Sunday, October 25, 2020

Weekly Running Report: October 25, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all doing well! 

How's training going? Any races (IRL or virtual)? Enjoying the fall weather and scenery yet?

This week was up/down as far as rest goes. Tired, sore, and keeping an eye on possible shin splint.. On the opposite leg as over the summer. lol..  

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My Week in Training: 

Monday: 6 miles. Sunday, participated in SundayFunday beverages. Hydrated, but could of done better. Up slightly past my bed time, not ready for the weekend to be over. :(  Not a good night's rest. Up before my alarm. Coffee and decent workout done since I had extra time. Out the door by 6. Legs a bit sore still from the weekend. Decent start, but shins and calves not feeling to good. Slowing down before my midway hill, and shins (stiff and hurting) and calves overall soreness, hill was rough! Wincing a bit from the shins. Slowing down even more in the two hills before the end. Will need to keep on eye on things and focus on recovery.
Tuesday: 5 miles. Monday, attempting to get a good night's rest, well.. Work call at 3am! Not on-call, but had to assist the one that is. :(  Worked until 3:30. Back to bed, but up. Gave up on sleep by 4. Got another decent workout in. Out the door a few min early. Usually do 1mi-5k on Tues streak day, but since I was up and had time, going to do 5, if my shins are up to it. Felt slightly better than the day before. Still sore, but moving along. Did an epsom salt bath after work as well.  
Wednesday: 5 miles. Tues, a much better night's rest than Mon/Tues! Up just before my alarm, but a little groggy. short workout done. Out the door by 6. Wed, usually do 5-7. Figured since I was sore and already did more than planned yesterday, will keep today at 5. Shins still a bit tight, but not as painful. Pacing a little better for a bit, but could feel it. A little pain and tighter stride, but able to push through my hills a bit. Weather was a few degrees warmer today, foggy, misy, humid! 
Miscellaneous cardio: .75 hours yard work.
Thursday: 3.11 miles. Wed, decent night's rest, that's two in a row! Up just before my larm and ready to go! Workout, stretch. and out the door by 6. 5k day, trying to do speed work at least once a week, but feeling shin pain recently. On/off, manageable. Going to give it a whirl! Took a few minutes, but off to a decent start! Got pacing down to 6:50's for a bit. Just over 7 for 1 mi. But hills starting at 1.2 Tried to keep with it, but losing steam through the hill. 7:teens. Tried picking it up again as it leveled out, not much doing. Calves still sore. 7:20's by mi 2.  Well, more hills around 2.3 repeat, another hill 2.7. Faded to 7:30. Was hoping to keep it around 7:15, but calves and hills got me. Still happy with how it went. Made my top ten 5k's.
Friday: 5 miles. Thu, participated in Thirsty Thurs, and stayed up late watching football. And even when the game was over, did't go to bed right away. Was still amped up from the crazy game. Well. that didn't help this morning. lol.. Tired. Calves sore, shin a bit. And definitely lacking enthusiasm. Workout done. Out the door by 6:10. No energy to push. Pace started out 8:30ish. Fading as each inline added up. 8:45 before I even got to my worst hills. Backed off at each incline as it was rough. 99% humidity didn't help either. Was in a F it, let's just relax, get more comfortable to get through this. It didn't help that I wasn't in the mood to go to work either. Left work yesterday knowing a few things were waiting for me that I wasn't looking fwd to. Turns out, work was a smooth day after those items. Attitude adjusted midday. Ready for the weekend. Hopefully my legs are. :)
Saturday: 13.1 miles. Friday relaxed, epsom bath, carb loaded, stayed up just a few minutes late. (9:30) Watched a horror movie earlier and wasn't tired just yet. Too exciting. lol.. Up just before my alarm. Briefly thought about snoozing, but up. Coffee, routine, and over to my trail by 6:15. Usually shoot for 6, but routine needed just few more minutes. My trail . Park in the middle, Welsh and Terwood Rd. Doing the more gradual incline side first to Rockledge Park. Pace: started out a little fast, but could tell it would be a struggle to maintain there. Backed off. Fading to a more comfortable 8:30's. Headlamp for the first few miles. Peaceful. At Rockledge, left the trail for a bit. (entire trail back and forth is 11, going to add a few in a nearby neighborhood and main street. Starts out with a real steep hill. Up and level, then turn to main street. Turned off the headlamp when I left the trail, well lit over here. Turned around when I hit 3.9 mi. Pace around 8:40 as I returned to the trail. Pushed a couple times, but hanging comfortably. Fueled at 1 hr. Hydrated at my car at 7.8 Ditched the headlamp. Off to the more wooded side to ByBerry Rd and back. Slight incline and hill just before ByBerry. On the return tried to split on the way back, nothing doing. Comfortable and enjoyable today. Trail is looking great as the fall colors are changing. Very peaceful.
Miscellaneous cardio: 2 hrs of yard work. 
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Sunday: 1 mi. Rest day. One for the streak. Run Streak Day . Saturday, tired and sore after 2 hrs running, 2 hrs yard work. Epsom bath, foam roll. As tired as I was, eventually regained alertness/energy. Stayed up late, almost 1 am! Watching baseball, finally able to stay up late enough to catch a World Series game! Slept in today and felt refreshed. Coffee, taking my time. Out the door around 9. Energy to start initially. First pace alert slower than expected, but picked up as i moved along. Left shin pain a bit. Stiff and throbbing, but manageable. Pace 7:30, somewhat comfortable, not much more push avail to bring it down further. Maintained through the hill and incline. And the brisk air was nice, but can tell breathing will take some adjusting at first when the temps really drop! lol..  
Weekly Summary:
Miles: 38 miles completed 
Strength Training: Goal 150 minutes, 172 minutes completed. What type of strength training do I do? Core: crunches, planks, leg raises. Weights: biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest. 
Hydration Goal: 
Foam Roll:   
Miscellaneous Cardio: 2.75 hrs yard work
Training Plan: Not on a plan at the moment, but use the below:
marathon training plan
Image from Coach Jenny Hadfield
Race Schedule: 

Calendar is clear till next year!

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