Cayenne’s Training Log 6.11.17

Monday: Fun run

3ish miles (9-10 min pace)

I watched a cross country race that some of my friends were running in.  I did not feel up to racing after a rough running weekend, but I did a warm up and cool down with them, about 3 miles total.  I’ll tell ya-grass running is tough!

push ups, planks

Tuesday: Speed

2 mile warm up, 10 X 100 (18, then all 17’s), 2 mile cool down

I rarely do 100’s but I wanted to get my fast twitch muscle fiber activated. Notice that fiber is singular, because I figure I have one of them at most.

p.m. easy 3 miles

arms, abs, legs

Wednesday: Run

3 miles (8:19)

This was a good run with the bf and daughter.

Thursday: Run??

2ish miles (8:30ish)

I ran a mile and had to stop because of a bad side stitch under my right rib.  I went out at an 8:15 pace, so it is not like it was too fast for my fitness level.  I stopped and stretched.  I jogged back only because I had to get back somehow.  The stitch did not go away so I quit.  I rarely get side stitches, but when I do, it seems to be diet-related.  That morning I ate breakfast out-it was delicious, but the peanut butter sauce on the pancakes must not have agreed with me.  I have only ever had side stitches after eating out.  It was about six hours between when I last ate and when I ran, but that sauce must have stuck to my ribs-literally.

Friday: Run

7 miles (8:16)

I tried to run easy but felt pretty blah-my easy pace seems slower than it should be right now.

Saturday: Four Leaf Clover Run 4 mile race

2 miles warm up, 4 mile race (26:07), 1 mile cool down

This was a fun race, although extremely hilly through Glendale Cemetery in Akron.  I ran it last year and I knew that it was not a race to be run for time.  For example, miles 3 and 4 were 7:06 (LONG climb) and 5:59 (downhill into the stadium).  All though my time was not fast, it actually looked better than it was because I had the course a hair short.  I also tried to run every tangent possible through the winding cemetery.  It was for a great cause-raising money for cancer patients.  I was happy to get a great workout in and to help a good cause, and also to walk away with first female and get some sweet prizes.

light arms and abs

Sunday: Long Run

14 miles (8:01)

I went earlier this week and also ran on a flat towpath-it was much needed after the hill run the previous day.  Mentally I needed to complete this long run after last week’s confidence crushing run-turned-walk.  It is going to be a hot summer-I need to get used to getting up early if I want to run long.

push ups, planks

Total Miles: 44

This was not a high mileage week but I did get in a quicker speed workout.  My body still did not feel great this week but hopefully things will improve soon.

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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  1. I get bad side stiches also which I can never explain but my best guess is also diet related. Seems to happen when I eat sugary foods within an hour of a run. Sucks because they will only go away if I literally stop what Im doing. great job on your race.