Ran 5 miles, easy pace (10:09 pace).
Hey remember the creepy backyard I showed you guys a little while ago? Here’s the other part of their yard. Yup, those are statues of cowboys and Native Americans.
Back to my run. When I said “easy pace,” I mean that was what was prescribed by my training schedule. Was it easy? Hell no. My legs are incredibly tired and I felt drained the whole run. It actually made me hate running a little bit. I guess last week took a lot more out of me than I thought.
I have a half marathon on Sunday, so my tapering schedule was supposed to be 5, 4, 3, and 2 miles starting on Monday (all easy effort).
BUT after last nights run and hearing the wise words from the lovely Andrea, I think I’m going to take it easy this week! She told me that at this point in training, I can do a lot more harm than good. She is right.
Today will be a rest day. I’m going to focus on stretching/rolling and I’ll walk with my pup. If I’m feeling up to it, I’ll do 3 miles on Wednesday but I am NOT going to put pressure on myself (please make sure I don’t. k guys?). And that will basically be it for the running until Sunday. I’ll just stretch and roll like it’s my job.
Hey runners, what do you guys think? Should I avoid those runs this week?
How much more does that backyard freak you out?