It’s been a while since I’ve done a weekly workout recap, so I thought it was time.
Training for: Nothing yet!
Miles run last week: 13.1
Fri & Sat – Back at the end of 2017, we took a short ski trip. 2 days of skiing fun! We had a good time, as always. My PT Alisha was surprised when I told her that skiing doesn’t bother my hamstrings.
Sunday – Did a workout with my daughter which involved “wall sits” and calf raises. Holy moly, it has been a long time since I’ve done any leg exercises that didn’t involve my glutes or hamstring PT exercises. So very hard!!
Monday – I started out 2018 with the Hangover Classic 5K. My whole family was signed up for it, but we were in the middle of the very cold spell and no one else could muster up the motivation to get outside and run. Since I already paid for it, and my friends were there, I decided to run. I was going to run “slow” but then ended up running with a friend who was keeping the pace up. It didn’t feel fast at first, but half way through I had to tell her just to “go on”, and she did. About mile 2 I was feeling the pain and thought maybe running fast (by accident!) was not a wise decision, but what am I going to do – I’m not stopping to walk the last mile in! 5K splits: 8:36, 8:47, 8:56 Note, these are not as fast as I used to run, but are certainly decently challenging for the new “recovering me”.
See all of the bright blue caps in the picture? Those are the “swag” hats for the Dave’s MIT program!
Tuesday – UGGGGGHHHH! Was so freaking sore all over. Felt like I got hit by a truck. Jacked up. Enough said. Apparently skiing really does affect me. Or weight training. Or running fast. Or everything on earth I guess.
Wednesday – Still sore. Have decided to throw out my “running a 50 miler in early summer” plan because I’m not strong enough to endure that. Wondering if I should just give up running at this time. Another sad day Alisha reminded me that recovery should involve a consistent amount of load on the hamstrings, so quitting probably won’t help matters.
Thursday – Still resting, but having faith in Alisha. Will give running another try.
Friday – Feeling a bit better. Ran 3 miles on the treadmill. Stiff and tight to start out, feeling better by end. Nothing stellar, but hey, I got to run!
Saturday – Rest day (I try to run every other day)
Sunday – Met with the Dave’s MIT (Marathon In Training) group and subbed as a coach (because coach Rich was running the Disney marathon! Read his blog too). Our run was postponed from Saturday due to the low temps. This was the 2:07 (finish time) pace group for the half marathon, so we ran 10:45 pace. I ran 5 miles with the group, and another 2 miles on my own. Once again, nothing stellar, and it sure didn’t feel any easier running slow after a few miles, but I was thrilled to get it done, so I treated myself to a Starbucks afterwards.
Another exciting part about Sunday’s run? I got out there in the cold temps! I certainly don’t mind running on the treadmill, so getting outside in the winter is an accomplishment for me. AND, as I type this, I *don’t* feel like I got hit by a truck again. Small victories!!!
So there you have it – I ran a half marathon (in miles) this week! When I looked at my total mileage this past week I was pretty shocked it was so low. BUT, I’m not training for anything, and I did have the suckiest week that I’ve had in a long time, so that’s what I get! Here’s looking for some improvement in the upcoming days.
Q: What’s up with you – anyone on a spring marathon training plan now?
Q: Any Southerners get hit with some of that snow recently??
Q: Do you devote an entire workout day to “legs”?
Not me. Seems like everything involves stretching my hamstrings in unfriendly ways, so I avoid it! Hopefully some day I’ll be able to do a leg day.