Sunday Runday 7/9

SUMMARY

  • Run X
    • Week 11 Total =  miles
  • PT 4x  X
  • JULY RESOLUTIONS: No desserts  
    • I had dessert on Friday.  Clearly the best thing to do when I really can’t run or exercise.
  • Yoga – 60 minutes  X

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 7/3 – Abs – Given that it hurts to walk right now, I’m holding off on PT and running for the time being, so yay abs.
  • Tuesday 7/4 – Abs – Still just abs for now.
  • Wednesday 7/5 -PT + Abs – I tried out some of my PT exercises and completed shorter sets of them.  I see the doctor tomorrow about my tendinitis, so fingers crossed I can run soon.
  • Thursday 7/6 – Graston! – So this isn’t exercise and no, I didn’t do PT or Abs today.  I went to the chiropractor who scraped out the bumps in my tendon, taped it, and iced it.  If you haven’t heard of the Graston technique, it uses a set of metal tools to pretty much literally dig into soft tissue, break it up, and smooth it out.  Feels almost as pleasant as it sounds.  He said I’ll be able to run by Saturday, which is definitely not the answer I would have gotten from a traditional physical therapist.  I’ve been freaking out about missing training this week, right as I’m entering the 2nd half of my training plan that has the longer, more challenging distances.  Trying to remind myself that I had an extra “light” week in here that I can take out and that it’s not the end of the world.  I just don’t know if I can run a marathon with tender tendons and not enough training.
  • Friday 7/7 – nothing – And I was originally doing 15 miles today…. I’m feeling pretty defeated.
  • Saturday 7/8 2.8 miles @ 11:56 pace – My ankle is extremely sore to the touch, but running went pretty well, though I’m still super cautious.
  • Sunday 7/9 – nothing

 

GOALS

  • JULY RESOLUTIONS – No desserts!
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training — I’ve adjusted for my injury…
    • Week 10: 4 – 4 – 14
    • Week 11: 3
    • 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
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Sunday Runday 7/2

SUMMARY

  • Run 
    • Week 10 Total = 21.4 miles
  • PT 4x  
  • JUNE RESOLUTIONS: Go to sleep by 9pm on weeknights X
  • JULY RESOLUTIONS I’m switching July and August resolutions.  I was supposed to run 100 miles in the month, but my training plan only gets me to around 90, so I don’t want to overtrain.  Thus, July is now “No desserts or breakfasts that could pass for desserts”
    • There will be 1 exception to this resolution – My dad’s wedding.
  • Yoga – 60 minutes

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 6/26 – 2.5 mi @ 10:44 min/mi + Hip Opener Yoga + PT + Abs – This was an impromptu run.  We went out last night and uber’d home instead of driving, so I had to run and get the car this morning.
  • Tuesday 6/27 – PT
  • Wednesday 6/28 – 0.8 mi run @ 16 min/mi + PT + – This was an attempt at a 2 mile run with the dog.  She’s lazy.
  • Thursday 6/29 – 4 mi run @ 11:07 min/mi 
  • Friday 6/30 – nothing
  • Saturday 7/1 – 14 mi run @ 12:47 min/mi + Yoga – This was the first run where I thought I might not finish, but my average pace turned out okay.  I did pause MapMyRun for a minute and sat on the curb when I only had 1 mile left…   For yoga, I was determined to do an hour, started that 40 minute video, and stopped 15 minutes in.  It wasn’t great and my legs are SO tight that I was cramping at everything.  I’ll try again tomorrow.
  • Sunday 7/2 –  Yoga for Hamstrings + Yoga for When You’re Feeling Sore + PT + Abs 

GOALS

  • JULY RESOLUTIONS – No desserts!
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training:
    • Week 10: 4 – 4 – 14
    • Week 11: 4 – 4 – 15
    • Week 12: 6 – 3 – 16
    • Week 13: 5 – 4 – 13
    • Week 14: 4 – 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 6/25

SUMMARY

  • Run 
    • Week 9 Total = 16.8 miles
  • PT 4x  
  • JUNE RESOLUTIONS: Go to sleep by 9pm on weeknights X
    • 1 night out of 5 — this one’s shaping up to be even worse than the “no drinking on work nights” goal
  • Yoga – 60 minutes

