Pesto’s Back to Running Log – 7.17.16

Sweaty = Happy Pesto
Sweaty Pesto = Happy Pesto

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 softย 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 comparisonย 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.

Shade and soft trails at Burke Lake. Just what the Dr. ordered

Friday: 6miles feat. last 2mi @ marathon-ishย (7min)ย 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:ย Rest day. I felt great this weekย 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.

I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience while sipping on wine & coffee in Northern Virginia. Together with my husband and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Gracie we battle to keep the Tupperware cupboard organized for more than two days at time. I recently ran my first marathon (2:51) and am excited for what is to come. I like to ramble about running post injury, finding a work-life balance and running quickly.

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  1. Yay for running again, but also good you know not to kill it right away (we can keep each other accountable for not doing too much too soon). Can’t wait to run with you at camp!