Only one week left until the Calgary Marathon!! I am running the 10K on Sunday and it is nice to feel really relaxed about the race and not stressed about running 26.2 miles like I would have been if I hadn’t been injured. I should run shorter distances more often because I don’t get as nervous about them! I don’t have a goal for this race either which is really helping the nerves. I take that back, my goal is to finish pain-free!
I had a solid week of workouts and a lot of tiring double workout days. I took Saturday completely off and it felt amazing. I really needed it! I had a first aid course and a shift at work as well, so it would have been too much to wake up early and get a workout in before a long day. Sleep rocks my socks.
Yesterday, feeling fresh from the day off, I did my planned 40 minute run which felt great. I did a couple minutes of warm up walking and then ran 40 minutes straight, then a couple minutes of cool down walking. It was already in the high teens temperature-wise in the early morning!!
After my run I had some breakfast and then suited up for a bike ride with my mom. There are some serious cycling rankings in our house so we pick our riding partners very seriously. I know I can lead the ride with my mom and take it a little easier on speed but with my dad he leads and I just have to grit my teeth and hope I can keep up! We rode 60k yesterday with little wind and it was HOT. Averaging a 27.1 km/h speed, it was a great ride. Well, until we got to the last intersection… I think someone needs some clip-in-clip-out practice. 😉
My mom and I actually took a trip to the clinic and x-ray tech yesterday because her arms were in severe pain after the fall and we wanted to rule out broken bones. We haven’t heard anything yet so cross your fingers she is fine! 😀
We went into our basement after the ride and just laid on the floor “stretching” for 10 minutes. It was nice and cool down there and after a hot ride all we wanted to do was lie down and relax. You don’t realize how tight your shoulders and such get when you are riding in the same position for a couple of hours! I made some iced coffee with my lunch to rehydrate and because I missed my morning cup of coffee with all of the exercise!
I love spending my day off enjoying the sunshine and working out! Or as my mom said when we finished the bike ride, “Now I can eat 1346 calories worth of doritos.” <– Not recommended. 😉 This week will not contain as many double (AM and PM) workouts as I want to go into Sunday’s race feeling strong, fresh, and NOT sore or tired. I keep saying it’s “only” a 10K but I haven’t run more than 8K in 2 months!! It’s going to be a challenge and I definitely don’t want to injure myself again!
What was the best part of your weekend?
Do you exercise with a group or a partner on the weekend?
Favourite post-workout meal on the weekend?