Garlic’s Vacation Training Log 7.6.14

This week was a rest week, planned to coincide with our family vacation to San Diego, CA.  We had a great time, but unfortunately about 2 minutes into my run on the first day we were there I wiped out on asphalt after tripping over a speed bump (I guess I was too busy looking around at the beautiful scenery to notice the bump in the road!) and sustained trauma to my right chest, elbow and knee.  Everything felt bruised and banged up for a couple of days, but while the elbow and knee have been feeling gradually better, the chest is still really bothering me and by today I was having significant pain with deep breathing, reaching for anything with my right arm, and doing anything involving rotational movement.  And while I have been able to run all week, today I had to cut things short and admit I may need to take a little time to rest and should probably get checked out, which is on the to do list for this week.  So frustrating to suffer an injury that has absolutely nothing to do with training and everything to do with being a klutz!

Monday: Travel day to San Diego.  An easy swim when we got to the resort.

Tuesday: Easy run.  Warm-up: 10 minutes easy, with annoying fall 2 minutes in.  2*buttkicks, heel kicks.  Workout: 20 min easy.  Had strength circuit planned but was a little too banged up to do it so just stretched as a cool-down.

Wednesday: Easy run.  Warm-up: 10 minutes easy.  2*buttkicks, heel kicks, high knees, carioca, high skip, long skip.  4*strides.  Workout: 23 min easy, 4*10 sec hill sprints.  Cool-down: 6 min easy jog, general strength/mobility circuit slightly modified to accommodate my injuries.

Thursday: Tempo run.  Outside: Warm-up: 10 min easy, 2*buttkicks, heel kicks, a-skips, carioca.  4*strides.  8 min easy.  Workout: (on treadmill, as outside terrain was extremely hilly) 12 min easy, 10 min moderate (7:30 pace on treadmill), 8 min easy.  Cooldown: 3*strength circuit: goblet squats, chop and lift with kettle bell, single-legged deadlifts with kettle bell.  I haven’t been keeping track of my pace for anything recently, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that a 7:30 pace was pretty easy for me to maintain, even in my banged-up state.

Friday: Easy run of unknown duration/distance with my childhood friend who lives in San Diego.  Chatted the whole way and the miles flew by.

Saturday: Travel day.

Sunday: Sore easy run.  Warm-up: 10 min easy, attempted to do some drills but it was too painful.  Workout: 20 min easy, didn’t feel so great.  Cooldown: planned general strength/mobility circuit too painful, so just stretched.  🙁



Mom of three kiddos and a black lab, running enthusiast, sports-med-doctor-in-training. I love the science and sport of running and all things related.

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