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.
Jasyoga Baby Got Back and calf reset video.
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)!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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?