Well Saltines, here we have it, something that resembles a (running) training log!
Well, kind of. This week was very light but I ran pain free on four separate days. If you have been following along you will know that this is a big deal/huge cause for excitement 🙂 In other news, we found out this week that my spirit animal is an otter – I am still working on coming to terms with this.
Here we go!
Monday: 5miles @ 8min pace on grass and soft trails. For a brief second I caught myself thinking about how ‘boring‘ running laps around a grass field was … I managed to shut those thoughts out very quickly by thinking about pool running. By comparison grass laps are super exciting.
Leg strength & abs
Tuesday: 60mins on elliptical. Upper body strength & abs. 30min pool run.
Wednesday: 3x (5min walk/15min run) as promised, the walk/run combo. Legs felt pretty good and HR was fairly low on the run portions.
Foam roll, abs, planks, push ups
Thursday: 40mins elliptical + leg/hip strength.
Friday: 6miles feat. last 2mi @ marathon-ish (7min) pace. Not sure how that happened, I wasn’t really paying attention as was just so happy to be outside.
Saturday: 7miles at Burke Lake with a friend from my running club. This was a real treat, I’ve missed my running buddies!
Body weight strength exercises + hip strength.
Sunday: Rest day. I felt great this week and was tempted to squeeze in another run. BAD PESTO. There is much more to be lost than gained right now.
26miles for the week.
I apologize for the vagueness on ‘strength’. I do try to be good about listing these on Strava if you’re interested in a little more detail.