Why Ben Franklin? Because I was early to bed last night (although not so early to rise). I was in bed reading at 7:30pm, asleep by 8:30pm, and I didn't get up until almost 6:20am. After more than two straight weeks of getting less than 8 hours of sleep every night (and no naps), I had some serious sleep debt to pay, and it felt so so so good to sleep in. Part of the reason I got to sleep in is not so good, though. My right shin was really bothering me yesterday/last night, and I made an executive decision not to run today. It's probably just tight, and seems to benefit from Advil, stretching, and icing, but I thought at this point my normal Sunday easy 5 miler would probably do more harm than good. So instead I'm planning to hit the gym with D today. I'll re-evaluate the shin situation tomorrow and either run or elliptical depending on how it goes.
Week in review:
U- 5mi easy in 47:17 (9:28 pace), yoga
M- 8.5 mi with 3 hill repeats in 1:18:45 (9:16 pace)
T- Strength training
W- 8mi tempo in 1:12:11 (9:02 pace).