Sunday, May 12, 2019

Weekly Running Report: May 12, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well.

Any recent races or ones coming up? Which ones? How's training or how'd they go?

I ran the Flying pig Marathon last week (my review still in the works). This week was a "recovery" week. No training plan for another week or so. Just doing what I was comfortable with.

My Week in Training:

Monday: 1 mile. (for the streak). Sunday was the Flying Pig Marathon. Woke up a few times, some slight soreness to say the least. Coffee, hydrate, stretch and down to the hotel gym. Started at 7mph, manageable, the last .25 upped it a bit more. A very brief workout afterward. Core is probably the only thing not sore. Crunches and planks, done.

Monday day, took a drive to Indianapolis to do a touristy walk. Canal Walk, which includes the USS Indianapolis Memorial, and White River State Park. Scenic walk after a marathon? Sick in the head, huh? lol.. It wasn't that bad. Except for stairs. Stairs were rough in general. 13k steps for the day.
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Tuesday: 2 miles. Starting to feel better today. Able to sleep without the general soreness. 2 miles in the hotel gym. Brief workout after. Core, plus two sets of arms/chest.
Tuesday day, did some touristy stuff around Louisville, much less walking than Monday. 
Wednesday: 3 miles. Started out a notch faster than Mon/Tues. Felt decent, tired for the last mile. Not a fan of treadmills in general. Tired, counting down the clock, and I swear the ac wasn't on. Brief workout after. Wednesday was travel day, on my way home in bit. 
Wednesday afternoon, did routine yard work. 16k+ steps for the day.
Thursday: 1 mile. Thu is usually strength training plus one for the streak. Did a brief workout. Core, plus two sets of arms, chest. Back at home now, no more tread mill work outs! Pushed slightly hard throughout. 8 min mile usually comfortable on rest days, a little more exertion than normal. Did some spring chores afterward. Hopefully my back is OK in the morning. Found this egg when doing yard work yesterday! Either velociraptor or hawk!
Friday: 5 miles. Slept in, slept 9 hours! Feeling refreshed! Yesterday's chores may have been bothersome late yesterday, but non issue this morning. Coffee, workout (core plus 3 sets arms/chest), took my time getting ready, stretch, and out the door! Originally planned on doing 5k, but since I was feeling refreshed, changed my mind to 5 mi. Pacing: was comfortable at 8:20 to start, as the inclines added up, faded to 8:30. That was before the worst hill in mi 3. Definitely feeling a bit more tired than I originally thought. Faded to 8:40 after the worst hill. Thought about ending at 4 mi, but hung in there for 5.
Friday's chore after running, mulch and flowers (digging 20+ holes, and lifting bags of mulch, etc). Hopefully that doesn't hurt too much later.
Saturday: 8 miles. Long run day, trail day, yay! Was definitely looking forward to heading back to my trail. It's been about 3 weeks! Still no training plan, hoping to do 5-8 depending on how I feel. I've been sleeping in latley, but not today. Up at my normal time! Back hurt a little bit from yard work, stretched it out. Coffee, stretch, and hydrate, over to the trail before 7. My trail Pennypack Creek, is 10.5 mi, (5.25+ back and forth) Parked in the middle, Welsh and Terwood Rd. Had to choose a side since i wouldnt be doing the entire thing. Did the more wooded side to Byberry Rd and back. Felt good, settled into the 8:20's. Humid. Sweaty mess early. Decision to go for 8 already made, fueled at the 5 mi mark (pacing at 8:30) and hydrated as I passed my car (5.2 mi).  Over to the other side of the trail towards Rockledge Park for 1.4 and back, gradual incline. Legs could feel it. Faded to 8:36, turned around and pushed it a bit on the way back.
Overall, felt pretty decent. Energy to go further, although my legs may disagree. Afterward, could feel things tighten up a bit. Hydration all day and stretch!
Sunday: 1 mile. Rest day, one for the streak. Run streak day 1,205. Woke up early. Could of used more sleep, but allergies were bothersome. A little sore/achy this morning. Took my time getting ready. Foam rolling hurt, but helped. Light rain and a bit humid, but not bad. 8 min pace did require some exertion today, probably should of taken it easy. but will be taking it easy remainder of the day. May be restarting a training plan tomorrow, and it's back to work after 9 days vacation. 
Training Plan: no plan this week. Just went with what I was comfortable with and trying to not over do it. 

Weekly Summary:
Miles: 21 miles
Strength Training: 54 minutes

Race Schedule 

09.15.19 - Rock n Roll Philly Half Marathon. Use codes "19RNRBRP16" to save $16 off the half/full marathon and "19RNRBRP6" to save $6 off the 5k/10k! Race Preview, here!

11.24.19 - Philadelphia Marathon. My review from last yr, here. 

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 
If you do any races, please remember to review them on ! Your opinions help other runners decide what races to run!  Follow me on BibRave Joe G

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