Monday and Tuesday consisted of easy treadmill runs because my treadmill is finally fixed! It’s been over a month since I really have been able to use it.
Wednesday I was able to convince my PT to let me run a mile as my warm up instead of the elliptical, citing that I will run one after for my run streak, so could I just do it now? He agreed as long as there was no pain and I got my 1.1 in to maintain my streak.
Thursday and Friday were easy runs on the treadmill.
Saturday was a quarter marathon race. I was super nervous for this run as I haven’t run short in a race since August. I’ve also been super mental lately, doubting myself, and I feel this race was a breakthrough as I was able to push myself to a first place in my age group at the end, giving one final hard effort during the last mile.
Reflection on the week: My legs are feeling pretty good after Chicago. My knee is acting up a little bit after the race on Saturday, but overall it’s feeling pretty good. Just need to stick with PT and make sure I’m diligently strengthening and stretching.
My biggest achievement was the race. I really did a nice job mentally, reigning in an over enthusiastic pace, controlling it, and pushing it at the end instead of holding back like I often do. Looking forward to next week’s training, as miles increase and I start incorporating some speed work.