Monday, June 10, 2013

Running Wild: Weekly Wrap-up

Total Miles Run: 14.5

Monday: Rest and PT

Tuesday: 5.5 miles run

This started as a very hilly run and ended as a very blissful run. I don't know what happened, but I got faster and faster towards the end, eventually pushing the pace down to somewhere around the 8:00 min/mile territory. It felt wonderful. Like my muscles were all finally working together correctly and my body forgot about it's injuries. I honestly thought for a moment, wow, what if I got some of this stuff under control, would I be able to become a faster, maybe even much faster, runner? 

Wednesday: Strength 

I had a sick kiddo at home on Wednesday so I couldn't get to the gym for a workout. No problemo, I improvised! I went through this circuit five times:

*10 fly bridges
*10 prisoner squats
*10 sumo high rows
*10 push-ups
*1 minute plank

Thursday: Elliptical and Rower

The top of my foot was worrying me, so I decided not to run. I did two rounds of 15 mins elliptical/5 mins row machine then I worked on some exercises my PT gave me.

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Strength

Warm-up, then:

*4 sets of 15 35# kettlebell swings, superset w/ 35# kettlebell sumo squats
*3 sets of 12 torso twists on the cable machine at 22.5#
*3 sets of 10 lat-pull downs on the cable machine at 15#/17.5#/20#
*3 sets of 10 single-leg deadlifts at 40#/50#/50# superset w/ jumping rope
*3 sets of 10 Russian twists with 10#/25#/25#
*3 sets of 10 planks on the bosu ball 
*PT exercises

Sunday: 9 Miles Run

I met up with a friend of mine who was a runner, but I had never run with her before. We had so much fun together! We chatted the whole way and the miles flew by quickly. My friend usually runs at 5:00 am, which is insanely early to me. She agreed to meet me a bit later, at 6:00 am, which wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. In fact, I really enjoyed having my long run done and coconut latte in hand before 8:00 am! 

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