I’m happy to report that I survived peak week- hip hip hooray! This was a hard week for me. The workouts felt fine but I am currently in the midst of allergy season and this week was particularly bad. I was pretty tired, congested and itchy so I didn’t have any desire to run or workout this week, but I just sucked it up and got my workouts done. Just two more weeks until the Cleveland Half Marathon and I cannot wait!
4 mile run + 30 push-ups, 30 jump squats and 30 tricep dips.
Kicked off peak week with an awesome run and ended April’s challenge with 30 reps of each move. I also ended the month of April with 81.5 miles!
Body Works + Abs Class (45 minutes) and 20 push ups.
A new month means it’s time for another challenge! No new challenge this month so we’re repeating the Burpees, Planks and Push-Ups challenge from January. I’m looking forward to this challenge since I didn’t get a chance to do this in January because I was marathon training.
4 mile run + 20 mins of strength training + 30 burpees.
I skipped my weekly boot camp class but still got in a great strength training session.
4 mile run + 90 second plank.
I think the photo below explains how I felt about this run.
REST DAY!! But I still did 30 push-ups for the monthly challenge.
12 mile run.
Final long run done for this training cycle! This was a hard one. My body felt fine but my allergies were going haywire since it seems like everything bloomed overnight. This was probably my slowest long run in a while due to constantly having to blow my nose and wipe my eyes, but I’m glad that I didn’t quit.
It was also great to run with others during the last few miles of my run.
Spinning (65 minutes) + 40 burpees.
No double workout today 🙁 I’m still feeling crappy and I knew I didn’t want to spend 2 hours in the gym. Also my left ankle feels a little tender from yesterday’s run so I didn’t want to overdo it with my workouts today. I was still able to go to spinning which was great. It was a total sweatfest!
Total Weekly Mileage: 24
Total Training Cycle Miles – 115.5
Grade – A+
Despite not feeling 100%, I’m really happy with all of my workouts this week. My runs felt great and I’m loving the monthly challenge – well I don’t love the burpees, but you know what I mean!
Allergies are completely kicking my butt this week- I feel awful! This happens every year so I know that I just have to ride it out for the next 2-3 weeks and then hopefully things will settle down. I’ve dealt with allergies my whole life but this year seems like it might be a particularly bad one 🙁 I’m literally allergic to everything (pollen, dust, trees, ragweed, etc) so running outside is a challenge. When I saw an allergist a few years ago he suggested that I get allergy shots but I really want to avoid that if possible. Right now I take Zyrtec, use nasal spray, drink Nettle tea with local honey and drink tons of water to make sure my histamines aren’t out of wack. I know I’m “doing all the right things” so hopefully I’ll get some relief soon!
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? If so, what do you do to get relief?!?