Week 1 of the training plan for the Glass City Marathon has completed! Our group is named The Incredibles (based on cartoon themed names this session), 9:31-10:00 target race pace. We have a big group – 43 so far. I’ve met quite a few, and actually remembered 3 of their names I think. LOL! This year I’m also tracking my walking miles towards the Dave’s Running Mileage Challenge, so I’ll be listing those out too. This week: 25 miles running, 5 miles walking. Total: 44.5 miles for the year.
Mon – 4 miles, easy run. It’s day 1 of the 16 week training plan taking us to the Glass City Marathon. 4 miles are in the bank!
PM workout, HIIT and strength. I gotta say, compared to the Peloton app, Centr really lacks many features. Mostly just trying to find a workout that I like! We ended up doing a HIIT workout with some weights. Not my favorite, but I got time with my son so it’s all good 🙂
Tues – AM, 30 mins elliptical, PT exercises. PM Track Night!! The workout for tonight was a 2 mile time trial to help participants determine what group they should be part of. We also did 1 mile warm up and cool down. Indoor track pacing is tricky because even with my footpod the paces are off. So based on lap time I was running around 8:30-8:40. It felt great to be back at the track!
Weds – Rest day (running). PM strength workout. I got to sleep in a bit before work this morning, and did a workout with my son after work. It was an arms and abs workout.
Thurs – AM 3 miles walking. PM 5 miles running, pace run. I decided to join The Incredibles for a night group run. This run is not an official run for our group so coaches aren’t required to join. The workout was 3 pace miles, with 1 mile warm up and 1 mile cool down. It was a good workout, but I paid for it because I had a hard time sleeping that night with sore hamstrings!
Fri – 4 miles running. I wore our training swag. Nice jacket! Very toasty too. Later we went to the gym. I haven’t been there in a long time. It was nice to be back!
We had a fun family night out – trip to the Toledo Museum of Art and dinner at The Spaghetti Warehouse!
Sat – 8 miles running, “long run”. Our first long run with the group. We had 26 people which was a good turn out! Goal pace for my group was 10:15 and we finished with an average of 10:12. The majority of our group is training for the Glass City half marathon, and 8 miles was the distance for the full training (5 miles for the half). It will be fun getting to know everyone!
We also took a trip to Ikea today. Look at all of the people waiting to get in because they were limiting entrance to the store. Eek!
Sun – 2 miles walking, treadmill. Just getting some more miles and movement!
I had an interesting annual checkup with my doctor this week and mentioned my ongoing hamstring issues (going on year 5 now?). I won’t go into each week, but suffice it to say I haven’t had a pain free run (or day) in a very long time. It’s just too depressing to dwell on it, and I’ve become good about just accepting it, but change is necessary. I really hoped I would be in a better place by now, but I’m not. We discussed that the next step would be to try PRP injections (platelet-rich plasma). Of course PRP is not 100% guaranteed, I’d be willing to give it a try at this point. It comes with a bit of downtime so that will be a thought for later this year. I did talk to a friend this week who had stem cell therapy for his injured hamstrings and so far his recovery has been positive. I don’t think my hamstrings would need stem cell treatment, but it was good to hear a success story. Either way, I’m making arrangements this week to get back into physical therapy and get a written plan because what I’ve been doing hasn’t helped! Time to try something different!
Q: Have you put away the holiday decorations yet?
Nope, I’m still holding out and turning on our outdoor lights!
Q: Have you ever had steroid shots or RPR injections? Did they work for you?