Happy Sunday! My Fall race training officially came to a close this weekend. It’s been a busy few months but I was able to run some really cool races during that time. I don’t have any races scheduled for the winter but that might change – I’ll just have to see how I’m feeling after some rest from longer distance running.
My workouts went well this week. I was dealing with a bad case of DOMS so that led to not running for most of the week. I was just happy that I finally felt back to normal by Friday! Here’s how my week went.
Monday, December 3
Walking (30 minutes).
We got back home from San Antonio in the afternoon. I was still super sore so a walk felt like the best option.
Tuesday, December 4
Spinning (30 minutes).
I was now on day #2 of DOMS so a 30 minute spinning class was all I could handle. All the music for the ride was disco music which was really fun (I love disco music)!
Wednesday, December 5
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
Day #3 of DOMS, but my legs felt a little bit better so I decided to go to my weekly boot camp class. I modified a few moves so the quads wouldn’t continue to scream at me.
Thursday, December 6
2 mile run + Spinning (45 minutes).
My legs finally felt somewhat normal so I decided to do a nice and easy 2 mile run after taking a 45 minute spinning class.
Friday, December 7
Rest Day (Travel to Charleston, SC).
Saturday, December 8
Kiawah Island Half Marathon (Race recap coming next week).
I was able to knock off another state (#11) on my quest to run in 25 states. This half marathon was beautiful and I would totally recommend it.
Sunday, December 9
Rest Day (Travel back to CT).
Total Weekly Mileage: 15.1 miles
Summary: 2 runs, 2 spinning classes, 1 walk, 1 boot camp class.
Grade This Week – A
I am pretty beat! I’ve been traveling the past three weekends (Washington DC, San Antonio, TX and Charleston, SC). I don’t really ever travel that much back to back so I’m more than ready for a break. I have a local 5K in two weeks but after that my schedule is pretty clear. I’m debating if I want to put running on the back burner and focus more on strength (particularly leg strength) or still do some shorter runs but make the main focus strength training. Right now it’s probably 70% running/cardio and 30% strength but I might work on flipping those percentages for the first few months of the year. I feel like my body is so beat up right now that going easy on the running might be the best thing – we’ll see!
I’m back to work next week so I’m sure Monday will be loads of fun 🙁 It’s always hard to go back to work after a week off. I’ll probably spend half the day replying back to emails but hopefully it won’t be too bad. I’m also hoping that I can finish up my holiday shopping this week. After this weekend I refuse to go into stores because it’s just too crazy and I have no patience to deal with all of that, lol.
How was your week? Do you have any fun races left this year?