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?