Training Tues – 4/11/17 GCM edition

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Brace yourself, this is not a happy week recap!

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Ambassador 2017

Weekly Stats:

  • Training for:  Owens Corning Half marathon @ the Glass City Marathon
  • Days of running: 4
  • Miles run: 18.1
  • Gym visits: 0

Before I get into the sadness, I’ll show you one of the cool banners they have on the Mercy Health Glass City marathon course!   So cool!!  It’s almost race day!

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Ok, let’s get to it.

Monday

5 miles – morning treadmill time.  The miles were OK, and I was happy to be watching some TV!  I also had a PT visit on Monday and I was freaking exhausted and sore (good, hard workout kind of sore) by the time I left.  Yikes!!  I was hoping he was just going to give me some bionic legs, but apparently that is not an option.  The exercises seemed to focus more on quads at this appointment and I could feel them working hard!

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Tuesday

3 easy miles.  More treadmill running.  Sore quads.  Surprised that I could actually run after yesterday, but I was glad I did it.

Wednesday

1.6 very easy miles.  I ended up running with the beginner group at training, so this was much slower than my easy miles.  This run/walk group ran 25 mins without stopping.  They are runners!!

Thursday

0 miles.  Feeling sore.

Friday

0 miles.  Busy day… we bought a new camper!  But still, it was a rest day due to long run scheduled for Saturday.  This is an odd panoramic picture of the inside of the camper, but you get the idea…

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Saturday

8.5 miles – I ran a four miles with the training group and had planned on getting 6 more miles in.  However, due to time constraints I had to stop, BUT, that was actually a blessing because I don’t think I could have made more than the 4.5 miles I went :(  :(   My glutes and hamstrings were barking at me and I was done.  In fact, I decided I was done for awhile.  I’m really hoping some days off will help because I really want to run for fun on our trip to Boston this weekend, and want to enjoy the Owens Corning half.  Enough is enough.  I was sad.  I bought a big Starbucks to cheer myself up.

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Sunday

0 miles.  Yep, another 0 miles day.  Do you see a trend here?  Oh, and my PT exercises are making my quads so sore I can’t walk down stairs without cringing.  Crap.

Well, that wraps up my weekly workouts!  I gotta say, it’s been a pretty disappointing week.  I want to get out there for a happy little run, but it’s been far too long since I’ve said “that was a great run”.  So yeah, time to back off.  A lot.

You can find my other Training Tuesday recaps here!  Linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC again this week.  (there are a lot of fun blogs linked there in case you are looking for blogs to ready of people whose training isn’t sucking!!)

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Q:  I can’t even think of any questions. :( Feel free to leave any words of encouragement that running will eventually be painfree :(

17 Comments

  1. Oh man. Does your PT have an estimate for how long it may take until you’re back to feeling like yourself? I know this process must be super frustrating for you. At least you have a few trips and the new camper to keep you occupied! My parents had a camper when I was younger and I have a lot of fond memories in it. My favorites were when we just went to Fort Wilderness in Disney lol. All the fun of camping with the convenience of Disney (no bugs, lots of bunnies haha)!
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    • Seriously – Fort Wilderness was my favorite camping place too!! As you can imagine, it was quite a haul from Michigan (where I grew up), but totally worth it. That places rocks! Especially getting to use the pools and water slides. Dream camping!
      I now realize the super sore hammies are from the new PT exercises. I need to get back in to see my PT for guidance. No idea in timeline.

  2. Oh man, I’m sorry about your pain. Hopefully you’ll be running pain free soon. How exciting about the new camper. It looks awesome!!

  3. Drew Pearce

    Don’t know that I have any words of encouragement but I certainly feel your pain and frustration. I was slogging through my last 20 miler on Saturday before tapering for the Mt. Charleston Marathon when my right calf decided it had had enough. Seized so tight I could barely walk back to the car. Got in to see PT on Monday morning and he said no tear but definitely strained. DUH! No running this week and go back on Thursday. May have to drop back to the half or drop out entirely. So much for that BQ attempt. I think I am more pissed that I might miss the Boston 5K than my marathon. Have a good trip to Boston and I hope Alan has a great race. I will be passing out Gatorade at the Finish Line!

    • Oh nooooo!!! Your situation is far worse than mine. I’ll get through my race, but it might not be pleasant. That sucks about your injury!! Hopefully with some babying it will cooperate enough for your marathon, and yeah, that is a huge disappointment on missing the 5K :( Will you be going to Beerworks on Saturday?

      • Drew Pearce

        I have friends flying in on Saturday afternoon and we may show up there after dinner. I am considering just walking the 5K. Not sure it is worth it and might be more depressing than just skipping it altogether. Wait and see what PT says on Thursday.

  4. Alan Willford

    I’d like to feel sorry for you and lack of running, but I’m too busy feeling sorry for myself for not running! ha

    • This blog is all about me. Haha! I know, in the scheme of things, it’s no big deal. I wish your running was where you’d like it to be too. We’ll still be your biggest fans at Boston, no matter what happens!!! :)

  5. oh noooooooo!!!! :(
    Quite the bummer!!!!! Do you foam roll? I was having hamstring issues and this has helped!!! I do hope you are back to running soon!!!!

    Anddddd…… WHOA! What a camper!!!!!! Man, I think that is larger than my apartment in college!!!!!! AWESOME!

    • I do foam roll occasionally. It’s quite uncomfortable, but afterwards it does feel a bit better. But I don’t think it helps that much. Ice makes it feel better… but sitting around on ice packs all day at work isn’t ideal :)
      The new camper is pretty awesome! I can’t wait to take a camping trip!!

    • Too painful to do it effectively. Pain when I get about an hour of running, and then pain afterwards which makes me think I shouldn’t be running! I will have an in depth talk with my PT this week about it. Frustrating!

  6. Oh no Lisa:( I really hope you can get over that pain really soon. When it comes to disappointing weeks of training, I’ve been there. We just have to remember ourselves to be patient. Running is a sport of patience, or at least that’s what my Dad always tells me.

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