After I got back, I stretched, did foam roller exercises, and did an ab workout. Poly likes to stand under my gut when I'm doing a plank. She must be trying to make it so I hold the plank longer.
Then we went to run hills. I'm not quite sure how the breakdown went in my splits. I think the way up was .04 then on the way down it was .07 (total). We did 4 times up the entire hill and 4 times down. We walked down the hill. Then I was getting lightheaded but instead of skipping the 5th hill we ran halfway up and jogged down. So we did 4.5 hills. The hill is rough. Hilary's Garmin said .05 for going up the hill. I wish mine did so that it would seem like I ran a little faster. The first time I ran the hill, I did it in 36 seconds. 2nd and 3rd times I did it in 32, but then the 4th time was 34. I was trying really hard. The first time up the hill, I didn't really know what I was in for so I guess it might make sense that it's the slowest.
Thursday: I took another rest day. I didn't want to but did.
Friday: I took yet another rest day. I only slept 1.5 hours and kept trying to sleep more. I was weak from the lack of sleep. So then this was a forced rest day. I had to skip my run with Hilary.
In the morning I walked to and from Safeway. Then at dinner, I walked to and from PF Chang's.
I started out running at 4:1 intervals. I did learn that my RunWalk app won't pause and it just starts over so I ended up running 7 minutes in a row and just missing my walk while at a water fountain. I think I screwed it up twice. Also then at the other water fountain stops, I just left it going so once I only ran for 3 minutes. I didn't really time the rest.
I stopped at the water fountains 1.1 mi, 3.42, 4.04, 6.36, and 9.04 into the run. There were only 2 water fountains but I doubled back in the middle to run in the shade so I hit water fountain 1, 2, 2, 1, and 1. Also after the 4the water fountain, I forgot to start my timer. I realized when I was crossing a bridge later. I ruined a lady's picture at that point too. Well I got in her way taking pictures quite a few times.
My goal at the beginning was 10:00 pace. I knew I was really close to 9:45 for the first 3 miles so I thought I'd try that for the first 5 but failed on the 5th mile. I played bonus seconds the entire way but after each mile the bonus seconds are reset in my brain. Once I started getting splits near 2:30 when I was running the entire way, I knew if I walked, I'd end up way slower than 10 min pace. I know for sure I ran the entire last 2.5 miles but it might have been the last 3.5 miles. I believe my slowest split was the last time I had a walking segment. Looking at my BodyMedia fit data, you can tell when I had dips for walking segments and I think based on that I did run the last 3+ miles.
I realized awhile ago that I would rather run straight through at the end versus the beginning. If I do it early on, I have the tendency to go too fast and then I die near the end. I do need to figure out what to do to be able to run the half marathon without dying. Only 3 more long runs before the big day.
I worked really hard to get the last full mile to have a really good split. I wanted it to be my best and it was. Then I figured I had to keep up the awesome pace as best I could before I was done. Also there is something about being close to the car that makes me just want to pick up the pace and be done. I think running so much with Jen we did that so now I continue to want to do that.
Total Running Mileage: 18.22 mi
Total Biking Mileage: 7.45 mi
Total other things: a few walks, 1 swim, 1 bike ride, 2 core workouts.
Summary: I really slacked off this week. At least I rode a bike once and swam once. I want to do each of those a minimum of 2 times for triathlon training but one is better than none. My overall running mileage wasn't that bad this week but if I didn't go for my run on Sunday, it would have been awful. I'm still beating myself up over so many rest days.