Another week of training complete! This past week and next week are my peak weeks for training. Overall it was a pretty good week. I’m feeling a little beat up after yesterday’s long run but I think some extra foam rolling and stretching will make me feel better.
Totally unrelated, but I’m also thinking about everyone dealing with Hurricane Irma. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Labor Day! Since I had the day off of work, I decided to do Tuesday’s workout today. A nice 3 mile run before a body works + abs class. In total, a great 90 minute workout and I also did my PT exercise (15 minutes)
After three hard days of workout, it was time for something low impact. I did a 30 minute fat burning workout on the stationary bike + PT exercises (15 minutes).
Boot camp (55 minutes). Nothing like mixing cardio and strength for a sweaty evening workout!
8 mile run + PT exercises (15 minutes). These longer runs during the week are rough!
REST DAY! I did some extra foam rolling and stretching since my legs felt a little tight from Thursday’s run.
20 mile run! My first (and only) 20 mile run of this training cycle.
Spinning (60 minutes). My legs were a little bit angry with me this morning, but I was happy that I still made it to my spinning class. I’m going to miss the class the next two Sunday because of races, so it was good to go today!
Total Weekly Miles – 31*
Total Training Cycle Miles – 397
Grade – A
*Mileage was lower this week since I did Monday’s run on Sunday of last week.
This week I was able to get in body works + abs, boot camp and spinning classes which I was really excited about. I also enjoy my stationary bike workouts. I don’t do them often, but they are low impact and a great way to get in some cardio and a sweat in a little amount of time.
My training plan called for 18 miles on Saturday but I felt so good that I went for 20! The beginning miles and the last few miles were a little rough, but I’m happy with my middle miles. I was able to keep a pretty consistent pace for those miles which is huge for me because my pace is usually all over the place, lol! I only used Tailwind during this run (no gels, chews, etc) and I didn’t have any stomach issues. My knees felt good for a majority of the run, just a little soreness, but I’ll take it! I haven’t had many great long runs during this training cycle so overall I was happy with how everything went on this run.
Originally I was supposed to do my 20 mile run next Sunday, but now it will be 18. This works out well since I’m running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly 1/2 marathon next weekend. Logistically it’s going to be a little hard to get in all the extra miles before the race, so at least now I only have to get in 5 miles vs. 7 miles!
Next week is another peak week and then it’s time for the taper! 🙂
Have you ever extended a long run because you were “in the zone”? Are you excited for any upcoming Fall races?