Cleveland Marathon Training Week 8: Keeping the injury at bay

I wish I could say the injury has subsided and that I’m back to full time training but I’m not. I’m still running and getting some training in so I’ll take what I can right now. It’s definitely been more quality over quantity the past few weeks. Which allows me to run and keeps me from a full blow injury.

Quality over quantity

Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: Speed work! 1 mile warm up, 4-800s (3:11, 3:12, 3:12, 3:12) 1 mile cool down.

Wednesday: 3 miles before the snow storm hit that made my drive home take 2 hours and miss my graston appointment.

photo 3Thursday: Arms and abs in the morning, 1,125 meter swim at night (new swim distance)

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: Malachi 5 miler, plus long run for the week=14 miles

photo 2

Sunday: Full body massage at Soothe Massage in Rocky River. Go there now!

Total Mileage: 22

It was a lot of low mileage this week but Tuesdays speedwork really impressed me and made me feel like I wasn’t losing any fitness. I admit I was hurting during the Malachi 5 miler and the miles after that but the pain is more uncomfortable not shooting stabbing pain.

Bodhi keeps me company while foam rolling and stretching.

Bodhi keeps me company while foam rolling and stretching.

I’m going for another Graston appointment tonight so hopefully that helps me out since we are 61 days out from the marathon.

About Jessica M.

30 something runner from Cleveland, OH. I am an avid runner, marathon maniac, Boston Marathoner and an Ironman! I have completed 15 marathons (16 if you include the Ironman) and am an Official Blogger for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. I am also a Proud ambassador for Nuun I enjoy traveling, running, my Croatian heritage, Hokas, baking, playing tambura, reading, sno cones, cevapi, anything pumpkin flavored, swedish fish, napolitanke, craft beer, kit kats, smoothies, chips & salsa, Kinder chocolates, racing, marshmallows, my amazing husband and our dogs Bodhi & Bandit. Both are named after Columbus Brewing Beers. Contact me at:
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6 Responses to Cleveland Marathon Training Week 8: Keeping the injury at bay

  1. Jacquie says:

    I haven’t even thought about racing this winter! But then again I’m not as hardcore as you! Hope you keep getting better! I should start thinking about my 2014 race line-up! Cute pics!

  2. Amy says:

    So impressed with your ability to keep going! Where in Cleveland do you go for Graston? I have an ache I’m hoping to keep from turning into a full blown injury as well!

  3. masher52 says:

    I’m pretty sure that keeping my mileage low has been the key point in staying injury free (fingers crossed). Hopefully the pain will be gone soon and you can get back to your normal training!

  4. Glad you were able to get in those 800’s seriously, definitely not losing speed or fitness. I’m also really glad the pain is just uncomfortable and not shooting/stabbing. Congrats on the new swim distance too, I think all that cross training is really doing awesome for you!

  5. I hope you the Graston helps – don’t push it!

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