Monday. Another Monday. Another week of training. Another bleary eyed start to the week. Today was especially brutal in the sleepy department. I could hardly stay awake in class, and needless to say, my recovery run didn’t happen.
Tuesday. It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep will do for a body! We had a leg workout planned for class today, and since I still had homework to do, I skipped CrossFit. But hello, legs! I decided to go all out on my last set of deadlifts and hit a deadlift PR at 135 pounds! Tonight at track, my hamstrings were protesting, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to run fast. The track workout was 8 x 600. I usually struggle to run any distance over 400 meters at track pace, but I knocked out those 600s without a problem. Yay! Maybe I am getting stronger! The icing on the cake was getting to celebrate my niece’s fourth birthday after track.Wednesday. Holy sore hamstrings. Walking is a challenge. I’m not sure how I’m going to run tonight, especially after that CrossFit WOD this morning that had me running (or more like shuffling) 100 meters while holding a 45 pound kettlebell… I decided to run a slow couple of miles before our group run tonight in the hope of loosening up my hamstrings. It worked a little. Our group run was 4 miles at tempo pace, so I got in a total of 6 miles. I’m not sure my legs would have carried me much further.
Thursday. Wow, I am really second guessing the wisdom of that set of super heavy deads. My hamstrings are still super tight. But I decided to get my recovery run in as soon as class was over. I knew if I went home first, good intentions wouldn’t be enough to get me out the door again. I was hoping to get 6 miles in, but even with walking intervals, I only got in a little over 5 miles. My legs just couldn’t take it. And I know that just as important as getting in miles is listening to my body. I don’t want to push myself too much and risk injury. Plus, it was super hot. I wound up with this interesting sunburn. Fun way to go to work…
Friday. Finally a rest day. My legs don’t feel quite as tight and sore, but all the same, I’m glad I can just rest today. Rest and roll. That’s all I did. Seriously.
Saturday. My legs felt almost normal when I woke up, thankfully. I’m not sure I could have faced a 13 mile run with sore legs. It took me a while to wake up, but once I found my rhythm, it was a pretty good run. It was stinkin’ humid, but there was a nice breeze that made half marathon distance bearable.
All in all, it was a fairly uneventful but solid week of training. I got in a total of 27 miles. What do I need to do differently next week?
- Stay the course. Focus on the goal. Be determined to get those runs in. (I see a lot of pep talks in my future over the next few weeks!)
Talk to me:
My niece had a Flash themed birthday party. Who’s your favorite super hero?
What’s the worse sunburn you’ve ever had?