Monday was speed work. I did one mile warm up at 8:30 pace, then 800s. I ran the first 800 in 3:27, and did 800 jogging cool down; second 800 was 3:21 with 800 cool down, and the final 800 in 3:25 with an 800 cool down. Followed by a final cool down mile in 8:11. Total of 5 miles with a 7:52 average. I held back a bit on the 800s because I was wearing new shoes with my orthodic inserts in them and they didn’t feel quite right. I was VERY worried I had done irreversible damage to my foot after this.
Tuesday I did 40 minutes on the step mill followed by leg and glute lifts.
Wednesday I did a 3000 meter swim and lifted chest/back and core. I initially decided to take this as a cross training day because the foot pain I had felt on Monday had lingered on Tuesday. However, by the end of the lift – my foot felt totally fine. So I decided to run an easy 4 miles in my normal shoes to see if I needed to keep the doctor’s appointment I had made for later that day. Thankfully, it felt great. I was so so relieved.
Thursday I did take a cross training day (I didn’t want to push it) – 50 minutes on the elliptical and lifted arms/shoulders and core.
Friday I did 8 miles easy at 8:34 average.
On Saturday, John and I ran 3 miles on the board walk in Santa Monica. John & I have never been running together before and loved having him along. That + the scenery made it a great run and the miles flew by for a total of 20 miles last week.
Full post to come about our Santa Monica weekend!
This upcoming week marks my first week of training for Chicago! I’m doing an extra long training cycle to build a base slowly, and to account for taking two weeks off completely when my dad and I go to Peru in July. Hoping and thinking good thoughts that I can make it to start line! A new training cycle is always so exciting. I made my schedule weeks ago haha!! Now to just stop myself from buying the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire – I heard there is an app for the watch that tells you how many glasses of wine you earned per run!!!!!