I didn’t post my training week summary yesterday like I was supposed to. I was having a bad day and didn’t want to post when I was feeling crappy.
This past week was a nice and easy week. I didn’t go above the 10K distance for this week since I have the marathon in 5 (ah!) days. I decided to take my rest day on Tuesday because I wasn’t “feeling” the run that day. Thursday I did a nice run to the park with my daughter in the BOB. I was pleased to see how much better my pace has become with the BOB. That day I also noticed a strange pain in my left leg and was having trouble walking on that leg. As a result I took Saturday easy by running just a mile. Sunday I went out and did my “long” run for the week.
I am pleased to see that all my paces were below 9 minutes (with the exception of the stroller run). It’s been a while (i.e. a year) since I’ve been able to consistently run a pace below 9 minutes. I was even shocked that my 10K, which I was trying to run nice and slow, was actually a lot quicker than my usual slow pace.
I get to see the doctor today for a check up. I’m going to bring up my leg pain because it’s been hanging around for 5 days now. I wouldn’t usually care but it’s kind of reminiscent of the pain I felt prior to developing a stress fracture in my other leg. Yes, it’s freaking me out a bit. Recovery for that injury is so long.
The marathon is in a couple of days. I can’t believe it’s so close! Luckily, my husband was able to change his drill days so that he could watch Izzy while I run and help her run her kids’ race. I’m sort of nervous for the race but I’m trying not to psych myself out. I’m confident I’ll do well.