Happy Sunday! Is it just me or did this week seem really long? Daytime Savings time certainly didn’t help either. It will take me about 2-3 days to get used to the time difference. Although I’m happy that there will be more daylight hours after I get off work, I’m not looking forward to it being dark when I get to work tomorrow morning (I’m usually at work by 7:15am).
Although this week did seem long, overall it was a good week. Workouts and runs are getting shorter and I enjoyed having a little more extra time. Let’s discuss!
4 mile run + 20 supermans/20 pushups/30 second plank.
My knee pain continued on this run but I got through it.
Recovery Yoga (30 minutes) + 30 burpees.
I wanted to give my knee a break and thought that yoga would a nice low impact workout. I broke up the burpees into 3 sets of 10 and did them very slowly.
Unexpected rest day. I didn’t feel that great for most of the day (cramps, headache, etc – you know, lovely female issues), but I still got in 30 supermans/30 pushups/30 second plank for the Total Body Challenge.
5 mile run + 40 burpees.
I did my 40 burpees before my run so that I wouldn’t chicken out and not complete them! Boy were they hard! This was supposed to be a tempo run, but I wanted to take it easy on my knee so I just did a regular 5 mile run.
8 mile long run and my last long run before race weekend!
It was a little cold when I started the run (really feels of 20), but I warmed up quickly. I had some issues with the wind during some parts of the run but overall it was good and I didn’t really have any knee pain.
It was also my last run in my beloved pink Mizuno Wave Inspire 11s. We had a good run (pun intended), but after 400 miles, it was time to retire them. Although it’s sad to retire a pair of sneakers, I feel better knowing that they will be worn by someone that can really use them (I donate my sneakers to Soles4Souls).
2 mile run + spinning class (65 minutes/25 miles) + 50 burpees.
I was supposed to run 2 miles on Tuesday, but didn’t since I was resting my knee, so I added those miles to today’s workout. Spinning was great as usual and the music was awesome (a ton of oldies). I forgot to do my burpees for the Total Body Challenge yesterday so I had to do them today.
Total Weekly Mileage: 19
Total Training Cycle Miles – 327
Grade – A
We had another nor’easter here this week, but luckily we didn’t get as much snow as they predicted (we were supposed to get over a foot of snow). I don’t know what it is, but the What The Forecast weather app gets really sassy around storm time. Here are two gems from this week that I posted on my Instagram stories(LOL):
I also received a lovely piece of mail mid-week. Not sure how in the hell I got on this mailing list but to say I was annoyed is an understatement. I don’t really need a constant reminder of my single status thank you very much!
Other than crazy weather and weird mail, this was a pretty good week. I think that taking 2 days off from running helped my knee. I was also icing it a lot which helped with the soreness. I’m in a positive mindset going into race weekend. Because I’ve had a lot of ups and downs with this training cycle, my new goal for the race is to finish. Sure, a PR would be amazing, but my mindset is totally “have fun” and “finishing is winning”! Hopefully when I write my weekly wrap next week I’ll be writing it as a 3x marathon finisher!
Do you enjoy the taper period? Do you do anything to keep you busy since you have more down time?