Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. I feel like a broken record, but it was another crazy week of weather. We had rain, like crazy downpours and thunderstorms, 3 days in a row. Tornado watch alarms were going off on phones left and right. I *think* this week looks better, but we’ll see, lol.
I didn’t do too much running this week, but I still got in a solid amount of workouts. Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, May 20
2 mile recovery walk
My quads felt pretty beat up after the race so I was all about recovery.
Tuesday, May 21
Tabata Spinning Class (45 minutes) + Strength Training (20 minutes)
This was my 100th Peloton spinning class! So happy to finally be a part of the Century Club 🙂
Wednesday, May 22
Boot Camp (60 minutes)
Due to the crazy thunderstorms on Wednesday night, I opted to skip my boot camp class at the gym and took a boot camp class on the Peloton app instead. To say it kicked my butt would be an understatement, but I enjoyed it because it was a great mix of cardio and weights. I got in about 2.5 miles of running during the cardio section.
Thursday, May 23
Hip Hop Spinning Class (45 minutes) + 1 mile run
I can’t explain how much I enjoyed this class. The instructor, Denis, was rapping along and dancing (just a little) on the bike. It was such a feel good ride and the playlist was crazy good. I ran a mile after the class to stretch out my legs.
I also FINALLY booked my flights for the Chicago Marathon. I’ve been looking at flights for months and finally they came down to a somewhat reasonable price. Also I was able to book JetBlue which was great (my favorite airline)!
Friday, May 24
Rest Day! This was definitely needed. I grabbed lunch with a friend during my lunch break and attended my godbrother’s high school graduation. I remember holding him as a baby when he was just 2 days old. Where does the time go?!?
Saturday, May 25
Fairfield 5K 3 mile run
I was supposed to run the Fairfield 5K but decided to skip it. There was construction on the major highway here (1-95) all weekend and one exit is completely closed so people were advised to stay away from that area all weekend – they were calling it Carmaggedon, lol. So I couldn’t go that way to get to the race. I could have taken the Merritt Parkway but I thought that would be full from people avoiding I-95. Then I could have taken the train there but would have needed to call an Uber to go from the train station to the race start. To me, it just wasn’t worth all the added aggravation, especially for a race I’ve done twice before, so I just rain 3 miles with my Saturday crew.
Sunday, May 26
Hope in Motion 5K
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve done this race. It’s my favorite hometown race and I do it every year. This race raises money for the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital. Besides the 100% humidity this morning, it was a great race , well organized and full of happy volunteers.
Total Weekly Mileage: 9.6 miles
Summary: 4 runs, 2 spinning class, 2 strength training workouts and 1 walk
Grade This Week – B+
Not surprised to see that I didn’t even break 10 miles this week. Basically I’ve had some hip pain on my right leg since last weekend’s half marathon. It’s very odd – it doesn’t hurt when I run, more so when I sit for too long and get up, or when I’ve been walking for a long period of time. When I press down on the area it’s pretty sore. I’ve done a lot of stretching and foam rolling this week. While it certainly feels better, it’s not totally gone. I figured that I didn’t want to run too much just in case that aggravated it. I’ll see how my runs feel this week.
I added up all of my miles for May and I was happy to see 62 miles! I’ll keep building on that number as I start marathon training this summer. I still don’t know if I want to do a 12, 14 or 16 week plan – I know for sure I’ll never do a 20 week plan again. I’ll make a decision on that sometime this month. Most importantly, I just want to make sure that I have a good base going into training.
Let’s end with a laugh today. I saw this on the Instagram and had to share (it’s from the Weight Watchers (WW) account):
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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