Sunday Runday 8/13

SUMMARY

  • Run
    • Week 16 Total = 28.4 miles
  • PT 4x  X
  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS: 100 Miles
    • 50 done, 50 to go!
  • Yoga – 60 minutes X

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 8/7 – 5.2 mi @ 10:38 + PT – That’s the fastest I’ve run anything over a 5K in a very long time.  Ironic, because my thigh still hurts.
  • Tuesday 8/8 – Graston! + Yoga – Graston was still working on my post tibial tendons (inner ankle), but my thigh is what’s really bugging me right now.  The chiropractor went after it with the Graston tools AND with this deep massage gun thing (literally looked like the weapon of an alien), so hopefully that all helps.  I made 2 appointments for next week after my 20 miler.
  • Wednesday 8/9 – PT
  • Thursday 8/10 – Yoga +5K @ 10:14 min/mi- This was a really good yoga video.
  • Friday 8/11 – 20 mi @ 11:50 min/mi – Umm…holy shit, I ran 20 miles.  AND in the same time it took me to do 18!  Weather was much cooler than usual, which helped a lot.  Every part of my body is in pain, but not debilitating…just what you’d expect after running for that long.

GOALS

  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS – 100 Miles
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training —
    • Week 16: 5 – 3 – 20
    • Week 17: 5 – 5 – 14
    • Week 18: 5 – 5 – 22
    • Week 19: 5 – 5 – 12
    • Week 20: 3 – 5 – 8
    • Week 21: 4 – 2 – 26.2

Sunday Runday 8/6

SUMMARY

  • Run
    • Week 15 Total = 28.3 miles
  • PT 4x  X
    • Yeaaaaahhhh, not once.  :-/
  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS: 100 Miles
    • 22 done, 78 to go!
  • Yoga – 60 minutes

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 7/31 – 6 mi @ 11:38 – Good start to the week, running-wise, and this was an after work one, too!  I do find those hard to plan, with eating all day and unpredictable bathroom breaks, but this one was perfect.
  • Tuesday 8/1 – Yoga – Good hamstring stretch.  Everything is still tight from pole dancing/beach/hangover (not sure the exact culprit hahaha).
  • Wednesday 8/2 – I completely skipped my run this morning.  I truly felt like I needed sleep more.
  • Thursday 8/3 – 4 mi @ 11:48 + Fighter FIT – Making up for my missed run yesterday AND my first time doing this class.  I can’t do kickboxing anymore because the inside of my shin is so sore from tendinitis/Graston, so we decided to try their fitness class.  It’s described as “a program designed to prepare someone for martial arts […varying] from High intensity interval (HIIT) sessions, kettle bell training and calisthenics.”  The class was crazy.  There were cartwheels, gymnast rings, crab walks, and 3 minutes of weighted side lunges that just about popped out my knee cap.  I’d definitely do the class again, but not the night before the long run.
  • Friday 8/4 – 18 mi @ 13:10 – Yeah, I fucking did it.  18 miles.  My glutes were tight, my calves were tight, my thighs were tight.  I had a donut at mile 15 that I think actually saved my life.  I also had a banana around mile 10 and 1.5 packages of Honey Stingers energy chews.  All in all I did really well on fueling, but not great on planning because I have a quad strain and some ankle pain.
  • Saturday 8/5 – 20 minutes of Yoga 
  • Sunday 8/6 – Nothing

GOALS

  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS – 100 Miles
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training — Ummm, hello there, 20 miles.  I’m terrified.  Thank goodness I see the doctor on Tuesday to work out my post tib tendons, but I also gotta figure out this quad strain nonsense.  I also need to figure out my running underwear….there’s chafing…ugh.
    • Week 14: 5 – 4 – 12
    • Week 15: 6 – 4 – 18
    • Week 16: 5 – 3 – 20
    • Week 17: 5 – 5 – 14
    • Week 18: 5 – 5 – 22
    • Week 19: 5 – 5 – 12
    • Week 20: 3 – 5 – 8
    • Week 21: 4 – 2 – 26.2

