Back to training updates today and I have a new workout to share with ya. Overall, training last week was great. I’m so satisfied to say that. I am exhausted, yes. But it’s done, and that’s all that matters!
Tuesday – 3 miles and three rounds of this tough legs circuit
Wednesday – 3 mile runch. Was just too tired to get a run in before work and 3 miles is all I can squeeze in on my lunch break without getting totally nasty.
Thursday – 2 miles. Was pretty tired already and wasn’t in the mood to run more. I wanted a good strength workout so I did some rowing, and then my new abs & arms circuit below.
Friday – rest day
Saturday – 15 miles!!!
Sunday – 20 minutes of yoga. I have been saying I would have yoga Sundays to recover from my long runs for a month now and I finally made time for it. It was amazing. I will be adding this to my routine weekly for sure from now on.
Monday – rest day
As I said, I did this circuit last week. I love total body toning, but I need an off day for my legs while still getting some strength training in. This quickie circuit did the trick!
For your reference, plank shuffles are regular planks, but you move side to side with your hands/feet in sync. I’m sure there’s a more legit name for them that than, but that’s what I came up with.
I was definitely feeling it the next day in my abs, which I love. Does anyone else love sore abs, or is it just me?
Long Run: 15 Miles
More on my 15 miler. I know I said I was kind of scared of this run last week, but I wasn’t actually scared when it came time to head out the door. The weather was thankfully really nice (for Boston anyway). The sidewalks are finally not too icy. I only had to walk twice over some icy patches, which really beats last week’s long run!
The run was good overall, but I made the mistake of wearing my brand new Asics ( they are the Gel-Cummuls 15) without testing them first… I knew this was a risk. I thought it would work out as my past 2 pairs of running shoes needed no breaking in whatsoever. Well – that is not the case with these babies.
At about 3.5 miles in, my feet were in terrible pain. The left shoe was slipping some and the right shoe was causing a lot of pain on the ball of my foot (where I strike) and my second toe. No idea why. I had to stop 3 times to adjust my shoes because they felt so weird.
It’s strange, because when I tried these on in the store, they felt like they had so much cushion and were so “gelly.” I didn’t get that same feeling from running in them at all though. After I messed with them enough, they did start to feel normal. By the end of the run, they actually weren’t really bothering me anymore.
So I’m hoping I just broke them in? I haven’t run in them since, but we’ll see how they do this week. I still want to give them a shot.
That kind of really messed up my run. But besides that, I felt pretty good. I am still having thoughts of how am I ever going to prepare myself for 26 whole miles?! But that’s exactly how I felt before I was used to half-marathons. I know it’s hard, but I’m sure my long runs will prepare me!
Questions for You:
- Do you typically need to “break in” your running or workout shoes? Or are ya good to go?
- What style shoes do you like? These also came in this crazy bright blue/coral combo that I was not digging. Glad I could get some more “normal” colors for these shoes.