MCM Training – Week 9 (Ain’t gonna happen)

So my little jaunt on the dreadmill was a stupid thing to do. Didn’t I just say I was going to play it smart???? Well, I thought I was, but guess I wasn’t. I did the following routine yesterday morning:

  • Walked .25 mile at 20 minute pace
  • Jogged .75 mile at 15 minute pace
  • Walked .25 mile at 20 minute pace

Honestly, it felt pretty good, but later in the day I had that annoying nagging tight tug bruised feeling. I think have a pretty high tolerance for pain to begin with which doesn’t help, so I just keep pushing. Well, my calf feels like it did on Monday…damn….one step forward, two steps back.

So, I’m out for Week 9. No long run <sniff>, no recovery run <sob>, no track <sniff, sniff>, No tempo run <sigh>. Instead, I’ll hit the weights (upper body/core only) and the recumbent bike, and hopefully squeeze in yoga classes if I can find some that fit my schedule.

For week 9, I will sit on the bleachers and watch my fellow runners train. This week, I will rest.

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”  ~Ovid

“Rest and be thankful.” ~William Wordsworth

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~J. Lubbock

“What is without periods of rest will not endure.” ~ Ovid


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