My plan for the week was cross train, run 4 and 8 miles, cross train, rest, 5 and 12 mile long run.
Another stepback week. Oops, I just had one of those.
I think I am doing better with backing off a bit while still trying to get halfway decent training in. It is a delicate balance. Compression socks/sleeves and the treadmill are helping.
Sunday - About an hour of yoga, plus a lot of walking at Mount Vernon (George Washington's house) and around Old Town in Alexandria, VA.
Monday - 4.6 mile run. Outside.
Tuesday - 8.5 miles on the treadmill. No ankle pain. Ran 6 miles, then took a beak to reset the treadmill and fill my water bottle. Finally got to the gym early enough to get a full workout in before work. Did core work, lunges, pushups, and calf raises in the PM.
Wednesday - 45 minutes on the bike, plus upper body lifting.
Thursday - Rest.
Friday - 5.2 mile run. Outside. Didn't even need my reflective vest or too much cold weather gear.
Saturday - 12.2 mile long run. Surprisingly cold, but it's all good because I had the right layers. Ran the first 4 miles relatively slow, then dropped the pace for the last 8. I even had a few miles in the middle where I felt good about my pace and really enjoyed being out on a run. That hasn't happened in a very long time.
Total Miles: 30.5
2/3 done with training. 6 weeks to go!