Hey Hey it’s Sunday! I hope that everyone had an awesome week. Is anyone else freaking out that it will be February next week?! I really need the days and weeks to stop going by so quickly!
It was back to work this week after having a lovely cutback week. I got in almost all of my workouts which surprised me considering how tired I felt all week long. Let’s discuss!
7.5 Tempo Run.
I had to switch a few workouts around this week so I completed my tempo run earlier in the week. This was hard after the awesome boot camp class from the day before.
It was a big day as my mom’s Peloton bike was delivered! We’re splitting the monthly subscription cost so I’ll be able to use the bike whenever I want and I can’t wait to try it out this week! (I was a little excited when it was delivered so I took a video – see below, lol)
6 mile run.
I just love this training shirt I received from the Shamrock Marathon!
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
Class was SUPER crowded which was very annoying. It was hard to do certain moves because there just wasn’t enough room but it was still a good class.
3 mile run.
I was supposed to do a strength workout but skipped it. I was just happy to get the run done to be honest.
Rest day was glorious and I decided to stop by my local Pieology to carb load before my long run. The pizza there is just SO good and the staff is great!
16 mile long run.
I don’t think that running 16 miles is ever fun, right? The first 10 miles felt good but then my legs got heavy and my back started acting up again. It seems like 10 is the magic number. After that my back starts to be a jerk. The last 6 miles were a struggle, but the weather was pretty decent and no rain so I won’t complain too much!
Spinning (60 minutes/23 miles)
My legs actually appreciated spinning class today. I almost skipped it but I am so glad that I didn’t because it was a good hour of recovery for my legs.
Total Weekly Mileage: 32.5
Total Training Cycle Miles – 137.5
Grade – B+
I have myself a B+ this week since I missed a strength workout. I know that strength workouts are essential to staying injury free, but I just didn’t have the energy to do it on Thursday after my run.
I’ve been dealing with feeling rundown and tired this week. I’m fine at work and during my workouts, but after dinner I’m just ready to crash, no matter how early it is. I think that this could be from a few things. I’m eating differently now so I need to make sure that I get in enough protein. I’m going to really make an effort about doing that this week. I have also been a little lax on taking my multi vitamin and supplements (vitamin B, vitamin d, fish oil, etc). I do take them, but I need to be more diligent on taking them every single day. I an also do a better job about drinking more water throughout the day – hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
I’ve been dealing with some issues with my left foot for a few weeks now and I think the culprit is my Saucony sneakers. It’s a shame because I really liked them at first but I will just have to keep them for short runs or just cross training classes. I did my long run in my trusted Mizuno sneakers yesterday and I had minimum foot issues during my run. My ART doctor thinks that the foot issue is also stemming from a very tight area on my ankle so I’ve been foam rolling twice a day to help that area as well.
How were your workouts this week?
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HoHo Runs says
We recently tried Pieology. They do have delicious pizzas! How cool you will be sharing the Peloton Bike with your Mom. I’m interested in hearing how you like it. Maybe you were fighting off a bug this past week too? So much is going around. I hope you feel better this week. Thanks for linking!
I love Pieology because they have so many toppings to customize your pizza – super yummy!
I’m really pumped up to try the bike and I’ll report back on it next week!
I am feeling a little better now so I’m hoping that whatever it was is done and that I’ll feel more like myself this upcoming week.
Deborah Brooks says
you can send over one of those Pieology pies this way!! I am so so jealous of your Peloton can’t wait to hear what you think
Pieology is mainly in California but I think they may be starting to come out to the East Coast now!
I’ll write about the bike in my next weekly wrap post 🙂
I loved seeing the Peloton delivery in your IG stories! So exciting! I may have partaken of some pie this weekend as well and I loved every bite. Yum! I only look forward to 16 milers when I’m so deep into marathon training that the 16s are cutbacks weeks. That is a freakish time. Right now 10 miles seems long to me. Great week!
That’s so true! I’m sure when I have to run 20 miles I will say, “Damn, I really wish it was “only” 16 today” Hahaha.
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
Sounds like you’re dong great! Glad you figured out the foot issue and can keep it to a minimum. That Pelaton bike sounds awesome!
Thanks Lisa! I’m hoping that the foot issue continues to improve this week.
