Monday – Rest Day, recovering from last weekends 20 mile run
Tuesday – Stretching and foam roller
Wednesday – 30 minutes on the elliptical (it was pouring rain out!)
Thursday – 3 mile run
Friday – MIGRAINE
Saturday – 1 hour massage and migraine recovery
Sunday – Since I have to work a 14 hour day and I’m still feeling a bit wiped out from my migraine I thought it would be best for me to not push and try to run this morning.
Overall – This is the LEAST amount of running that I have done in a week since I started training back in May. With the marathon being less than a month away this scares the heck out of me – that being said, I really do think that my body needed the break, and getting a severe migraine was its way of telling me to SLOW DOWN! I’ll need to focus on getting in some quality runs and extra stretching next week to get back on track.
Hydration! I definitely need to keep this on my list of goals, even with the Drink-o-Matic app I find I’m not drinking enough water. If the reminder goes off when I’m in a meeting or not near my water bottle I just sort of ignore it…
Long Run – Next weekend will be 3 weeks until the marathon so time to get in my last long run! My goal is to do 23 miles and feel good when I’m done (or atleast better than I did after my 20 miles last weekend).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – just a little something to make me feel better about slowing down a bit this week…
Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne
Don’t stress too much about not running enough! You’ve already got the 20miler under your belt so you’re totally fine. You really can’t gain any more endurance/speed/etc in the next few weeks. I’d just focus on staying healthy and not stressing 🙂
Thanks Jenn, I really think my body just needed the rest – I think taking the time off did more good for me in the long run than getting in those extra runs!
I’m going to download the Drink-O-Matic app! I need a boost badly. I normally don’t drink water until I work out after work at night – then I’ll have three glasses after my workout. And then that is it! So bad!
The Drink-O-Matic is so cheesy but it helps! Just make sure to have your phone on vibrate or this really creepy voice goes “it’s time to take a drink!” – could be embarassing in a meeting…not that I would know. : )