I made it through this crazy busy week, now for a crazy weekend. Tomorrow is Red Flannel Run so I'm looking forward to that.
Reflecting on this week, I did 4 miles on Saturday and then continued to lay low again for awhile. The frigid temps pushed me to the basement on Tuesday night for another 4 mile run and then Friday finished with a 5 mile Ethanol Loop. The mid week run was great but I was a little sore after. By Friday, I was by myself outside - yeah!! The start was a little rocky, but it was overall a great run. I missed having anyone with me. I couldn't find my ipod to listen to music so I was truly alone. It was good to have just me and the road; it was a good time to reflect and let my mind wander. I was either burning off some steam from the week or totally lost in the run as I averaged between 9:00 and 9:30 on the mileage. That was a good feeling at the end. When I got home I sat down for a bit and iced my shins. They didn't hurt and weren't achy, but I thought that would help.
While I didn't reach my training plan of 3-5-3-9, I still feel like it was a successful training week. I was able to get in 3 medium runs and felt great afterwards. I think my shin bone is getting better. I may still do a 9 miler on Sunday. We'll see. I just kept thinking "bones of steel" today on the run. Positive thinking is a powerful thing.
When I was adding up my mileage on the way back into town, I thought about going an extra mile just so it wouldn't be so unlucky. :)
Total training mileage for the week: 13 miles