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 6/19 – Abs + Yoga + PT – starting off strong!
  • Tuesday 6/20 – nothing – I watched 4 episodes of The Fosters instead of doing anything.  I wonder how productive I’d be if I stopped watching TV, but that’s not a life I want to live. lol
  • Wednesday 6/21 – 4 miles @ 11:36 min/mi + Abs – I need to do more yoga…
  • Thursday 6/22 – PT 
  • Friday 6/23 – 3.3 miles @ 11:37 min/mi + PT
  • Saturday 6/24 – nothing, again…oops
  • Sunday 6/25 – 9 miles @ 12:27 min/mi + PT + Yoga – Not the best run.  I missed one turn, making me go slightly off route and then my whole route outline disappeared from MapMyRun, so I spent FOREVER bringing up my routes on the web version to follow along and make sure I was going the right way.  And to think, I was almost excited that I missed a turn, because usually I’m stopping and looking at my phone so often just to take a break that it would be impossible for me to go off route.  ALSO, I MOTHERFUCKING DID ALL MY PT AND YOGA THIS WEEK!  That’s first in IDK how long.

GOALS

  • PT 4x
  • Yoga – 60 minutes
  • JUNE RESOLUTIONS: Go to sleep by 9pm on weeknights
  • Marathon training:
    • Week 9: 4 – 3 – 9
    • Week 10: 4 – 4 – 14
    • Week 11: 4 – 4 – 15
    • Week 12: 5 – 3 – 16
    • Week 13: 5 – 4 – 13
    • Week 14: 4 – 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*
      • *I have dubbed these “Holy Shit” runs because those are the ones I look at and exclaim, “Holy shit!”  For some reason 16 miles doesn’t make me panic, but 18+ does.

Sunday Runday 6/11 and 6/18

SUMMARY

I was in Texas visiting my little sisters over the weekend of 6/11, so I just extended this blog post for 2 weeks since I didn’t get to it from TX.

  • Run 
    • Week 7 Total = 16 miles
    • Week 8 Total = 17.4 miles
  • PT 4x
  • JUNE RESOLUTIONS: Go to sleep by 9pm on weeknights X
    • 1 night out of 10
  • Yoga – 60 minutes X

WORKOUTS

WEEK 7

  • Monday 6/5 – PT
  • Tuesday 6/6 – nothing
  • Wednesday 6/7 – 5 mi @ 12:04 min/mi – I actually cut this short because my feet and ankles started to experience a significant amount of pain – yay tendinitis.  PT. EVERY. DAY. FROM. NOW. ON.
  • Thursday 6/8 – PT + Abs – Finally getting back to my 30 Day Fitness app, but it had started over because I had to get a new phone, so I’m going with abs now.  Maybe I’ll add butt, too.  I was supposed to run today, but I’m resting my feet/tendons/inflammation.  Work smarter, not harder?
  • Friday 6/9 – nothing
  • Saturday 6/10 – nothing
  • Sunday 6/11 – 10.9 mi @ 13:11 min/mi – Umm, I really really really hate running in the heat and especially in the Texas sun.

WEEK 8

  • Monday 6/12 – nothing – Officially, nothing – but we did do a ~4 mile nature walk with my sisters, so that counts for a little bit of something.
  • Tuesday 6/13 – 2 mi @ 13:30 min/mi – My work had a volunteer day at the Esplanade (park along the Charles River).  We were weeding in 90 degree heat for a few hours and my plan was to run home 3.6 miles from there.  Well, after weeding out in the sun for a few hours, trying to run home in a cotton t-shirt with a backpack felt rather impossible, so I got on an air conditioned bus after 2 miles.
  • Wednesday 6/14 – PT + Abs + Hamstring Stretches – I’m only on Day 2 of an “Easy Abs” program, but lordy, 16 sit ups is really hard for me.
  • Thursday 6/15 – 5K @ 9:07 min/mi – My fastest pace since last July!
  • Friday 6/16 – nothing
  • Saturday 6/17 – nothing
  • Sunday 6/18 – 12 mi @ 12:40 min/mi – Well I at least improved on my last long run pace.  At this rate, I’ll finish my marathon just shy of 6 hours…

GOALS

  • I’m moving PT and Yoga to the top of the list.  Marathon ain’t happening if I’m hurt.
    • PT 4x
    • Yoga – 60 minutes
  • JUNE RESOLUTIONS: Go to sleep by 9pm on weeknights – I swear I’m trying.
  • Marathon training:
    • Week 7: 3 – 4 – 11
    • Week 8: 4 – 3 – 12
    • Week 9: 4 – 3 – 9
    • Week 10: 4 – 3 – 14
    • Week 11: 4 – 3 – 15