Monday: 1 hour Pure Barre Class
Tuesday: Speedwork on TM, 1 mile warm up 8-800s 1 mile cooldown. I was surprised how easy 8-800s felt after struggling to get 7 in last week!
Wednesday: 45 min spinning, Pure Barre Class and Vball game
Thursday: 4 mile minute tempo run, Pure Barre Class
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 10 miles on TM
Sunday: 6 miles with friends and 2 with Ryan when we got home.
Total Mileage: 26
Kind of an interesting week of training this week. I went to 3 pure barre classes which is awesome strength training.
I stepped back on all my training runs this week. MY IT band started to bother me on Wednesday. On Thursday instead of my planned 8 miler, I went out for a 4 mile tempo run instead. Saturday, there was tons of ice on the ground, hard to walk let alone run. I headed to the treadmill instead but only made it to 10 miles before my IT band started acting up. Instead of pushing myself and making it worse, I stopped stretched and called it a day. Yes I needed to get 15 miles in but not if I’m going to get injured doing it.
It’s a little weird deviating from my training plan and not being able to get a run in. At at the same time, taking a few days off or going easy is always a better choice than pushing yourself to injury.
95 days til the Cleveland Marathon! Seems like a lot of days away but it will go by fast.
Do you ever take an unexpected step back from training?