Barley’s Return to Running Log 8/1-8/7

Another week down in the road back to running. Overall it was a good week, and almost 50 miles of running which is definitely a step from where I was a few weeks ago. I wasn’t as good about my strength training this week- being consistent about that can be kind of hard for me for some reason. I need to keep reminding myself that even 10 minutes makes a difference. I need to practice what I preach, damnit. BUT I won’t beat myself up too much, again it was still a pretty good week-and ended with a “race-workout” to bust off the rust a bit. I think after this week, I should probably stop labeling my logs return to running- I think at this point, it’s just running.

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Monday: Rest Day!

Tuesday: 8 mile evening run

Wednesday: 9 treadmill miles at the gym after work with 12 x 1 minute intervals (2 min recovery) mixed in. Then went to chiropractor for some more tuning up afterwards- we’ve made a lot of good progress so far! Later in the evening I did 25 minutes of at home strength while watching TV with Brian.

Thursday: 7 mile HOT afternoon run (my own fault for not running in the morning)

Friday: 9 mile early morning run before a busy day, nothing crazy just time on feet. Saw Chiropractor in the afternoon as well.

Saturday: Sauerkraut 20k (as a workout) 1:30:16. It was a much needed chance to push myself a little and rip off the bandaid to pin another bib on. Total of about 14 miles for the day, and a race win.

Sunday: Rest Day! This wasn’t a planned rest day but I was admittedly exhausted. Saturday was the race/workout (longest run in months), then time with Brian before heading to work for the evening. This left me sleeping in Sunday before working for a few hours on my feet and then playing hostess to his parents for dinner. Life and rest took priority over running, and I think it was the best choice.

Weekly Total Running Miles: 47.1 miles

Cross Training: None

Strength/Fitness Totals: 1 session (25 minutes)

Beers Drank: None (I did have some wine though).

A new mom and Upstate, NY resident who loves the marathon, a good beer, and all of the numbers/nerdy things. I write about my journey to a sub-3:00 marathon, training tweaks for improvement, and finding that "running/life balance" unicorn. On tap Next: Maneuvering through motherhood and postpartum running!

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