Happy Sunday! Can you believe that April is almost over? I feel like I say this every month but the year is really going by rather quickly.
I just completed week 6 of training for the Cleveland 8K and Half Marathon and I’m feeling pretty good. The week started off a little rocky but I was able to hit my stride by the weekend. Let’s discuss!
90 tricep dips.
I had to work out of my company’s NYC office to help with a late afternoon event so I didn’t get home until around 8:30. I skipped my run since I got home late. It was totally poor planning on my part. I really should have gotten up early to get in my run before work, but to be honest, I’m lucky I get to work wearing regular clothes (and not pajamas) on Mondays!
3 mile run + body works + abs class (45 mins) + 90 push-ups.
When I was in NYC on Monday I did more walking that usual and I was wearing very flat shoes with no support. When I woke up on Tuesday the side of right lower leg was extremely sore and it almost felt like I pulled a muscle. Walking and going down the stairs was painful, but running felt okay (very odd). I modified some of the moves in the body works + abs class so that I didn’t aggravate it more.
Boot Camp (60 mins) + 90 jump squats.
Since my leg was still sore, I modified some of the moves in class. Even with the modifications, I still got in an awesome workout!
5 mile run + 100 tricep dips.
My leg was still a little sore but the run was fine. On the other hand, the 100 tricep dips almost killed me! I broke them up into 4 sets of 25.
MY rest day, but I still got in 100 push-ups for the monthly challenge.
11 mile run + 100 jump squats.
This run felt awesome! I did a bulk of the miles solo and then met up with the group for the remaining 4.5 miles.
Body Works + Abs class (50 mins) + Spinning (60 mins).
Back to my double workout Sundays!
Total Weekly Mileage: 19
Total Training Cycle Miles – 91.5
Grade – B+
Although I missed one of my runs this week (4 miles), I am satisfied with all the workouts I was able to complete. On Thursday afternoon I went to see my ART doctor and he was able to use the graston technique to help my leg and my knee. It gave me a lot of relief!
As I mentioned earlier, Saturday’s long was really great. It was nice to have a long run where things ‘clicked’. My pace and breathing felt good, my knees were achy and I actually had energy when I finished the run. After I got home, showered, and ate breakfast, I noticed that my legs felt great too – no tiredness or stiffness. This is a once in a lifetime thing (like a unicorn) so I’m just continuing to enjoy my fresh legs! Let’s just hope that my long run next Saturday goes just as well. I can’t believe that I’ll been Cleveland in less than a month!
Next week is my peak week for training so I’m planning on getting in all my runs and workouts – I want to have a really strong week!
If you’re training for a race, did you have a good week? Do you have any Spring races on your running calendar?
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