Last week was a cut back week, which is exactly what I needed. I was dealing with an infected knee.
And I developed some fever and chills at the end of the week. I didn't feel well enough to squeeze in a 4th run, so I didn't. And I don't regret it. What I do regret is sleeping through the Olympics Thursday night. I was pretty upset the next day.
By Saturday morning though, I was extremely tired, but ready to tackle 10 miles for breakfast. I was mainly excited because our route took us down Summer Streets. I ran through it all last year, so I was really looking forward to it.
This 10 mile run was what I needed after last week's disaster . I had so much fun (I know that sounds psychotic to some of you), and didn't even need any music for the 10+ miles. Not having music is pretty rare for me, so you know I must have been having fun.
This week, I'm heading into an all time mileage high for me. Coach Cane e-mailed us on Sunday with an opening line of, "No more Mr. Nice Coach." Fantastic. I'm already counting down the days till another cut back week.
Time for me to get some cross training in, in the form of packing boxes. Yay.
And if you're interested, this Saturday is the last day of Summer Streets . Park Avenue, from 72nd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge, will be closed for runners, walkers, and bikers. And there's tons of fun stuff to do on the 7 mile course. Check it out, and make NYC your gym!