With just one week into my plan, I’m having a bit of concern. The best way to describe it is having a Forrest Gump moment. You’ve seen that part of the movie where Forrest has leg braces on, and starts running, and as he’s running the braces are falling off and he’s getting faster?? Well, my Forrest moment is quite the opposite! The more I run, the more I feel my issues getting right back to where they were and it feels like I have clamps (hamstring tightness) slowing me down!! Uggggh.
But I’m not yet ready to give up hope only one week into my plan, so here’s what went down this past week:
Mon: First day of training! Started with a 5 miler in the AM that went pretty good.
Ended my day with a long bike ride to get ice cream with the family. We actually had too much ice cream! Could have shared them. 13.1 miles. Probably wasn’t the best idea for my hammies, but I couldn’t resist biking with the kids. A great reward for all of those miles!
Eat all the ice cream!!
Tue: XT day. Walked 2.6 miles before work.
Wed: 4 mile run. Hammies were sore by the end of this run, but my stomach was far worse feeling before the run. GI issues are usually not my thing, but they kept me close to home today for fear of the worst!
Thurs: 2 miles. Supposed to be a rest day, but had my last Daybreak Divas run with Sydney… except the run was canceled due to some rain, and we were still up and dressed pre-dawn, so we ran a few miles (2!) and went for a treat. I will miss my early donut runs with Sydney during the school year!!
Fri: 45 mins of cross training on the AMT machine. It’s a lot like the ARC trainer I think, but it’s a Precor brand, not Cybex. Adaptive Motion Training. I have a heck of time getting into a rhythm with it (feet moving up and down, not back and forth), but once I got it going, it was a sweat fest!!
Sat: 7 miles at the park. No time expectations so I that was enjoyable. Sadly, my hammies weren’t having the best day and I was glad to be done at 7 miles. (Cue the sounds of impending doom in my training plan). *sidenote: I like to look at the pictures of myself running to see how my form is. I try SUPER hard to make everything look right when I run past, but yet I still see myself heel striking and like this, wonky arm swing. You should try it too sometime to check out your form!
Sun: Rest day!! Well actually I went on a tennis date with Zachary so I did a little bit of active fun stuff. I wish we played a little better, but we are having fun learning together!
PS, I’m digging how my new Athleta skirt can be used for walking, running, and now tennis!! Love those kind of functional items
Weekly mileage: 18.1 running (whoo!) Sure doesn’t seem like much, but oh well.
This recap I’m linking up with Courtney over at Eat Pray Run DC. You’ll find more recaps of people who are having way better training weeks than me, so that will be a nice change of pace for your reading pleasure
Q: Have you ever used a Precor AMT, or ARC trainer? Do you find them awkward??
Q: Do you like the movie Forrest Gump?
A classic, right?
Q: Do you often have GI issues with running?
Usually only happens if I run in the evening, not morning.