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
How cool your mom got a Peloton bike! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it. That stinks that your back is giving you trouble during your long runs – any idea what’s causing it? Great job for pushing through that final 6.
Thanks – I’m looking forward to trying the bike this week! I’m not sure what’s going on with my back. Right now I’m living on KT tape a prayer to be honest. I’m going to work on doing some back strengthening exercises too.
Love your long run outfit! I’ve never heard of getting a training shirt for a race (outside of training with a group for a specific race). That’s fun!
Thanks! This is the first time I have received an in training shirt for a race and I really like it – it’s extra motivation!
Great job with your workouts! How do you like the vega shakes? I’m looking for some new options. and ohh! how exciting is the peloton bike! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
Thanks so much Sara! I do like the Vega shakes (especially when they are cold). When I first tried it, I hated it, but then I liked it the second time. It’s an acquired taste!
I’ll write about the peloton bike in my next weekly wrap!
I’d love to get a Peloton bike! 2 years ago, when I was doing all that cycling instead of running, I saw the Peloton app–I was so tempted to get it, but it was so expensive! I’m anxious to hear how you like it!
It was expensive but considering how much my mom and I both spin, it’s definitely worth it. I think that classes at the Peloton studio in NYC are around $30 a piece so this bike will pay for itself in a few months since we can do unlimited classes on it, lol
How exciting you are received a Peloton. That will be great cross training during marathon training. You will have to share when you start using it.
Yes! I really can’t wait to try it out tomorrow after my run!
Oh my gosh on the Peleton! Cant’ wait to hear more. I was dragging last week too. I think it was stress-related and January related — even though the weather wasn’t that bad. Hope you feel better this week.
January is definitely a hard month so I’m sure that had something to do with it as well!
Kimberly Hatting says
I have been feeling really tired as well, especially Thursday and Friday. I did feel well rested for my 5K yesterday (after taking Friday as a total rest day). Maybe I really need to do that more often (?)
I usually take a full rest day before my long runs on Saturdays. I think it does help for sure.
It’s fun to get new cardio stuff. I’m loving my recumbent bike so far, and my treadmill.
Oh my Pieology sounds so delicious! Is it a chain? Can they please open one in Minneapolis 🙂
Fantastic week Kim, I’d still say it was an A+; lots of great runs!
Yup, it’s a chain but they are mainly in California. I think they are starting to branch out more in the East Coast now!
Boy does that pizza look good!!!
Congrats on the 16. The most I have run is 13.1.
The pizza was SO delicious! I’m going back there on Friday after work to carb load before my next long run.
Anna @ Piper's Run says
HA, love the video! And that pizza does look good!!! I was under the weather for most of last week so my workouts basically didn’t happen! That’s okay, today’s the start of another week!
The pizza is delicious and I love all of the different toppings that they offer!
Hope that you are feeling better this week!
Jennifer @ Fit Nana says
Oh man, what’s going on with your foot?! Stinks that it’s the shoes but … isn’t that always the way it works out? If you missed one strength workout and graded yourself as a B+, I definitely got a C- last week since I missed 2 runs! UGH!
That’s so exciting about the peloton! I’d love to get one but I just don’t have a good place IN the house for exercise equipment. Unless I got rid of the guest bedroom. Hmmm…. (no, I”m not getting rid of the guest bedroom) lol
My foot feels better today. This morning was the first time that I didn’t have any stiffness or pain in it when I woke up so that’s a good sign!
Elaine D says
I love how you and your mom are sharing a Peloton bike! I’ve seen the ads – so convenient to have a ‘class workout’ in your home.
I hear you about being consistent with taking supplements. I have to constantly remind myself to take my omega3s.
Yes it’s going to be a great addition to my training and I’m very excited to test it out!
That is exciting about the peloton bike! I keep seeing the commercials for them and they look great. Glad to hear the 16 miler went relatively well 🙂
I am starting to see the commercials all the time now, lol
Oh wow! I’m so jealous of the Peleton …how cool!! Can’t wait to hear all about it. Pizza is my weakness and I will admit that I ate a ton of it this past week with the excuse being that I needed to carb load! Lol Maybe it worked!
