Chive’s Training Log – 7.10.16

Aimed to get in some miles this week and recover from Monday’s “race” (which I didn’t think was full race effort but evidently took a lot out of me).

Monday—9.5 miles. Very hilly Fourth of July race, in hot weather.

Tuesday—7 miles, first 4 with C. Quads totally trashed from the race yesterday.

Wednesday—7.5 miles solo. Already heating up. Spent the whole day “in the field” as coach/camp counselor. Temperatures in the low 90s. Legs were still wrecked.

Love finishing up runs with a 10m hallway stride

Thursday—6.5 miles pretty slow with C. Legs continue to feel bad.

Friday—8 miles solo along the Charles. How do my legs still feel so bad?? Maintained a quicker pace to maybe trick myself into feeling good, and it worked a little by the end. The cooler weather helped too.

Saturday—14 miles. First 8 with C then he took the train home and I continued along the Charles. Also bumped into another friend early on and ran with him for a couple miles. Legs felt pretty tired and a bit sore the whole time, but it didn’t get worse.

Sunday—10 miles. First 4 with C, ran him most of the way home, then did the same run I did Thursday. Overcast, cool, and humid out. Legs still have a hint of soreness but by the end I felt smoother than I have in a while. Nice run.

Total: 62.5

This was the first week of the coaching/camp counseling portion of my job that will take up the next six weeks. I’m spending my days at a physical activity-focused camp with 10 and 11 year olds, mostly in the direct sunlight. It also entails being ready to leave home by 7am. Hard to know how much this schedule will affect my overall energy level and the quality of my training. I’m planning to do nothing too intense during the week for running, and hope I have enough energy left to put in some quality work on the weekends. I’d also like to make rolling/stretching more of a priority.

I am a runner based in Boston. I am also an AmeriCorps member and soon-to-be grad student. I like to write about gender disparities in running and the mental aspects of training and racing.

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