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?