Total Miles Run: 23
Monday: 4 Miles Run
I ran at Seward Park and tried to throw in a few faster miles. I felt blah, but that is pretty standard for my Monday runs.
Wednesday: 6 Miles Run
I checked out a different part of the Grand Ridge Trail, it included a lot of climbing. Mostly I felt great and it was fun to see a new trail.
Elevation of Grand Ridge Trail run.
Thursday: 3 Miles Run and Strength
Simple out and back on a paved trail, nothing fancy. Strength was a quick run through:
*extension/flexion with a weight
*plank with alternating leg abductions
*donkey kicks with exercise band
*squats with bicep curls
Saturday: 10 Miles Run
This was a great run at Cougar! I did the whole thing by myself, which wasn't initially what I would have liked, but I ended up being really glad I had the chance to push through on my own. I felt so good, and finished the run a full minute per mile faster than the last time I did a 10 mile run at Cougar! This even included two very long and steep climbs at the end:
Elevation of Cougar Mountain run.
I am so glad I had a really successful long-ish run after the previous week's 16 miler that was so hard. It really helped boost my confidence going in to this weekend's race!
Sunday: Yoga (sort of)
Trying out a family yoga class with my girls, so while it's still yoga, it's not as "rigorous" as my usual class.