I ran the Xterra 10K last weekend (race report coming!) and, without doing any specific hill training or trail running in the weeks prior, my legs paid for it last week. Sunday they weren't too bad, but DOMS always hits me worse on Day 2 post-race, so Monday I was in some serious hurt. I was supposed to get 10 miles that weekend for my long run but I figured the exertion required of the off-road race would equal a 10-mile LSD, so I called it even. And post-race I felt that it took WAY more out of me than the 1/2 marathon a month earlier (my race pics show it, too, but that's another story).
Last weeks mileage:
- Monday - Swam 1500yds - thought it would help. It did, sorta.
- Tuesday 30 minutes easy spin on trainer
- Wednesday - Rest
- Thursday - Rest
- Friday - 3 miles
- Saturday - 5 miles
- Sunday - 3 miles
- Monday - 7 miles
I've bumped my morning alarm from 4:45 to 4:30 to try and get on a little earlier schedule so I can fit in the longer runs on Thursdays. So far, so good.
I have a 12-mile run this Sunday ON THE ROAD for once, and with a new running partner. I'm a little anxious about it, but looking forward to spending time outside and with someone to chat with on these long days. We are both training for the same marathon, so our training schedules and mileage are pretty close. She's a faster runner than me, but her long runs are at 10mm so I can hang with that.