I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so excited to have tomorrow off from work!
Monday I decided to do more of a tempo/progression run instead of speed work on the track. Last Monday when I did speed work, my foot got pretty sore, so my plan was to wait and see the doc on Tuesday before doing any more of that.
I started with about 20 minutes of drills from the book Meb for Mortals. Then one warm up mile at 8:40 and 7:19/7:14/7:03, with one cool down mile at 8:15 for a total of 5 miles at 7:44 average.
Tuesday I did 30 minutes on the step mill followed by the BBG legs/cardio week 1. I wanted to try out BBG to mix it up – I really liked it! It has lots of things (plyo type moves) that I don’t normally do).
Tuesday I went back for a follow up with my foot doctor. He thought the reason my foot hurt so much after speed work last Monday was that my orthotic inserts had been built up to take the pressure of my metatarsal (while I had the stress fracture) and now it was putting TOO much pressure on my sesamoid bone. He adjusted the inserts and it helped a lot. He also suggested wearing a more cushy shoe – like a Hoka. I told him I could never quite get used to those, so he recommended I try the Nike Vomero. I ordered a pair and they will be here next Tuesday!
Wednesday morning I went to 24 hour fitness at 4:00 am to get my run done. I had early meetings that would last most of the day, so you fit it in when you can! I did 6 miles – 8:24 warm up, 7:35/7:33/7:22/7:18/7:07 – I should have done the last mile as a cool down mile, but I decided to do a 5 min cool down walk instead. This run clicked and everything felt really good. I finished off with BBG week 1 arms/abs.
Thursday morning I was SO ready for my recovery run. I did BBG full body first, then ran outside for 4 miles at a 9:22 average pace.
Friday I did my swim, which I am looking forward to more and more each week. I did 3500 meters and it took me an hour and 15 minutes.
Saturday I did a 1500 meter swim in 31:48 and followed by 10 mile run at 8:33 average. It felt so good to zone out for 10 miles. It feels weird to do my long runs at slower than my marathon goal pace, but that seems to be what most people do. I’m hoping training that way will prevent more injuries!
That capped off the first week of Chicago training at 25 miles for week.
Saturday John & I had a big BBQ with all of our friends at my house. It was so much fun. Everyone brought something so we had tons of yummy food and drinks.
Bennie also loved getting to be held and petted and loved by everyone.
Did you guys do anything for the Memorial Day weekend? I will be using the rest of today and tomorrow for relaxing and getting ready for the week.
Thank you to all of those who have served and are serving.