Sunday Runday 9/10

SUMMARY

  • Run  
    • Week 20 Total = 16.3 miles
  • PT 4x  X
  • SEPTEMBER RESOLUTION – Run a Marathon
  • Yoga – 60 minutes X

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 9/4 – My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Marathon… wait, that doesn’t count… right?
  • Tuesday 9/5 – Bachelor in Paradise Marathon… still no?
  • Wednesday 9/6 – 4.6 mi @ 13 min/mi + Stretching – Flash flood warnings and impending thunderstorms deferred my outside run in the morning to the gym in the afternoon.  UGH.  STRUGGLE BUS.  I hate treadmill running, but I skipped 5 miles last week, so I had to get my act in gear.
  • Thursday 9/7 – 5K @ 9:38 min/mi + Yoga https://youtu.be/dg_66cTAVCc
  • Friday 9/8 – Nothing
  • Saturday 9/9 – 8.5 mi @ 11:53 min/mi – And…now I have new pain!  Outside, bottom of left foot.  Hooray.
  • Sunday 9/10 – PT 

GOALS

  • SEPTEMBER RESOLUTIONS – Run a marathon!
    • It’s finally here.  5 months of training and a bajillion injuries later, it’s finally here.
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training
    • Week 20: 3 – 5 – 8
    • Week 21: 4 – 2 – 26.2

 

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Sunday Runday 9/3

SUMMARY

  • Run X – I skipped a 5 mile run this week…
    • Week 19 Total = 17 miles
  • PT 4x  X
  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS: 100 Miles 
    • Total = 112
  • Yoga – 60 minutes X

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 8/28 – nada
  • Tuesday 8/29 – Foam Roll – My calves are insanely tight. 
  • Wednesday 8/30 – still nothing – It’s so hard to get up at 5AM now that the sun isn’t coming up until 5:45…  I totally skipped a 5 mile run today.  I don’t know WHAT people are talking about when they complain about the taper. lol
  • Thursday 8/31 – 5 mi @ 11:10 min/mi – Nice pace, given how sore I am.
  • Friday 9/1 – nothing
  • Saturday 9/2 – 12 mi @ 11:33 min/mi – This run felt great, surprisingly so, given how stressed I was this weekend.  So, that’s exciting!
  • Sunday 9/3 – none

GOALS

  • SEPTEMBER RESOLUTIONS – Run a marathon!
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training
    • 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 8/27

SUMMARY

  • Run
    • Week 18 Total = 32.4 miles
  • PT 4x  X
  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS: 100 Miles 
    • 107 miles done,  with 4 days to spare!!
  • Yoga – 60 minutes

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 8/21 – 5 mi @ 11:58 min/mi + Stretching + Foam Rolling – I’m really trying to kill it on the recovery…because I’m really killing my body with the running.  I tried taping my knee a different way, and it did NOT like it, which terrifies me.  A friend of mine was training for a marathon and a few weeks out, her kneecap started tracking wrong and she had to pull out of the race…uhhhhh, yeah, that’s probably worse case scenario.  Since Bachelor in Paradise was on for 2 hours tonight, I found a set of stretches instead of watching a yoga video.
  • Tuesday 8/22 – Yoga for Hamstrings
  • Wednesday 8/23 – Yoga Hips and Hamstrings + 3 mi @ 11:37 min/mi
  • Thursday 8/24 – 2.3 mi @ 11:03 
  • Friday 8/25 – PT
  • Saturday 8/26 – Foam Rolled – Just my calves.  Yeah, that’s all I did today. :-/
  • Sunday 8/27 – 22 mi @ 11:48 min/mi – I took 2 seconds off my 20 mile pace.  That’s cool.  How my body feels right now is not cool.  But I’ll survive.

GOALS

  • SEPTEMBER RESOLUTIONS – Run a marathon!
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training
    • 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 don’t think I can adequately explain how excited I am for the next 3 weeks to be done and for me to be done this stupid marathon.  I am exhausted.  Running isn’t fun anymore.  I have pains in my ankles, my hips, my quads.  The Graston Technique hurts like a mofo.  Every time I run, I can’t help but think of the damage I’m continuing to do.  Every doctor appointment I go to, I think about my bank account draining.

On one hand, I only run religiously when I’m training for a race and following a training plan.  On the other hand, this particular race is taking all the joy and stress relief out of running.   I’m done.

#ThankGodForTheTaper

Sunday Runday 8/20

SUMMARY

  • Run
    • Week 17 Total = 24 miles
  • PT 4x  X
  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS: 100 Miles
    • 75 done, 25 to go!
  • Yoga – 60 minutes X

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 8/14 – Nothing
  • Tuesday 8/15 – 1.44 mi @ 12:05 pace – Much shorter distance than planned.  Bathroom emergency.  Enough said.
  • Wednesday 8/16 – 5.2 mi @ 10:56 – Well, that worked at least.  This time I put my credit card and subway pass in my fanny pack in case I needed a bathroom ASAP, again.
  • Thursday 8/17 – PT – I totally skipped my run this morning.  With the sun rising later and later, it is hard to get up!  Also, Bachelor in Paradise keeps me up til 10pm 2 nights/week now, so it’s impossible to get enough sleep (because clearly I can’t NOT watch it live).
  • Friday 8/18 – 3.4 mi @ 10:30 min/mi
  • Saturday 8/19 – Yoga – Not only did I do yoga, but I also marched 3 miles to protest nazis, so that was fucking cool.
  • Sunday 8/20 – Pre-Run Yoga + 14 mi @ 13 min/mi + Post Run Yoga – So, I accidentally mapped a route on a legit hiking trail – steep incline, rocks, logs, the whole 9 yards.  I had to get off it and just run through neighborhoods, guessing when to head back home and still hit the right mileage.  Oops.

GOALS

  • AUGUST RESOLUTIONS – 100 Miles
  • PT 4x
  • Yoga & Foam Rolling
  • Marathon training — Ok, I didn’t quite get the 5-5-14 this week, but maybe it was more beneficial to run 4 days, instead of only 3?  I’m starting to worry a bit that I’m not running enough…eeeeek.  I’m almost there.
    • 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