Saturday I ran 9 miles, my longest run since the marathon. It was sloooow, especially the beginning and end, but not miserable. The worst part? I neglected to do any blister prevention and had the pleasure of putting my blistered feet into some very cute and very uncomfortable heels that evening for my reunion. Ah, the price of fashion. Totally worth it to look good. :)
Yesterday I ran the 6 miles my training plan called for yesterday morning, though I made it an easy run with friends rather than the tempo run it was supposed to be.
After a break to get the car's oil changed and take my progressively less enthusiastic 7 year old to go do some work in my classroom, I fit in an 18 mile ride last night. I used the first and last miles as warmup/cooldown and did sprint intervals for the bulk of the ride. Wow, that sucked. I'm not accustomed to working that hard on the bike; it's too easy to coast...likely one of the reasons for my abysmal showing in the crit (didn't read about that? Check back one post.)
Knowing I'd be in the car all day Thursday and that I wouldn't have time to run my easy 2 miles, I decided to run them when I got home from my ride.
My shoulder is finally feeling mostly normal again. I'm thinking in the next week or so I can resume strength training. Yea!
I have a few blogs in the pipeline, including answers to Adam's last minute Q&A questions, my next Photoshop victim, and (just bc I want an excuse to post a cute picture of me instead of the usually sweaty and haggard ones) a brief post about my 20th HS reunion. Stay tuned...