathon. I want to use the Hanson's half marathon plan for this race, which is 18 weeks, so for me, that means training starts JUNE 11. SO SOON! I also have a 10K in less than 3 weeks. It was a big wake up call for me since I had always pushed those races out of my head since they were "so far away".
Because I was going to start training so much sooner than I had thought, I re-read the post-marathon recovery chapter in the Hansons book again on Saturday night. They advocate for two full weeks off, followed by 2 weeks of easy running. I took one week off so I decided that rather than push to get another run in this week, I would take Sunday off from running.
We were headed to the lake for the day and I took my son kayaking which was fun and we both enjoyed being on the water. It was a really hot day and being outside in the son made me extra hot so I decided it was a good idea to go waterskiing as well.
Even though I didn't get any running in, my body is definitely SORE after the combination of both of those activities!
Total Weekly Miles: 20.47 miles
For reasons unknown to me, my Sense sleep system is working fine again. I have a whole week of sleep data! Maybe it also needed a week off.
My sleep was not great last week. I was staying up too late and attempting to get up early. I definitely need to get back into my 9 PM bedtime routine. My goal is to hit 8 hours as that seems to be the threshold where I don't feel so tired.
Average sleep score: 79 (out of 100)
Average sleep duration: 7.3 hours (7.2 hours weekday, 7.5 hours weekend)
Sleep quality: 4% light, 47% medium, 49% deep