Marathon Week 8
Week 8 means halfway through this training cycle. After a few good weeks I am even more frustrated than I was a year ago with my less than stellar 2012 in racing. Well my first injury of 2013 marathon training has decided it will be hanging out for longer then I hoped. This has meant limited running and plenty of time with the foam roller, ice and cross training.
Monday: Yoga to start the day & 1:15 elliptical
Tuesday: Slept in and skipped spin. Weight class (trainer cancelled), Easy 2 miles (morning) & Easy 5.5 mile Run (coaching)
Wednesday: 1:15 Intervals on elliptical (not as fun as it sounds L )
Thursday: Morning Spin & weights with trainer
Friday: Morning Spin
Saturday: Half Marathon (report tomorrow) + 2 miles to help friends finish. Not close to my goal but it was not the day for this
Sunday: 1 hour spin + 1 hour elliptical & Weights
And what's ahead for Week 9 of marathon training? More being smart and getting injury free and this...Can you believe it is March 18th and we have more snow coming? Even worse it is 20+ degrees colder than average. This makes not being able to get out and run a little easier.
Goal: Continue to listen to my body. Now is the time to not be stupid. I am foam rolling like a crazy person and did yoga, taking a more time off running until this hamstring stops.
Monday: Yoga to start the day & elliptical or pool running
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching) if leg feels okay
Wednesday: Morning Run (Speed Intervals- ladder workout) as long as the leg feels fine otherwise pool running
Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon weights
Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga
Saturday: Easy run pending leg
Sunday: Recovery Run & Weights
I am hoping to get in for ART with my sports chiro but thanks to my insurance was told I am only covered if I have a referral from my primary (I don’t have one now that I switched insurance, ugh). What a waste of health care resources and money! Luckily, thanks to my years of running injuries, I have a regular sports medicine doctor who would count, hope I can get his advice on the phone. Deep breath, stay calm and be smart. What is your favorite non-running activity when you are injured?
How was your week in training? Have a training post of any distance, then link up and share stories, encouragement and concerns.