This will be my last training log with “postpartum” written into it, because I feel like I’m on the road to normal. I’ve settled into a new running routine with 3 kids/an infant. The biggest challenge has been letting go of daily/weekly mileage goals, and maximizing what I can do on those “off” days when I have to find a way to run with all 3 at home. Trying to embrace quality vs. quantity, and while I think it will pay off, won’t really know until I get back to racing!
For this 6 week training block, I actually met almost all of my running goals:
Fit in several long runs (90 minutes)
Increased my average (normal) run time (when either by myself or just with baby) to an hour
Started workouts- nothing major, just working on turnover, completely unmeasured and totally by feel
Added drills to one of my shorter runs once a week
The biggest accomplishment was doing some sort of strength or core work almost every. single. day. I put my Bosu balance trainer and set of 5 lb hand weights next to my washing machine. Since I usually visit it at least once a day, I step on that thing and get in a quick set of strength work after putting in a load of laundry, and often when coming back to take it out. I also made a rule that if I’m going to sit down and eat a bowl of ice cream and watch tv after finally getting everyone to bed, I at least have to do planks first. So far it’s working and I’ve stuck with it, since I do love ice cream!
My biggest fail is focusing specifically on fixing my DR/getting to a physical therapist about this. Maybe when it gets warm and I want to start running shirtless, I will finally be motivated to do this!
Sunday: 32 minutes Weymouth Woods Trail
Monday: 60 minutes with 12 x 1 minute fast, 1 minute recovery
Tuesday: 60 minutes with single stroller
Wednesday: 1 mile- run to/from the park w/ my 4 y/o, pushing double stroller. 30+ minutes drills/strength work at the park.
Thursday: 90 minutes on a hilly route with the single stroller
Friday: 4 miles on the treadmill, sub 8 minute pace
Saturday: 60 minutes Weymouth Woods Trail