I’m not a medical professional or a journalist and I know we’re all overwhelmed with the amount of COVID info we see daily, so I’m going to try to keep that to a minimum here. Just one thing I am going to complain about first: a lot of people here seem to think going for a hike automatically means social distancing. People, there are a hundred cars parked at that trailhead, you are NOT DISTANT.
Last week was my spring break and I was looking forward to more trail running, but for the reason above it turned out to be less. I am making do with more roads for now though.
3/9 – 3/15
Planned: 32 miles with 13 mile long run, 2 strength workouts, 2 yoga sessions
Actual: 31.1 miles with 11.5 mile long run, 1 strength workout, 1 yoga session
This was my first pavement long run – I started from my house – in probably over a year. My hips start feeling wonky after around 10 miles of pavement, so I cut the long run a bit short. Otherwise a decent week.
3/16 – 3/22
Planned: 34 miles with 11 mile long run, 2 strength workouts, 1 yoga session
Actual: 34 miles with 10 mile long run, 2 strength workouts, 1 yoga session
I made the most of spring break running despite my limited trail options – this was the first week of my training plan that I actually got to my goal mileage. I took Kara out to a trail for a short run (this trail is 10-12 ft wide, good for distancing).
My long run ended up shorter than planned due to midweek runs being longer than planned, which was fine by me.
This upcoming week is a recovery week. My legs definitely need it, so since I won’t be able to do as much running to destress, maybe I’ll finally do more yoga?