Goodness, life is busy right now. All good stuff, but definitely making me look forward to visiting my brother, sister-in-law and nephew next week (and having 3 days off from work)!
I had a pretty good week of training, except that strength training got put on the backburner. I think I’m going to move my strength workouts to Sundays and Thursdays. I just never seem to make Monday happen.
Monday: 3.04 mile easy run (36:15, 11:55/mile)
Legs were exhausted and stiff. Even these 3 slow miles were a challenge.
Tuesday: 4 x 800 w/.5 mile warmup and .5 cool down (37:15 total)
Legs felt stiff and tired for the first .5 mile, then they felt better but still not 100%. First mile time was 9:52 including first 800. I did these 800s as fast as I could go – times were roughly 4:45, 4:44, 4:58, 4:24. After every 800, we walked for 2 minutes.
Got smart and wore my compression tights post-run.
Wednesday: Rest, wore compression tights to bed
Thursday: 3.97 mile tempo run (42:53, 10:48/mile)
Legs felt TONS better – still felt a little slow but overall, great run. Didn’t really push it though – acid reflux showed up.
I was tempted to do some yoga or strength training, but really want to start guarding Friday as a rest day for the sake of my long run.
Saturday: 9.09 mile hilly long run (1:42:49, 11:17/mile)
Sunday: 30 minute dog walk, 20 min bike, 20 min strength
It was really windy here yesterday, so not only was I not able to bike outside, my gym lost power so I couldn’t work out there either! So I set my bike back up on the trainer and then did the killer workout below from one of my old Self magazines. Seriously, I can barely lift my arms above my head and my back is ridiculously sore.
Total Running Miles = 19.14
What’s the last workout you did that made you ridiculously sore?