Hey Hey it’s Sunday! Just 8 more weeks until the Chicago Marathon….yes, just 8!! I feel like now is the time where I’ll really be counting down the weeks until the big day! Although I struggled this week, I’m happy to complete another week of training. Let’s discuss!
5.5 miles to kick off the week + PT exercises (15 minutes)
3 miles + a little strength training + PT exercises (15 minutes)
Boot camp (60 mins)
7 mile tempo run + PT exercises (15 mins)
REST DAY! But I did do some extra foam rolling and stretching after work.
16 mile long run
PT exercises (30 minutes)
Total Weekly Miles – 31.5
Total Training Cycle Miles – 271.8
Grade – A-
The theme for the week was “running while fatigued”. I told my coach that my runs/workouts just felt “off”. A 3 mile run felt like super hard, my boot camp class felt like it took forever, and let’s not even discuss my 7 mile tempo one – ugh! Yes the workouts and runs got done, but they were far from enjoyable or pretty.
I did some extra foam rolling and stretching on Friday to prepare for Saturday’s long run. I was dreading this long run all week. When my alarm went off at 4:30 am on Saturday morning, I wasn’t feeling it and hit the snooze button. I finally rolled outta bed by 5 and started to get ready for my run. It was still dark outside, so I did a few miles on the treadmill and then moved outside for the rest of my run. Overall the run was pretty decent except for the last 2 miles when my legs felt super heavy. I was just super happy to complete the long run!
Even though I did an ice bath yesterday, my quads were pretty sore when I woke up this morning. My spinning instructor is out of town today so I knew I wouldn’t be able to do her class, but I had planned on doing a HIIT workout at home this morning. Honestly, I just wasn’t feeling it. Between being sore and still feeling tired, I opted to do 2 rounds of my PT exercises. It was low impact and helps strength my hips/glutes, so that’s a win-win in my book!
Hopefully I’ll have more energy next week as I have an 18 miler on Saturday!
Did you have a good week? Any tips on training through fatigue?
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