I ditched the training schedule this week. I was hoping that an easy, low-mileage week would help me get back to feeling normal.
3 mile trail run at Walnut Creek.
By naked, I mean without my Garmin.
4.17 miles at Monticello
I had to break out the headlamp this morning. It was dark!
One rabbit and two bullfrogs crossed my path while I was running.
Here’s something you probably didn’t know about me: one of my very first jobs was teaching swimming lessons to frogs (and a few toads, but they didn’t seem to enjoy it as much). I was seven and I didn’t get paid, but all those frogs you see swimming around so gracefully? That was me.
I also coached an imaginary girl’s high school track team from the back-back of my mom’s car. I had them follow behind us wherever we went. Those girls ran far! They could run all the way to Wareham and back. That was 10, maybe 15 miles.
In hindsight, I think it must have been a cross-country team, but I’m pretty sure I’d never heard of cross-country at the time. My girls didn’t just run far. They ran fast! It was before they built the interstate, but I’ll bet mom got that station wagon up to 40 miles an hour.
Can YOU run that fast?
Give me some frogs or an imaginary track team and I am one kick-ass coach.
2.72 miles around Price Lake (off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, NC)
This was my favorite place to run when I lived in Boone. It’s still pretty special. I thoroughly enjoyed this short run.
8 miles on Ridge Road.
Unfortunately, the weather didn’t help my pace much.
I’m afraid that after a week of drastically reduced mileage and nothing but easy runs, I’m still not feeling any better.