Happy Sunday! You guys…I survived peak week – hooray! Peak week always makes me nervous. This past week was hard but I’m so close to the taper that I can taste it! Lets discuss week 9 of training.
Barre Class (55 minutes). I think I’m starting to get the hang of it! (We did not use the pilates machines in the background)
7 mile run. I had to do this run on the treadmill due to rain. Those longer runs during the week can be a killer!
Boot Camp (60 minutes). Free weights make me happy 🙂
6 miles. My knees were so sore during the run and I’m not really sure why. I ran 5.5 miles and then walked the last half mile.
I enjoyed an awesome rest day!
11 mile long run. This run made the “Top 3 Crappy Runs” list. It was just awful from the start. Because of the weather (90% humidity), I probably should have started my run earlier than 8am. Within the first mile I lost half of my KT tape and I was soaked in sweat. I tried taking more walk breaks and slowing down my pace, but nothing was working. I ended up running 7 miles outside and ran the remaining 4 on my treadmill. I was happy to get in all the miles, but this run was just such a sh*tshow. My knees and IT band cooperated okay, but the humidity and sun completely drained all of my energy. It’s going to take a while to get my body used to running in summer weather.
Body Works + Abs Class (55 minutes) + Spinning class (50 minutes). Back to my double workouts on Sunday and I loved it!
Total Weekly Miles – 24
Total Training Cycle Miles – 145.2
Grade – A+
I am happy that I survived peak week and my highest weekly mileage in a long time! I also really enjoyed the Barre class I signed up for via ClassPass . It was my first time taking a class at that studio and the instructor was super nice. (If you’re interested in joining, click here and you can receive $30 off your first month)!
The IT band held up pretty good this week. I gave it a lot of TLC so I’ll continue doing that this week as well. I don’t know why my knees were so sore on Thursday’s run. I used KT tape on my knees for Saturday’s run and it seemed to help. Hopefully this was just a fluke and not a new injury.
Real talk – I was so pissed off at Saturday’s run. When I was finishing up my run on the treadmill I was thinking about how my training cycle was going great in the beginning, but the past two weeks weren’t all that great, especially the long runs. I’m debating skipping one of my weekly runs (4 miler) next week to give myself a small break. Hoping a break might get me out of this long run funk that I am in currently – we’ll see. In other news, I’m happy to close out the month with 84.2 miles!
How was your week? Are you training for a race? Let me know in the comments!