Tues: Last treadmill workout at my sister’s gym in Maryland, and first “speed” workout in a long, long time. Here are the details:
– 1 mile warm-up @ 10:30
– 3 miles ramping up to HM pace: 9:30, 9:13, 8:57
– 0.5 mile cool-down @10:00-10:50
Nothing crazy, but it’s a start. I was beginning to wonder if I could even run under 10:00 minute miles, so this workout was reassuring.
Stats: 4.5 miles @ 9:39/mile
Wed: Stretching and PT exercises, prescribed by SB. Can’t believe it took me a full hour, but I guess it’s what I gotta do!
Stats: 60 min strengthening/stretching
Thurs: Was supposed to run, but decided to rest. Did manage to stretch and roll.
Stats: 30 min stretching/rolling
Fri: Very low energy run. I felt like I was sleep-jogging through molasses! Worst run in a long time. Followed up the run with PT exercises and stretching.
Stats: 3.7 miles @ 11:07/mile + 60 min strengthening/stretching
Sat: Still feeling tired, so decided to stay in and do a Pilates workout from a DVD I bought ages ago. I remembered that it was pretty grueling, and my memory was right — I stopped after 15 min. Later in the day, I stretched and rolled while watching the San Francisco 49ers playoff game.
Oh, I got new trail running shoes too! After deciding between the INOV-8 Trail Roc 245 and the Altra Superior, I bought the latter. I wore them when the Gypsy Runner and I walked to and from the library (about 2 miles total) and they felt great! I’ve heard that they have excellent tread, which is what I was looking for in a trail shoe. My Merrells are great, but they can be quite slippery. I’ll let you know how the new shoes work out after a few runs!
Stats: 45 min Pilates + stretching
Sun: Wanted to try out the new shoes SO badly on trails, but I also wanted to get back to long-ish runs. Plus, I was (am) on a tight schedule today, so I decided to stay local and just run around Lake Merritt twice. It wasn’t too boring, since I’ve been away for a while. Plus, I had a new audiobook to keep me occupied. Nothing too exciting to report — the run was fine, but my left glute/hip was bugging me a little. Will have to massage and stretch it out later!
Stats: 8.8 miles @ 10:52/mile
WEEKLY TOTAL: 17 miles + 3.25 hours cross training/stretching
How I felt about it: Some highs and some lows, but pretty happy overall with this week. Hope I stick with the stretching and PT exercises. They are time consuming, but I really want the payoff. B+.