Weekly Training Recap: Ouch, My Shin!
Hi there! I’m coming at ya today with my weekly training recap. Just like last week I’m following the format that Jen from Dashing in Style uses.
Week at a Glance
Training for: Nothing specific. I have a couple of races coming up that I want to feel strong and healthy for, but I am not planning for either to be PR races. I just want to enjoy myself and build a solid base for spring.
Days running: 5
Miles this week: 18.5 (another low-for-me mileage week)
Easy Run: 3 miles
This day was my first day of work in 2017! I came home still feeling a little bit sick from my sinus infection, but overall feeling a lot better than I had the previous week. The fresh air definitely helped energize me after a long day in the office!
Easy Run: 4 miles
Started this run in the daylight and ended it in the dark. Isn’t it funny how fast the sun sets? It sets at a much faster pace than I run :). Day two back in the office and I was feeling drained, but getting out there for a few miles felt nice to help me de-stress!
Easy run: 4 miles
This day was hell. During my drive home from work my stomach was in knots and when I got home I had… bad times. I went out for a run and I’m glad I did, but when I got home I had more bad times. Oy. I don’t know what I ate but it was really bad!
Bridge Repeats: 3.5 miles (1 mi w/up, 6 repeats, 1 mi c/down)
This was the day that I finally felt like my sinus infection was gone and I was excited to get in some harder miles. I decided on six bridge repeats, which are my favorite type of running workout. I feel like you get speed and strength in during the same session – more bang for your buck!
I think it was this day that I bruised my shin though. I came barreling down the bridge on the first repeat and my left foot slipped on some sand. I think my right foot must have come down really hard to brace myself so I wouldn’t fall and that did a little damage. I’m sure it’ll be fine!
I didn’t run this day. The streak came to a premature end.
Easy run: 3 miles + 1 fast mile
The weather was COLD this day! Like mid-60s cold! Even though I knew my shin was feeling sensitive I couldn’t help myself. I had to go out running and take advantage of the weather.
Unfortunately my phone died about .5 mile into this run. Lately my phone has been randomly dying a lot even though the battery life looks fine. I recently read that it’s a known problem with iPhone 6S/6S+ devices so I’m going to see about getting a free battery replacement.
I picked up the pace for the last mile here because I was freezing and also I was bored due to my phone having died early on.
Strength Training + Core
My shin was really bothering me this day. It hurt even when I was just sitting on the couch. Given that my run streak had officially ended up Friday due to the shooting in Fort Lauderdale, I decided to treat my leg right and take a rest day.
I’ve rescheduled my long run for TODAY! 🙂
Now that I get home from work early I can get in higher mileage on week days which is nice. It gives me the freedom to push a long(er) run to a week night when need be. That never could have happened before! I’m loving it!
What are your work hours? What are your DREAM work hours?
Do you like doing bridge/hill repeats?