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

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 10/25

SUMMARY

  • RUNNING: 0 days, 0 miles  ✔
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY: 0 days ✔ 

In case you missed it, I ran a half marathon last week with a sinus infection and fucking killed it!  Haha.  So, my goals were to do nothing, and I actually did slightly more than nothing.

WORKOUTS

  • Thursday 10/22 – Workout 1 from My Goodness Blog’s 7 Week Core Challenge – I don’t think I’m partaking in the challenge, but I did bookmark for quick and easy core workouts.
  • Saturday 10/25 – Hiking! – We brought the dog on an easy (re: flat) ~3 mile hike.

GOALS:

I’ve been thinking a lot about what my next fitness move will be.  I struggle with eating healthy and properly portioned meals.  Therefore, I must exercise to at least maintain the shape I’m in.  (I must exercise and eat healthy to improve the shape I’m in, but that’s something for another day.)

I have no races to train for, nor do I want any right now.  And I really want to work on muscle definition.  It’s reasonable to strive for exercising 4 days per week (with the expectation that sometimes is only 3x) and I do still want to do physical therapy twice a week because I like running, but what do I do with those 4 days per week?

Strength-wise, I want to keep a focus on my glutes, hips, and legs because I don’t want to lose all the fitness I’ve gained training for the half.  I also want to do more full body workouts (hello, Jillian Michaels) and ab workouts.

And then where does yoga fit in after all that?  My biggest struggle right now is fitting in all the things I should do into the 4 days I know that I can commit to.  If I “book” myself for 6 days, I’m just setting myself up for failure/disappointment.

I’m going to think more about it and come up with a more comprehensive plan, but for this coming week my goals are:

  • Workout days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • 2 at-home workouts
  • 2 runs
  • 2 PT sessions