I’m glad today is a rest day (I’m making it one) because my achilles is killing me for some reason. It really hurts going down the stairs and I really hope it’s just soreness.
Here’s how last week’s training went:
Tuesday: yoga class (ShoeBuy event), then 3 miler. I could barely finish this run. Of course as I started running the rain stopped, and the sun came out. Making it a really hot and muggy run. I had to stop and walk a few times, and basically walked the last half mile.
Wednesday: 6 miles. 1.5 mile warm up, 5×5 minutes at 5K effort with 1 min. rest in between, 1.5 mile cooldown. Actually felt really great! Also probably because the weather was actually good for running (low 70s, cloudy, no humidity).
I was dreading this workout because I doubted myself (once again) but then ended up feeling really good running at a harder pace.
Thursday: off (it was my brother’s graduation day)
Friday: Long run – 7 miles. We were supposed to do 8 but AGAIN was not feeling good because of the heat and humidity. I’m still adjusting and it sucks how it affects your running. For me, it’s mainly my breathing. I feel really out of breath throughout the run, which makes me stop and walk to catch me breath. So I cut this run short.
Saturday: 5 miles. After a crappy run yesterday, I decided to do something harder today. I did a 1 mile warmup, 1 mile time trial (8:27), 2×800, 1×400, a few strides, then 1 mile cooldown. I felt good during the run (and it was drizzling and cool out!), but afterwards my achilles got really tight and still hurts today. Really hoping this goes away.
Sunday: easy 3 mile recovery run.
TOTAL: 24 miles
This week, my goal is to start lifting regularly. I plan on going today and Wednesday…perhaps Friday too, we’ll see. My mom and I want to do our long runs on Friday evenings so that our weekends are freed up. I really prefer this to waking up early on a Saturday (and also sacrificing plans in the summer with friends).
So far, so good!
When do you prefer to do your long runs?
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