Cutting Myself Some Slack (Army Ten Miler Training)

Well, it’s finally race weekend!

I feel like I slacked off on my training this week, but looking back I think I did pretty well considering all the other things I had to do.

AM dog walk: 1 mile
Neighborhood run: 5 miles (avg page 9:40)

AM dog walk: 1 mile
30 min physical therapy exercises
I had my two month post-discharge check-up and everything is looking good!
More motivation to keep doing those damn planks!

AM dog walk: 1 mile
30 min elliptical
60 min yoga

When I saw that Stephanie was teaching a morning yoga class near my office, I decided to rearrange my schedule so I could go. Between the 5 hours I spent taking my son to doctors’ appointments on Monday, the 5 hours I spent driving him back to college on Tuesday, and the 5-hour round-trip drive I was making to Charlottesville on Thursday and Friday, I figured my body really would appreciate a good yoga session. It was a great class and so much fun to meet Stephanie in person!

AM dog walk: 1 mile
Treadmill tempo run: 5 min w/u, 30 min @ 6.3 mph, 5 min c/d
I planned to run 3 miles as my last run before the ATM, but it still felt like I was slacking since I usually spend 45-50 min on the treadmill.

Friday (Courtyard Marriott, Charlottesville)
It wouldn’t be October without another business trip! This hotel gym was very small, but the equipment it had was top-notch.

I warmed up on the elliptical for 10 minutes.

Then I did my planks and upper body strength routine.

Tomorrow I plan to do one of the programs on my Rodney Yee A.M. Yoga For Your Week DVD–and walk my dog of course!

I started making my race-day list:

Is there anything I’m forgetting?

I plan to wear my new Mizunos, which are exactly the same as my old Mizunos, right down to the color. They felt 100% comfortable during my two runs this week.

Do you think that’s risky?


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5 Responses to Cutting Myself Some Slack (Army Ten Miler Training)

  1. Laura says:

    Enjoy the race – I've heard good things about it. And I love the ten mile distance! I think you're fine with the shoes, especially if they are the exact model you've already used and loved. Most shoes don't really need "broken in" any more. Have a fun weekend!

  2. Chris says:

    Nice job on the training. What type of Mizuno's are running in? I just bought first pair: Wave Inspire 8. I plan doing a shoe review. Like to get your thoughts.


  3. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for coming to the class! It was great meeting you, too, and have fun tomorrow!

  4. Kat says:

    I'm sure you kicked major butt Coco!

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