Thankfully I was pretty swamped with work this week so I wasn’t able to run too much – which probably wasn’t a terrible thing. For anyone who was wondering, life as a PhD student doesn’t really calm down much over the summer months. Currently I am teaching a five week intensive (Mon-Fri) course, working on my research, conducting neuropsyc evals two days a week, and a hodge podge of other things. This did mean that strength/PT exercises kind of took a back seat this week BUT I’ve been sleeping like a baby.
I ran a little more than last week and experienced some shin pain on Thursday which was a little concerning but it seems to have corrected itself. My easy train (relaxed runs on grass and trails) continues!
Monday: (am) 50min easy training run with 4x30sec strides on the grass + 0.5mi jog home.
(pm) 35min easy pool run & abs.
Tuesday: (am) 30mins easy on grass
(pm) 0.5mi swim with friend before dinner
Wednesday: (am) 60mins. It started off nice and relaxed as I am not ready to turn over yet. Somehow ended up running a 6:45 last mile … perhaps I can’t be trusted to ‘run by feel?!’ Certainly have lost some strength with basically three months of non-running … I can’t really be upset about this.
Thursday: Hmmm … Shin pain. At first I wondering what could have caused this, now as I sit here writing this up I feel like a dumbass.
Abs, hip strength, upper body strength
Friday:(am) Easy 40mins
Saturday: OFF. Day trip to visit our puppy grandbabies. Yes, that is a thing and I’m obsessed.
Sunday: Impromptu local 5K + warmup/cooldown. Initially I had bargained that I would not run faster than 7:30pace but I’m a terrible liar and ran 19:47. It did however feel good to bust some rust on a hilly course in near 90 degree heat. I managed to come in 3rd woman overall and won my age group. Not too bad! Now we wait to see how I feel tomorrow…
Weekly total: 32
I CAN COUNT THE NIGHTS UNTIL SALTY CAMP ON ONE HAND!