Cayenne’s Training Log 5.7.17

Post-Marathon Recovery Week 2

I did not run much, but I did watch this inspiring sub 2 hour marathon attempt!

Monday: Run 

5 miles (7:57)

arms, abs, legs

Tuesday: X Train

1 hour elliptical

30 min bike

My whole body was sore from doing heavy strength work the day before.

Wednesday: Run

6 miles (7:50)

Thursday: Off

Friday: Run

3 miles (8:00)

push ups, planks

Saturday: Run

5 miles (7:29)

Sunday: Off

Total miles: 19

I was good with minimal mileage and two days off this week. My driving/rehearsal/concert schedule was crazy and it would have been hard to get much more in. I knew May would be insane so this is a good time to cut back on exercise.

I feel recovered except from some lingering hamstring pain. During my marathon, I pushed beyond the “healthy” pain point, which I do not do in training. I know I did some damage. I also aggravated it by overdoing leg exercises on Monday and driving about four hours a day. I will try to strengthen more gradually and continue the usual potential injury maintenance regimen.

We are all just are all just one stupid injury away from behind sidelined … I try to keep ALL of my rotating injuries in check, hamstring/piriformis/sciatica/IT band, calf, ankle, plantar….prehab is the key!

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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