Well, I got 3 decent weeks of training in between our ski trip + the flu. Not ideal, but I wasn’t going to avoid getting sick forever!
Hopefully our family can stay virus free for a while. <– wishful thinking I know, but might as well think positively.
M: REST – sick
T: REST – sick
W: 5 miles easy as fevers gone, 10:14/mi in amazing 53F weather + strength for runners 20 min
R: The ‘attempted tempo’ that was a fail – ~4 mi total, 2 warmup and 2 at 8:45-9:10 pace.
F: Walk at work (2 miles), no running or strength
S: 5K race @ 25:48. (I have since seen on strava that multiple Garmin users recorded the race as 3.1 mi or above, so maybe it wasn’t short? Doesn’t really matter and I will never know, but interesting). Not sure if this is a ’40s PR’ or not but maybe? It definitely went better than my September 5K.
S: 6 mi @ 10:30/mi in 82F heat (did not run in AM as Josh did a 5K early today). This didn’t feel too bad until mile 4 or so, but by the end it was misery. A reminder to probably avoid marathon training through the summer, because lows in July/Aug are commonly at this level. Bah.
Total miles: 19
Total strength: 1
Last night we went out on a date night and saw A Man Called Otto in the theaters. It’s based on A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman which I read a million years ago (and didn’t love as much as some of his others). They had the emotional formula DOWN because I cried SO MUCH in this movie and honestly had to hold myself back from LOUDLY sobbing. In public. Awesome.
So, see it if you are in the mood for an emotional release. And wear waterproof mascara (or skip it altogether).