Due to my desperations, I'm actually going to listen to him even though he has no real credentials whatsoever. But he has two things working for him: 1) his PRs (1:29 half, 3:20 full), and 2) the more important thing -- he knows me and my general capabilities. He probably knows what I can do more than I do, which is how I get myself into these sorts of messes in the first place.
Other note: My bunion (yes, I just admitted once again to the world that I have this issue) has been hurting more over the past year or so and sometimes is really a nag. I try not to let it affect my running, but sometimes it causes me to shift my form. Hoping it doesn't get worse... I'm only 25! I really am not built for this sport...
This Week's Workouts:
Sunday - rest
Much-needed since I had worked out 6 days in a row!
Monday - 4 mi @6-6.5, 20 min s.bike @3.5, 25 min stretch/abs/weights, 20 min hip-opener yoga
Okay, this run was exceedingly hard because I was sooo tired this morning and ran during the 5 AM hour. Ailments included: side-stitch, slight hamstring twinges, and no bursting energy or breath. Yes, I've been getting some side-stitches, lately, which is horribly embarrassing because I feel like it's a newbie thing.
Tuesday - 4 mi @6.3-6.5, 20 min s.bike @3.5, 20 min stretch/abs/mat work, 20 min forward bends yoga
This run went a lot better... still pathetic, but better. I was feeling sluggish like yesterday, but then I tilted my head and suddenly felt a rush of blood or something just shake a bunch of cobwebs out of my body. It made something that seemed impossible now possible.
Wednesday - 4.3 mi @6.5, 15 min pilates (kinda)
Running late, so the workout was short. Best run I've had in a long time, as I was able to reach 4 miles well before my 40 minutes were up. It gives me some hope that I will one day be back to normal.
Thursday - 4 mi @3.6-6.5, 20 min elliptical w/arms @6r, 20 min stretch/weights, 20 min backbends yoga
Wasn't feeling it this morning and had to talk some walk breaks. I can tell that I'm recovering, but again, this is taking patience.
Friday - 50 min FitMoves class; 30 min s.bike @4.0r, stretching
Saturday - 4 mi @6.5 - outdoors
Weekly Mileage: 20.3