Monday: 60 Minutes Elliptical
Tuesday: 60 Minutes Elliptical
Wednesday: 2 Mile TM Test Run (7:53 Pace)
Thursday: 3.68 mile TM run (8:10 Pace), 35 Minutes Core & Strength Training
Friday: 3.84 Mile run outside (7:34 pace)
Saturday: 15.5 Mile run Outside(7:45 Pace)[in Vermont]
Sunday: Rest/Drive home from VT
Total Running Miles: 25 Miles
Total Cross Training Time: 155 Minutes
|While running in Vermont|
The 'issues' kind of piled up this week (Lack of sleep, bumps and bruises from falling, shin pain, etc.) but I couldn't let that stop me from trying to train. Trading runs for the elliptical was a good compromise and allowed me to get aerobic training in without pounding on the joints. I also embraced the whole RICE theory this week, adding ibuprofen to that list as well. RICE theory (rest, ice, compression and elevation) might be simple...but it helps. I have also been making more time for stretching and rolling. If anything, the past few weeks were a good reminder that I need to take care of myself. I need to make sure I get to Hopkinton as prepared as possible, but also as healthy as possible.
I knew that part of my issue was that I NEED to get outside right now. I love the treadmill and think it can be a great training tool, but sometimes you really just need fresh air and open roads. Getting outside Friday for a few miles was just what the doctor ordered. Then being able to get 15.5 quality long run miles in while up in Vermont was the icing on the cake. The weather was gorgeous (30's!), the sun was shining, and there was so much to look at while running in new area. Not to mention spending time with friends in Vermont, a great reminder that laughter is the best medicine.
So regardless of how this week started (and how it could have gone), it ended pretty darn good and for that I am happy. Just like that training week in the fall, stepping back because of things going on....really helped me move forward in the long run. Kind of a 2 steps back and 3 steps forward kind of thing.
Goals for this week
1. Strength train at least 3 times
2. 3 Morning workouts
3. At least 3 runs outside, my mind and body need this.
Side goal: Do a bike test ride. I'm not sure my tailbone is quite ready for it, but I am willing to try.
How was your weekend?
Ever have things just kind of pile up on you before?
You played it smart and that will pay off since you can continue running!ReplyDelete
BTW, your title made me think of Paula Abdul. ;)
And you mentioning her just made me feel the need to start dancing.Delete
I know exactly what you mean about needing to get outside...it just brings your running to life.ReplyDelete
It's nice that you have a few very successful marathon blocks under your belt that you can look back to for examples of what your body needs at a given time...way to learn from your experiences!
Definitely helps being able to look back at things that worked and didnt!Delete
Honestly I think that the cross training on the elliptical really fueled your fire this week. You had a good training week for all the crap you have been through. I am super proud of your long run and you look so happy. Great scenery by the way!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're ok from your fall. I think cross training is a good compromise. It's definitely better than sitting around.ReplyDelete
I've definitely learned the benefits of cross training to prevent further injuries from happening and honestly it really does pay off! It seems like you realized that and made the best of it, plus it made for an awesome long run in Vermont! Not sure I'd wish those hills on anybody but it's good practice at least :)ReplyDelete
I was totally swearing under my breath running up main street in burlington. Damn hills! But like you said, good training and practice!Delete
I love running over bridges so I am loving that pictures. Also very cute picture of you in the Saucony hat. I love how you still get in a good long run each week.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I've learned that long runs are sooooo important for me. Some people can train without making sure to get them in and I am not one of them. So long runs are the thing I MAKE SURE I get in when I need to, obviously there are times it doesn't happen but I try really hard not to let it come to thatDelete
Glad to hear you are ok after the fall and was able to get in some good workouts. And was even able to run outside. Its been far far to cold here to even think about going out on my lunch break.ReplyDelete
Thanks Shelley! Hopefully the weather warms up a bit soon!Delete
so glad to see that you're healing well after your tumble. those pictures you posted in the beginning are BEAUTIFUL!ReplyDelete
keep working hard. you're such an inpsiration!
Nice week! That bridge in Vermont looks like fun to run across!ReplyDelete
My goal this week is AM workouts too. PM is the pits for me.
Thanks chicky! I actually didn't even end up running over the whole bridge. I ran to the bridge and then turned around to head back into town (I was a few miles outside of Burlington at the time).Delete
That's great that you still got to run while in Vermont. Love your pics!!ReplyDelete
I was able to take one cold, snowy run outside last week, but you are so right - it's AMAZING to get outside! The treadmill gets old after about five minutes for me!ReplyDelete
Elliptical training is a mental battle! But you got it done. Way to goReplyDelete
Thanks! Definitely would have rather been running but the elliptical got the job done!Delete
15 miles outside in 30 degrees, i'm jealous. So very, very jealous!ReplyDelete
It was amazing. Funny how 30 degrees sounds like a heat wave these days.Delete