This week I was starting to think that I have 11 weeks until race day and need to rethink my goals as training is not coming together. Not what I wanted since I had hoped for this to be a great race. I know I still have time but with speedwork lacking still and 13.1 being my longest run this training I am wondering what will happen. I love being outside in summer so I can’t stand the idea of staying inside to cross train on the elliptical or bike and being home with a 3 year biking outside is tough plus I hate to throw her in childcare at the gym every day so we run together. I am listening and okay with not running if I hurt and pushing if I can, happy to say I can make it about 2 miles or speedy running without pain, then time to go easy.
Week 4 was much different than I have done lately: low mileage, relaxing, family fun time and even a race with a unexpected finish (more tomorrow) and guess what? I swam this week!
Monday: Short stress relief run with Morgan and core before taking my boards J
Tuesday: I slept in, it rained so no walking to gymnastics. Got in strength and core.
Wednesday: Walked 4 miles at zoo then ran 2.5 miles each way to/from dentist (yes I am that girl, don’t worry I brought a dry shirt to put on)
Thursday: Strength with trainer (increased my front squat weight) and easy run to/from gym (3 miles total)
Friday: Berry picking and no spin, ran 2 miles each way to/from store
Saturday: 3.7 mile race with mom’s run group and then kid’s race with O. Busy day including her first fireworks at night! Strength in afternoon
Sunday: 3.1 mile run with Morgan, 5.5 mile run/walk with Matt and O. I swam 20 min! J
|Pre-Race with MRTT|
Week 5 is continuing to be an easy week. I have been cleared for 1 long run and keeping the others short and easy. I have another appointment with my sports doc on Tuesday and hope to run a 5K on Wednesday. This week the crazy heat is on the way, talk of 100F in the near future, ugh! I love summer and heat but not that much.
Monday: Not sure, a walk and core. Considering zumba or another swim
Tuesday: Morning spin (I will go this week), strength with trainer. Evening run coaching
Wednesday: 5K race
Thursday: Strength and evening run with MRTT
Friday: Spin class run to/from gym
Saturday: Long run and strength
Sunday: Bike and swim
How was your week? Any training issues or are things going great?