This week has not been easy in the workout department, and it’s almost enough to make me want to quit. But, I am determined to finish this race, even if I have to walk. I have decided to start keeping a record of my workouts on my blog, to help keep myself accountable over the next 10 weeks. I will list the recommended workouts from my training plan (from Runner’s World), and I will make note of any changes that I make to the plan. I’ve already realized, sometimes you just have to adapt to how your body is feeling! Here’s how this week went:
Tuesday: 2 miles
/Rest ( 1 hour power walk)
3 miles 1.5 miles + Yoga for Runners
Sunday: 5 miles
I struggled with aches and pains this week. My calves hurt to the point where I wasn’t sleeping at night, and when a half hour of stretching and foam rolling wasn’t helping, I decided to skip most cross training days, and just rest. My training plan allows for some flexibility since I’m only running three days a week, and if I need to take an extra rest day, it’s not a big deal. I was planning to do my long run on Saturday, but realized that it would do more harm than good. Waiting until Sunday was the best decision I made workout wise this week. My calves hurt, but I ran at an easy pace and finished all 5 miles. I have a pair of compression sleeves on the way, so I’m hoping that they will help with the shin and calf pain I’ve been dealing with. In the meantime, foam rolling, resting, and icing will become my hobbies .