Great week Kim and hopefully you’ll be feeling back to normal this week!
Hey Miss Marathoner! Congratulations again! Oh, and you totally earned all the pizza you had this weekend!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
Okay, so I need to find a Pieology in Philly…that pizza looks amazing!!
Sorry to hear about your back issues. My knees have definitely been talking to me on these longer runs and I’ve been getting some tightness in my left shoulder as well. You got a LOT done this week, great work!
Pieology is delicious! Most of their restaurants are on the West Coast but I think they are starting to branch out to the East Coast. Hopefully Philly gets one soon!
Ugh, marathon training and aches and pains go hand in hand I guess!
I haven’t tried Pieology yet. Being from the NY area, I’m pretty picky about my pizza, but I’m willing to give it a shot.
I’m so sorry about your foot. Please keep taking care of it. You’ve got some big, fun things coming up and you don’t want to be sidelined!
I would love a Peloton. Mr PugRunner has been reading up on them, and it would be really nice surprise to come to one. For him. Of course.
Hehe me too! I am originally from Queens, NY so I love my NY pizza, but Pieology is pretty good!
I think you would love the Peloton – you can take unlimited classes, you can even sign up for live classes. It’s super cool!
Looks like a great week!!! That pizza…looks awesome!
The pizza is super yummy! They just opened up in my town last year but it’s quickly become my favorite pizza place!
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
That’s frustrating that your boot camp class was so crowded that it was difficult to move at times. Does your gym have a class size cap or do they just let everybody who wants to join the class?
no unfortunately they dont have a sign up sheet or anything for the classes. It’s normally not that crowded so hopefully it was just a one time thing.
Oh man. That pizza looks heavenly! I know you’re giving yourself a B+, but 137 miles on the bike?? Pretty sure anything over 100 is an automatic A!
The pizza was super yummy!
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
How exciting about the bike! That’s really awesome that you can share it with your mom.
That pizza looks amazing, except it looks like thin crust. I know that’s healthier, but gimme some real crust if I’m gonna eat pizza. And it’s been super long since I’ve eaten pizza. Probably because I haven’t run super long in a super long time.
If you’re gonna go veggie, yes, you still need that protein and most like B12 too. I supplement with that & Vit D (and I’m not veggie — I just eat that way a lot).
LOL I agree with you. I switch between thin crust and “regular” crust. I was carb loading for my long run but I didn’t want to overdo it.
You are so consistent with yoir Sunday spinning! I’ve only done one class and it was tough! But I must say I loved that there was no impact on my knees and my thighs got such a good workout so I can really see how it complements running.
you’re so right about spinning! It’s a great compliment to running, especially when training.
Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com says
I can’t wait to hear about the Peloton, so exciting! Great job on your training!!
I tried it last night and it was awesome!
courtney @ eat pray run dc says
Peloton is awesome! And you are doing great this cycle – keep it up, lady! Really excited for you. And that pizza looks ah-maz-ing!
Thanks so much Courtney!
Jessica @ I Am Teacher Fit says
I think I could go for carb loading on that kinda pizza too! Pizza is my weakness!
I like carb loading is the best part about marathon training lol
That pizza is making me hungry! Sorry to hear about your back acting up. Great week!
The pizza was amazing!
Smitha @ FauxRunner says
WTG!! I”ve been curious about peloton, but since I have my bike on a smart trainer, never looked at it
Peloton is harder for me than the spin bikes that I’m used to, but it’s a great workout!
good week! yes strength is REALLY important for us runners but I sometimes don’t have the energy either. do you think your back issues could be from core issues? do you work the back side of your core too? I have a client who has back issues after about 15k (so almost 10miles) and she is super fit but admittedly doesn’t work the back of her core! You’d think we’d have less issues being active 🙁 I wish there were more hours in a day!
and … i just hope your foot issues are from your sneaks and not something more serious!! i have a tightness around my ankle too – my physio said it could cause pain in the foot and for me in the 4th toe (where the last of my issues are). keep rolling!
I do think that my back issues could be related to a weak core, so I’m really going to be working on that this month. My marathon is next month so I really want this thing to go away.
I think that the foot issues were definitely from my sneakers. I haven’t worn them in 2 weeks and my foot feel SO much better!