Sunday Runday 7/30

SUMMARY

  • Run
    • Week 14 Total = 20.6 miles
  • PT 4x  X
  • JULY RESOLUTIONS: No desserts  
  • Yoga – 60 minutes

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 7/24 – 3.2 mi @ 11:19 min/mi + PT + Yoga – I didn’t do a formal yoga video, but I stretched my glutes and hips for about 15 minutes.
  • Tuesday 7/25 – PT
  • Wednesday 7/26 – 12 mi @ 12:42 min/mi + Yoga – I ran home from work and many of the roads in the suburbs do not have sidewalks, so I was running on grass and dirt.  This killed my calves and ankles, but it’s probably good training given that I’m running a trail race, so….  Running is getting to be less fun because my whole body hurts before I even start, which sucks.
  • Thursday 7/27 – PT + Yoga – I seriously need to do yoga all. the. time.  EVERY. DAY.
  • Friday 7/28 – 5.2 mi @ 11:07 min/mi 
  • Saturday 7/29 – Pole Fitness – I was at a bachelorette party this weekend.
  • Sunday 7/30 – Beach!  I did some swimming.

GOALS

  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS – 100 Miles
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training —  18 miles coming up this week and my doc is on vacation, so this should be interesting.  I’m doing it home from work too, so I have to carry a lot of stuff.
    • Week 14: 5 – 4 – 12
    • Week 15: 6 – 4 – 18
    • Week 16: 5 – 3 – 20
    • Week 17: 5 – 5 – 14
    • Week 18: 5 – 5 – 22
    • Week 19: 5 – 5 – 12
    • Week 20: 3 – 5 – 8
    • Week 21: 4 – 2 – 26.2

Sunday Runday 7/23

SUMMARY

  • Run
    • Week 13 Total = 21.4 miles
  • PT 4x  X
  • JULY RESOLUTIONS: No desserts  
  • Yoga – 60 minutes

There’s a step counting competition at work, so I’m also walking a lot more on the days I don’t run.  We get points for every 1000 steps and an addition token (no idea what this does) for every 10,000 steps.  They only annoying thing is you can only earn a max of 25 points per day.  My long run days have me up past 30K steps and my recovery day after that contains very little walking.  They’re trying to encourage consistency, which I get, but I’m training for a marathon.

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 7/17 – Yoga
  • Tuesday 7/18 – Yoga + PT – I really didn’t like this yogi.  She gave no alternate poses for people who aren’t fucking Gumby and acted like it was totally normal for someone with tight hips to be able to hoist their knee OVER their shoulder.  Bitch you’re supposed to be encouraging.
  • Wednesday 7/19 – 5 mi @ 12:55 min/mi – I really haven’t had a great run since the 5Ks last week, but it’s also been 95 degrees, so…
  • Thursday 7/20 – Yoga + PT – I forgot how much I like Runner’s World Yoga.  I’m also terrified for 16 miles tomorrow.
  • Friday 7/21 – 16 mi @ 12:30 min/mi – That’s right.  Six.  TEEN. MILES.  Faster than my 5 mile pace.  I did pause the run twice to stop at stores and buy water.  That’s my new plan instead of doing loops around my house.  Seemed to work pretty good, since I could pretty much stop whenever I wanted, but I didn’t plan fueling properly.  I bought a Larabar around mile 13 because I felt like I was going to pass out.  Had I bought it around mile 10, I would have been in much better shape.  Hindsight.
  • Saturday 7/22 – nothing
  • Sunday 7/23 – I was supposed to run today….

GOALS

  • JULY RESOLUTIONS – No desserts!
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training —
    • Week 12: 6 – 2 – 15
    • Week 13: 5 – 3 – 16
    • Week 14: 5 – 4 – 12
    • Week 15: 6 – 4 – 18
    • Week 16: 5 – 3 – 20
    • Week 17: 5 – 5 – 14
    • Week 18: 5 – 5 – 22
    • Week 19: 5 – 5 – 12
    • Week 20: 3 – 5 – 8
    • Week 21: 4 – 2 – 26.2