Monday, September 09, 2013

Running Wild: Weekly Wrap-up

Total Miles Run: 15

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 3 Miles Run

This run was in the pitch black early in the morning. I don't run a lot with my friend very early in the morning, but the last time we did it was light out when I met her! Not anymore. I definitely need some reflective gear if I'm going to keep this running schedule up!

Wednesday: Strength 

Warm-up, then:
/*3 sets of 10 35# kettlebell swings
\*3 sets of 10 35# kettlebell sumo squats
*3 sets of 8 pistol squats
*3 sets of 8 dumbbell snatches w/ 15#/20#25# 
/*3 sets of 8 single-leg deadlifts w/ 40#/50#/50#
\*3 sets of 10 overhead lunges with 25#
*3 sets of 8 straight leg raises on the weight bench

Thursday: 5 Miles Run

Nothing exciting, just out and back from my house. I tried to keep the pace a little quick, finishing the 5 miles, with stop lights and a couple walk breaks, in 50:00.

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Strength

I met my friend Sarah at the gym for a workout. We haven't worked out together in way too long, we had a lot to catch up on! Definitely took our own sweet time, but got in a good workout.

Warm-up, then:
/*3 sets of 8 pull-ups w/ the band
\*3 sets of 8 bent-over rows w/ 45#
*2 sets of 10 bench presses w/ 45#/55#
*1 sets of 5 bench presses w/ 65#
/*3 sets of 10 stability ball roll-outs
\*3 sets of 30 sec plank w/ elbows on stability ball

Sunday: 7 Miles Run

I met up with my friend Sally and we did 7 miles on the Burke Gilman trail. She met me about in the middle of 12 miles that she was doing for the day. We had a great run, the miles flew by really quickly! Not just figuratively, but our last mile I kept look at my Garmin and it was often reading in the low 9:00's! I still don't understand why this was an easier, conversational pace for me on this day, but a serious struggle on my shorter runs.

The last few days I have been feeling extremely nervous because I am not sure if I have another stress fracture. Yes, BOO. While massaging my foot I found a spot on my second metatarsal that was painful to press on. I don't have any pain while walking or running-- so I am so far considering this a somewhat positive sign. Last time I had a stress fracture my foot hurt when I ran on it. On Sunday it didn't hurt at all while running the 7 miles, but it was sore afterwards. UGH. I don't know what to think about it, but I decided I was going to stay away from my podiatrist for now. I know for sure he will say he suspects a stress fracture and tell me to stay off of it. I think I might take a break from running for a few days, ice it, and see how it feels. So frustrated. 

1 comment:

  1. Great week of workouts, way to go! Sorry to hear about the maybe-stress fracture. I hope that it's nothing but some silly little pain.

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