I wish I could say that the pain has gone away and I am in the clear. However, it has not and I have been extremely careful with my training. Which means skipping lots of runs. I have another doctor appointment on Tuesday to see how I am doing. Until then my right leg is holding together with KT Tape for my groin and hamstring. Fun Times.
The dogs like to climb on me while I am doing my exercises…
Training Week 9
Monday – 7 Easy Miles (8:48 pace)
Tuesday – Speedwork – 1 mile warmup, 3×1600 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown.
Wednesday – 1 hour Elliptical
Thursday – 1 mile warmup and 7.5 mile tempo (7:47 pace) and I stopped there. It was too hot in the gym to continue.
Friday – 2 Easy miles to test my legs and 40 mins on the elliptical
Saturday – 13 mile long run – Malachi 5 Miler – 2 mile Warm Up, 5 Mile Race, 6 mile Cool Down
Sunday – Rest Day
Total Running Mileage: 38.01
Even though my right leg has been quite troublesome, I have been able to get in some races. I cannot stress the importance of races enough. Racing now will help me to see what my times are and to predict what I might run in Cleveland. This way I can dial in my pace and not go in too fast or too slow. It also helps to get some racing experience so you can get comfortable with your pre-race routine.
Training Week 10
Monday – Speedwork – 1 mile warmup, 6×1600 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown. It wasn’t pretty
Tuesday – 1 hour Elliptical
Wednesday – 1 mile warmup and 9 mile tempo (7:47 pace) and 1 mile cooldown
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – 17 mile long run – 1 mile run, ridiculously hilly 13.1 and 3 mile cooldown
Sunday – 20 mins on the recumbent bike and 20 minutes walking
Total Running Mileage: 38
Everyone always says “you run so you can eat whatever you want.” Which is kinda true and on long or hard workout days I might take advantage of this. However, eating “whatever I want” doesn’t necessarily fuel me for my runs or races.I tend to eat the same meals over and over again. Which can be boring and monotonous but that’s what I found works.
Breakfast is usually oatmeal or a smoothie. Lunch is either a salad or an egg white omelet with very little cheese and salsa. Daytime snacks are greek yogurt, oranges, apples, bananas or carrots. Dinner is eggs, some sort of vegetables or protein pancakes. Nighttime snacks are milk, hard boiled eggs and cookie butter. This is just a generic example of what I eat. I didn’t not include beer or coffee that occasionally or daily sneaks in or the gas station pork rinds that I have been hooked on lately.
What are you favorite snacks to eat? Do you incorporate races into your training plans?