I was entirely exhausted after returning home from BLP Live! It went so so well, but leading/facilitating 9 hours of sessions and generally thinking about everyone else’s experience left me ready for some serious rest. I did manage to take G to piano but afterwards passed out in bed reading my latest (Florence Adler Swims Forever – pretty good and engaging so far!).
AND THEN we had the Daylight Savings switch! The “fall back” to standard time is always easier than the other way around though I suspect being entirely in the dark at soccer practices this week will be rough. It’s a nice time to really work on bedtime/morning routines, though. Technically, everyone should be more tired at bedtime and more rested in the AM . . . or let’s hope.
Weekly Workouts: 5 (!) weeks until JAX
Yes. I am running again! The ortho gave me the okay so I started with slow ~30 minute jaunts and since that felt okay I attempted a mini-long run today. Verdict: pretty good!? Some knee tightness but no real pain and my back is 90% better as well. (My hand still hurts but I don’t really use that running!).
I am undecided about whether I will attempt to run JAX. My coach thinks I should see how things feel over next few weeks and consider it. I think that probably makes sense. I can’t really plan definitively right now but instead just see how the ramp up feels.
I do think my overall ‘fitness’ took a hit with essentially 3 training weeks compromised and I would probably have to change my race goals, but perhaps it would still be worth the effort. (Josh thinks I am wrong about that . . . so who knows!).
W: Went to ortho; was cleared to do “whatever doesn’t hurt”. 20 min full body strength but used lighter weights than usual (Peloton)
R: First test run- 4 mi @ 10:03/mi. Nothing hurt. Didn’t feel amazing fitness-wise but no significant pain. 10 min barre workout (Peloton).
F: 3.6 mi on hotel treadmill @ average 9:38/mi; restorative yoga on the beach @ BLP Live!
S: 3.6 mi on hotel treadmill @ 9:41/mi
S: 7 mi @ 9:25/mi. Knee with some stiffness but not hurting. I didn’t feel like I was working that hard but HR was 160s approaching almost 180 by the end (part of my concern about lost fitness – and it appears like it was tracking with reasonable accuracy).
5 weeks left but I don’t feel like I can do ‘full’ training next week plus then there’s the need to taper so . . . I guess I will just have to see how things feel. Whatever happens is honestly okay with me as long as I can (safely) run again!
We are doing almost nothing today which is perfect. Going to set up tomorrow’s show notes, rest, and then get the house in some kind of reasonable order . . .
(Oh and also hopefully bake some stuff. I would like another weekend day, please!)