This week was SO weird. I felt great when we got back from Miami. Don’t miss my race recap of the Miami Half Marathon! It was really awesome. I have been trying to do better about listening to my body and knowing when to take a day of rest even if my training plan doesn’t call for it. Since my #1 running goal for 2016 is to stay healthy I have really been trying to do better. Sometimes I push myself too much then everything catches up with me and it’s a disaster.
I took a lot of rest days this week and as guilt as I felt early on I had to remind myself that I did two races in the month of January and one of them was a marathon. I’m allowed to be tired and I’m entitled to breaks. So, yeah I think I’ll take some rest days.
Since the Walt Disney World Marathon, I have been dealing with some pain in my right foot. I blame everything on my poor decision making abilities and bad shoes. I shouldn’t have ran that marathon in the same shoes I ran in for Chicago. It was a bad decision and I’m still paying for it. Not only did my feet hurt during the race, but afterwards my right foot felt weird.
I don’t know if it was a teeny stress fracture or something else, but I thought it went away. I have been kicking it in new shoes and have felt find. I felt it flair up a little during the Miami Half Marathon, but on Wednesday it started again. Like really?! UGH!
I took a lot of rest days and did a lot of cross training instead. That’s alright. I would rather take the time to rest now then regret the decision to push through the pain later.
Speaking of pain…
The inchworm exercises I did on Wednesday kicked my tush. I woke up the next morning and totally felt the workout. I also like to do my inchworms forward and then walk my hands back instead of the traditional way. It’s a serious workout, but worked all my running muscles so I will be adding these into my regular routine.
I’m thankful that I was able to get in a long run without too much pain in my foot. I ended up running 10:1 run/walk intervals. It helped me focus on just clicking the miles off and remain pain free.
You can read more about the training plan I am following here.
Well, let’s get to it.
WEDNESDAY: 1.66 mile run (total disaster) + strength workout + 20 minutes of yoga
THURSDAY: 20 minute spinning session + hand weights
SATURDAY: 20 minutes of yoga
SUNDAY: 8 mile long run
Total Miles: 9.66 miles
This week wasn’t spectacular but at least I made the best of it and got in some decent cross training.