Another week of social isolation down, and another week of still recovering and getting back into running. I’m finding I’m slower than ever before and have to take walking breaks even during short runs because I’m out of breath. BUT, I did another longish run this weekend and that gives me reason to hope that I’m getting better!
Here’s a look at this week’s runs — all done outside, but solo. For my weekday runs, I didn’t see anyone outside at all pretty much. On the weekends, I’ve had to dodge some people but I generally cross the street or run at least 6 feet away so I’m keeping my distance.
Sunday: 3.25 mi
Monday: 4.28 mi – walk/run
Tuesday: 5.01 mi
Wednesday: 4 mi
Friday: 11.02 mi
Saturday: 4.17 mi
Total: 31.73 miles
Easter Sunday I hadn’t planned on going for a run outside. We woke up early with the kids and did an Easter egg hunt and had a ginormous Easter breakfast at our house. But when B gave the kids baths, he suggested I go out for a quick run if I wanted to. Of course I did! So I got in a short run to start off my day and it was GREAT. Some days you just need a good impromptu run!
Since it was a short/quick run, I didn’t get a pic. But here’s a pic from our egg hunt!
I got in my long run for the week – 11 miles! – on Friday morning. It was my first double digit mile run of this training series and I’m glad it’s done with. I had planned on maybe waking up early Friday to see if I could get in a long run. But, then I woke up at 4:30 and couldn’t really go back to sleep, I decided to get out of bed and see if i could get in a full long run for the week. I got in 11 miles and was home just as everyone was waking up. It was a great way to start what was a busy day for work.
I’m so glad I was able to get in my long run this week. My chest pain is FINALLY gone – but I’m still slowly recovering. My running time is about a min/mile slower than last year. I’ve just gotta get used to the fact that it’s going to take me a long time to get to where to I was and where I want to be. But I’m so happy to be able to run again! Fingers crossed that I can still complete my first virtual race- Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon!
Some questions for you:
- How do you make sure you aren’t coming into contact with people when you run?
- Are you wearing a mask while running?