I have five weeks to go – can you believe it? If you had told me a year ago I would be able to fit running in on my lunch hour, I would have told you that you were crazy. Now, though, it’s my new normal and I’m so glad I do it. It saves me so much time in the morning and evening when I know I won’t get it done.
I need to add stretching into my goals for the next week. I think I’d really benefit from a lot of stretching.
Back when I was marathon training, I started having some soreness in my hamstring. The marathon really did a number on my legs, and now three weeks later, the soreness lingers – and is sometimes pretty bad. It hurts when I walk, run, sit. I’m definitely going to get it checked out, but I think I may know what is wrong (thanks to dr. Google) and stretching and rest is what I need. Right now, though, I’m going to push through it so I can complete the half marathon next month.
Now. My workouts!
Tuesday – Off to a great start for this week! I ran 3.5ish miles at lunch. My Garmin said 3.8 miles, but my boss’s running app said 3.4. I don’t know why my Garmin was so different from her app. We ran for 37 minutes and it was a really good run.
Wednesday – sick baby. No running.
Thursday – 3 miles – It was freezing. Literally, the high for Thursday was 34 degrees. I’m not a fan of cold weather (running in it) and the wind was brutal. I pushed through, though.
Friday – 7 miles – 1 hour, 18 minutes. I ran the first half before I met up with my boss and finished out my run. It was still cold and a little windy, but not as bad as Thursday. I wanted to get my long run of the week done by Friday because rain was forecast for the whole weekend. I felt good, with the exception of landing on my ankle wrong at one point and a nagging pain in my upper hamstring. More on that sometime soonish. I need to get my leg checked out.
Saturday – Walked one mile. Feeling very sore, so I thought I could use a mostly rest day.
Sunday – Ran 2 miles. Still very cold, but it wasn’t quite as windy. I really just wanted to see if a day of rest was helping my leg. It kind of helped. I wasn’t AS sore, but my leg was still in some pain.
Monday – Level 2 of the 30-day Shred. It was so cold and I’m feeling like I may be coming down with a cold, so I opted for a cardio workout indoors. My leg felt good when I was doing side to side work, but anything that involved kicking forward was painful.
I hit my goal of running at least 4 times. I’m going to continue that goal for next week.
More core workouts.
Take a good look at my food intake. Re-evaluate. (I may need to recommit to Weight Watchers. For real.)
Increase water intake. Drink at least 64 ounces each day.
How was your week?