Weekly Training Recap: a Windy Week

Happy Tuesday aka Weekly Training Recap Day!

Week at a Glance:

Training for: Nothing specific, just building/maintaining a base.

Days running: 4

Days lifting: 1

Days jasyoga: 7

Miles this week: 22 miles

The very best part of my week was an awesome 10-miler on Saturday. Otherwise it was another difficult week to find work/life/run balance.

Three days last week I worked 10 hours and then on Friday I worked 11 hours. Add a daily two hour commute on top of those hours and as you can imagine many nights I was just mentally exhausted.

I am proud that I still got in four good days of running! Without having a coach to hold me accountable I feel like I would have skipped my run several days instead of just one day.

Monday 

Jasyoga Baby Got Back and calf reset video. 

Tuesday 

4 easy miles plus the calf and hip reset videos from Jasyoga.

There was nothing spectacular about this run. My calves felt tight this night so I took it extra easy.

The thing about my calves is that they’re normally tight the first half mile to mile and then they loosen up. However, during that first mile-ish they can be truly awful. This was one of those nights; I had to keep reminding myself that it would get better (and of course it did)!

Wednesday 

Jasyoga Run Your Core and calf reset videos. 

This was supposed to be my speed work day. I had a fartlek on the schedule, but I just had no energy to do it after work.

Wednesday is always my hardest day of the week, and the day I am most likely to skip a run no matter what it’s like (easy, speed, bridge, etc). It’s just always a long day for me at work.

Thursday 

4 easy miles, 10 strides and the calf reset video. 

Another warm evening, but my calves felt a lot better than they did on Tuesday. I did the Running Scavenger Hunt this night to keep myself entertained!

Friday 

Jasyoga plank workout video as well as the hip and calf reset videos. 

My coach told me that you’re supposed to do the calf reset videos several days in a row if you have tight calves. Since this is a persistent issue for me I’ve been doing the calf video every day for about two weeks now.

I honestly do believe that the video is helping. Immediately after doing the routine (which I know by heart at this point) my calves feel so much better. It really does provide instant relief!

Saturday 

10 easy miles + calf reset video. 

The weather really cooled off on Friday night which made my run on Saturday really nice. The only complaint I have is that the wind was gusting at 20+ mph and it was relentless.

Even so, I had such an amazing run. The kind that dreams are made of! I ended up running negative splits and I still felt like I had more to give.

That run was fun!

Sunday 

4 easy miles + calf reset and hip reset videos.

The wind on Sunday was unbearable. It was blowing at a steady 22mph according to the weather app, and I’m pretty sure some of those gusts must have gotten up to 30mph.

I forgot my Garmin at home, which is fine since this was just a recovery run anyway. If I had worn my watch I bet it would have clocked me at one mile per hour!

The wind was blowing so hard, I was leaning into it with my whole body. If the wind had suddenly stopped blowing I literally would have fallen onto my face.

This was not really an enjoyable run, although I do like the way the beach looks when it’s stormy. I think it’s beautiful.

How were your workouts last week?
Did it get super windy by you too?
Best run you had last week? 

9 comments

  1. Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    Running in the wind is so tough! Im glad the calf video is helping you. Thats awesome that you have been getting in your workouts more consistently now that you’re working with a coach!
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    1. Kristina

      The calf video is definitely helping! When I first started doing it my left calf was so tight I could barely do the move where you sort of flex your calf, but now there is definite movement!

  2. Denise @ An Academic Athlete

    It was so windy here too. Luckily I mostly run loops, so only one leg is straight into the wind, but it definitely is intense! My best run last week was probably an interval run last Tuesday–I didn’t want to go out, but ended up nailing all 6 of my 800s. 🙂
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    1. Kristina

      I ran two 5 mile loops but unfortunately they were north-south and the wind was blowing east-west so I got it both ways! There at the end for a little bit the wind seemed to change pattern but for most of the run I was leaning into the wind.

      Great job on those 800s!!!!!!

  3. Nathaly Abrahan

    I’m on active rest so no runs / lower-body workouts for me. I could only lift weights at the gym on my upper body.

    Great week of training Kristina!
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    1. Kristina

      Thanks Nathaly! Get those gainz! 😀

  4. Jenny

    Wow!! I am super impressed you get all that in AND work those hours and have that commute!!! Puts all my excuses to shame LOL.
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    1. Kristina

      Hhhahaha noooo we all have our challenges!

  5. Agness of Fit Travelling

    I usually avoid running when it’s windy, but you are so motivational, Kristina! Amazing article!

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