Cayenne’s Training Log – 3.19.17

Marathon Training Week 11

The weather this week did not motivate me to run.

Monday: Off

I took the day off since I had driving and my calf was sore. I was grumpy at work because I did not run!

Tuesday: Run

5 treadmill miles (9:45 pace)

light arms, abs

I was still taking it easy, trying to maintain some fitness without an injury break out.

Wednesday: Run

Since winter decided to hit mid-March, I ran on the indoor track, and then later on the treadmill.

4 miles (7:40 pace)

6 miles later on the treadmill (9:30 pace)

push ups, planks

Thursday: Speed

3 mile warm up (8:16), 7 X 400 hill repeat (6:30ish pace on average), 2.5 mile cool down (8:04)

push ups, planks

This was a good alternative to the track, however my legs (esp calf) were sore on the cool down.

Friday: Strength

light arms and abs

1 hour treadmill walk. This did not bother my calf and it was good to keep moving. I multi-tasked and listened to/studied music I am working on. It was good because I cannot read anything when I am running! I did not run so I could give my my calf a rest.

 Saturday: Run

8 miles (8:08)

I took it easy. I had no pain this time.

Sunday: Long Steady Run

16 miles (7:48 average)

This was a steady solo run. I cut back my long run to feel out my calf. Again, I had no pain.

push ups, planks

Total miles: 48

I had planned on using next week as a drop back week but decided to do it this week instead.  The weather was very depressing-snow, wind, rain, etc. I did not feel like running a lot in the elements or on the treadmill. I also had a stressful concert. But the biggest reason I dropped back was because of some lingering calf pain. I definitely do not want to play around with the injury I had years ago-it was a bad one. I stretched, rolled, iced and took my weird supplements and creams. Maybe something worked. It seemed completely healed up over the weekend so I will resume my normal training next week as long as I am pain-free.

I am a dedicated runner and classical musician. I am currently chasing a sub-3 hour marathon (3:00:38 PR). I often feel like the underdog going up against "serious" runners-I took up running after college, I do not have a typical "runner's body type", and I am mostly self-coached. I travel a lot to perform with different orchestras and run when I can, where I can. I love to (over) eat and that is my number one motivation for running! Follow me as I chase my goals!

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