Last Week’s Run Training Plan
Monday – 7K
Tuesday – REST
Wednesday – HOME PRACTICE
Thursday – 6K + STRENGTHENING
Friday – REST
Saturday – REST
Sunday – 14K
Okay October has been quite the busy month. I didn’t have time to do a Monday on the Run run training recap last week but I swear I ran 3 times the week before ;) Trust me haha.
So let’s get into last week’s workouts. The last few months, I’ve been incorporating Heart Rate Training with my Polar V800 and have been trying to build mileage in zone 2. On Monday, we tried something different and did my first “workout” by running the first 5K in zone 2 and picking up to zone 3 for the last two. It was a great opportunity for me to add a little speed to my run without over-doing it. The last few weeks, my legs have wanted to pick up the pace and go as fast as they can! I have a habit of running negative splits so every since my long runs have gone over 10K, my legs automatically try to speed up on the way back home so I have to watch my watch like a hawk to keep my HR low.
Wednesday I spent a few minutes on the mat for sun salutations. I’ve been feeling a little off recently because I haven’t been practicing as often as I’d like so it was a nice little break to re-connect.
Thursday was an easy 6K plus the usual strengthening routine.
Saturday, I spent the morning visiting my massage therapist. I noticed over the last two weeks, my body had been hurting after my runs. Thursday night, I was in so much pain that I couldn’t sleep and ended up rolling on my foam roller at 2PM. Note: turns out I haven’t been rolling as much as I should recently (aka none) and I thought I was going to DIE when I got rolling. Holy crap, I have a high pain tolerance so I was shocked. Turns out, my first guess of “oh is this pain just aging pains? Is this what it’s like to be old?” and “maybe my body isn’t used to my weight gain on the long runs?” was wrong. It seems like my ITB is not too happy with me but after an hour on the massage table, I’m feeling pretty good! I also stopped by the STWM expo to see if I could score some deals and H ended up with shoes and compression sleeves and I got a shirt. Not bad for two people who aren’t actually racing hahahaha. Oh and I ended up purchasing a kettle bell after we left the expo so you know, going to step up that strengthen routine.
Sunday I slept in and was a little worried about running since I was in so much pain Thursday. Starting slow, I felt pretty good and I ended up finishing my 14K run with no pain! I’m quite happy over how the week ended and I’m so proud of all my friends who ran STWM.
Let’s chat! How was your week? Did you try anything new? Any goal races?
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