Monday, February 03, 2014

Running Wild: Weekly Wrap-up

This has been . . . a good, but also frustrating, week.

I have done all of my workouts, and enjoyed them for the most part. The frustrating part is that my body hurts, just like the "good" ol' days. After my 5 miler last week Sunday I felt more like I ran closer to 10 or more. NOT good.

I don't know why. I don't know why all of that rest and all of the PT work and all of the EVERYTHING has made it so NOTHING has changed in my body. Well, one thing that has changed is that the pin-point pain in my foot is gone, now replaced by a dull ache in the same foot. 

I meet with my physical therapist again this coming week, after not having seen him since before Christmas and am looking forward to chatting with him and hearing his suggestions.

So, with that, I present to you:

Total Miles Run: 13

Monday: Yoga

At my favorite yoga studio.

Tuesday: "TRX" class

So, I have been trying out some new classes at a new-to-me gym, and decided to do an early morning TRX class this day. I ended up having an awesome workout-- but the only thing I used the TRX for was the warm-up and cool-down! Kind of a bummer. I have been really interested in learning how to use the TRX, so hopefully my next TRX class will, well, use the TRX. 

Warm-up, then circuits of:
*squats with a stability ball between my back and the wall, lifting a ViPR overhead and out in front
*upper body work with a rip stick
*ab work on a mat with a stability ball
finished with stretching

Wednesday: 2.75 Miles Run

When I left the house it was raining a teeny bit. Once I was got close to my turn-around point the heavens opened up and I was POURED on. I was having a hard go of it in the rain, and had to get back to pick my girls up when the bus dropped them off, so I turned around a little early. By the time I got home I was soaked as soaked could be, and pretty cold, too. 

Thursday: Rest 

Friday: 4 Miles Run 

Got in a run in the morning-- I had to wait until the sun was up since I don't have any good reflective gear for being out in the dark! Pretty much every time I run I make sure to eat a little while before hand, but this run I went out on an empty stomach. Was surprised that I felt just fine the whole time, so maybe I can try this more often?

Saturday: CT at the Gym

Warm-up, then:
*12 mins on the rower
/*3 sets of 10 assisted pull-ups
 *3 sets of 10 assisted tricep dips
\*3 sets of squats w/ 10 lb weight-- to do these you sit down on a bench then stand straight up (no leaning forward!) so they are definitely trickier!
/*2 sets of 10 stability ball roll-outs
/*2 sets of 10 bridges w/ feet on ball, rolling ball in and back out
\*3 sets of 10 lunges w/ 10# plate overhead
\*3 sets of 10 squats w/ 10# plate

Sunday: 6.25 Miles Run

Finally had a wonderful run! I kept telling myself to keep my run intervals slower, and I think that helped. In addition, I dressed more appropriately for the cold weather and the sun came out and a race happened to be taking place on the path along Alki, so I spent a good portion of my run around a lot of other people-- in Seahawks gear, no less! So that just was more fun and took my mind off of things. The only bad thing was my stupid water belt kept creeping up my hips. I decided to bring it with two bottles filled in case I needed it, and it annoyed me so much! I have never had so many issues with it. Maybe it was my slippery cw-x tights?

Sunday concludes four weeks of marathon training! Woo hoo! Four down, 20 to go! 

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