Here we are again – another Sunday – another Weekly Workout Wrap-Up –
This week was very different from last week – as I was tapering down my mileage in preparation for my 10K that I ran earlier today. Add in the achilles tightness – and I found myself having a pretty low-key week!
Let’s get to this week’s run down:
- Monday: 3.5 mile run, strength training
- Tuesday: 4.0 mile run
- Wednesday: 2.5 mile run, ab work & strength
- Thursday: 25 min elliptical, 1 mile run, strength training
- Friday: 1 mile run, 60 min. Yoga
- Saturday: 1 hour hike (about 3.5 miles)
- Sunday: 10 K! (6.2 miles) Check out my race recap! –1.5 mile walk around town
Total Miles Ran: 18.2 miles(run) 5.0 miles (walk) 23.2 miles total
How I felt this week: After a week with no obligations, I had to return to work on Tuesday. With that being said, I was a little bit more tired then usual – as I had to readjust to getting to bed early and actually doing something all day long. In addition to that, you may remember that I was having difficulty with a tight achilles tendon. I was extremly proud of myself for how I handled this situation though.
You see, I am the type of person who will ignore my body. (I know..tisk tisk!). I just push and push and push.. and then usually face even more of a set back. I am really trying hard to listen to my body and take rest days when I need to – or lighten up my training load if I feel it necessary.
And that is just what I did. After hobbling around school all day on Tuesday – and still feeling the same pains on Wednesday – I abandoned my training plan. .. which to me, kind of feels like breaking the law!
I still ran or corss trained, but I took it easy. And my body said,
“Thank you, Cait. You finally listned to me. I am going to reward you by loosening that achilles tendon. Have a great race on Sunday!”
Did I do what I had planned to do?
Well, as planned, my mileage decreased.
I went to yoga on Friday. It felt amazing once again. It was a different instructor this time – and I really liked her. She was very interactive – was making sure everyone had their poses correctly, made adjustments, etc. I am happy that this is the time slot that fits into my schedule.
I strength trained more then I thought I would be able to since I strayed from the training plan – getting some sort of sort of strength training in 3 times this week! Were they the best strength training sessions I’ve ever day – ABSOLUTELY NOT – but hey, it is something
What I would like to see next week:
- Strength Train 3x – at least 30 minute sessions
- Take a cardio kick-boxing class at the gym
- Go for a long run outside
- Continue with 1 Yoga session on Friday afternoon
- Hydrate more – it is getting warm – and I need those fluids
- Sign up for another race 🙂 – I think I’ve got the racing bug! 🙂
By the way – the OFFICIAL results have been posted for the race!
I finished 8th in my age group! I am bubbling! I know it says 6th down there – but it doesn’t include the top finishers (including my girl Nikki!.. 3rd place for her.. 2nd in the age group!)
I was in a dead sprint at the end to beat this other chick.. we had been going back and forth all race. I had to get in front of her. Apparently she was not in my age group! In fact, she was 50. I hope to still be running like this when I am 50!
I am totally loving setting goals right now. It really keeps my mind focused and my eye on the prize. What is even better – is that I am actually writing down these goals, so I feel that I am held accountable for trying to achieve them! I am looking forward to continuing this goal setting – and am going to eventually extend this into setting life goals! 🙂