Tuesday: 3 miles @ 10:17 pace, 0.5 miles in VFF; Made it a point to run the hill by Fort Mason/Aquatic Park. Figured that was my Big Sur training for the week. I also took the Vibram shoes out for a quick spin and was happy that even though I haven't been too consistent with them, I had no post-run pain. I should share that Boyfriend loves running in his VFF's and even did the Sunday 6 miler in them. I still don't foresee myself running much more than a mile in them as more of a cross-training exercise.
Thursday: 6 miles, including 4 miles @ 8:58 pace; The last few weeks my tempo runs have been pretty easy. Today's run was pretty tough. I fought really hard to keep up the pace for 4 miles.
Friday: 3 mile @ 9:52 pace
This whole week my legs have felt really heavy. The taper week before Austin and Napa I had a real spring to my step and pent up energy to burn. I don't quite feel that way this time. That's okay, because I am planning on carrying my camera at the LA Marathon this week to take photos & have some fun. I want to run pretty conservatively given 1) My lack of legs this week, 2) The heat factor in southern California and 3) I'm running Oakland seven days later.
I have also been knitting up a storm this week. I recently learned that I will be in town this Sunday in the LA area for a friend's baby shower. So in the last four days I knit up a baby blanket and hat for her little bun in the oven. I am still a newbie knitter and I love how I pick up a new skill with each project.