Training seems to be flying by, I honestly keep forgetting to put weekly training updates up. It has turned into monthly updates. Better late than never!
This cycle has been good but I have also had some setbacks from winter training. I started out with runners knee that felt like it took forever to get rid of. Then I slipped on ice and that caused my knee to ache up until probably this week. No training cycle is perfect but you still have good workouts here and there. I honestly prefer the training cycle where you don’t seem to catch a break because it helps me mentally, some might say the opposite but for me I get to the line with more determination and fight than if everything went swimmingly.
Alright enough talking, time for the recaps.
January 29 to February 4
Tuesday: 10 miles easy and 30 minutes of strength
Wednesday: 2.5 mile run with lyla and walks with lyla – knee was bothering me
Thursday: 7.25 treadmill miles and no pain! Then yoga 🧘♀️
Friday: 6.8 miles with strides
Saturday: 6 easy and my first sports massage!
Sunday: 3 mile easy warmup then the midwinter classic (1:08:30 PR) and 2.35 cool down for 15.35
Total miles 48
February 5 to February 11
Monday: 8 easy – was sore from the race
Tuesday: 8 easy – soreness was better
Wednesday: 2 mile warm up – 4 miles at 7 minute pace – 1 mile down
Thursday: yoga for 45 minutes
Friday: rest day!
Saturday: 8.5 easy miles
Sunday: 7 miles easy – 10 miles at GP 7:20 – 1.5 mile cool down for 18.5 miles total – did this one on the treadmill
Total miles 50.1
February 12 to February 18
Monday: rest day!
Tuesday: 2 easy – 3 miles at 6:55 – quick cool down due to stomach problems and added in an arm and core workout
Wednesday: 8 easy and a leg workout
Thursday: yoga and rolling
Friday: 7.8 miles – stopped short because my foot hurt and did some rolling instead
Saturday: 10 easy some of the miles were with lyla – then strength and mobility
Sunday: HIIT workout
Total miles 31.25 for a cutback week
February 19 to February 25
Monday: 9 miles easy
Tuesday: 10 easy with 10×20 seconds fast
Wednesday: 8.5 easy with leg workout
Thursday: rest day
Friday: rest day – chose sleep over running
Saturday: 7 easy – 11.25 miles at GP (7:26, 7:28, 7:02, 7:19, 7:13, 7:21, 7:14, 7:40, 7:16, 7:13, 7:30, 7:23) – cool down to 20.25 – wasn’t crazy about how this went but got a sports massage and did two rounds of an upper body/core workout after
Sunday: 7 easy plus running mobility and strength
Total miles 55.75
February 26 to March 4
Monday: 8.65 easy miles and leg workout
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: 9 easy plus strength and mobility
Thursday: 1 mile up – 6.75 miles at threshold (6:42, 6:49, 7:09, 6:58, 7:08, 7:04, 7:05) – cool down to 8 miles
Friday: 20 minutes of yoga and rolling
Saturday: 16.6 miles easy
Sunday: 8 easy miles with friends and arms and core workout
Total miles 50.45
Now you are all caught up on the last month for me! On paper it looks good but I definitely have had some setback and struggles that are making my confidence lack a little bit. We shall see how the next month goes, one day at a time!