1 Week to Oakland Half Marathon!!
Grand Total: 12.6 miles (all easy)
Not much more to say about this week that hasn't already been covered here and here. As hard as it is to play it safe when things are off, I'm really glad in retrospect that I took the rest days that I did and that everything seems to be on the up-and-up now.
Wednesday: 6.3 easy + karate + strength work work.
Sunday: 6.3 easy. I'd decided that if I woke up pain-free on Sunday morning I would take another easy test run just to see how things were feeling and how they held up under a few easy miles. I set out completely prepared to turn around after a mile if I felt anything beyond the slightest discomfort. After two miles everything still felt a-okay, so I decided to go all the way out to the turn-around for my usual six-mile out-and-back loop. And woo-hoo!! I got all the way back home with nothing beyond a little twinge in my left ankle.
I'm still planning to play it safe at Oakland and just try to have a solid race rather than going balls-out, but I am SOOOO relieved to have had a good, solid run with a week still left to go before the race. I will probably also still try to take it easier this week than the schedule originally called for, with mostly easy miles and maybe just a few pickups here & there. All I really care about is having a good, solid race and finishing healthy. :)