Things that are Dopey Challenge Training Week 8
You ever have those weeks where it’s just all time stressful? Yeah, that’s why I’m a day late posting my weekly training recap…
Monday: I was planning on running to the gym, going to Barre, and then run home. That didn’t work, I ended up driving to the last 30 minutes of Barre, tried to do some weights in the weight room (it was WAY too crowded) and only being able to run a mile on the treadmill before calling it quits.
Tuesday: Rest Day
Wednesday: Strength training – Sumo squats, reverse lunges, and girly push-ups. That’s all that I was able to get myself to do.
Thursday: Rest Day
Friday: Ran 7.17 miles, I wasn’t shooting for a particular pace, but I just needed to get some miles in.
Saturday: 18 miles were on the schedule, and I ran 18.04 miles in 3 hours and 43 minutes. Starting shortly after 8:30am and finished just after noon. My pace was fairly consistent the whole run, but did feel like I took more walking breaks than normal. Running alone can be scary sometimes, I said hi to a guy walking the opposite direction of me. He gave me the creeps, so I kept running past him. Shortly up the trail I stopped to walk and noticed he was following me. It scared me enough that I immediately started running and kept on running. Thankfully I got enough distance from him. I’ve never had that fight or flight feeling in my stomach, but wow I was really moving and it’s crazy when the adrenalin kicks in. I actually said a prayer before my run to keep me safe, and to stay injury free. It helped, and I’m ever thankful that I was kept safe.
Chase brought the dogs with him to come get me… and only the punk wanted to get in the picture with me! 🙂
A few hours after my run my calves were really tight and something happened with my Achilles tendon. Throughout the rest of the day it felt bruised, and it got harder and harder for me to walk. Before bed, I used some tiger balm, and massaged it. Sunday morning it was still pretty tight. After a few hours of walking up and down the stairs without shoes on it started feeling better. I massaged it again before church – but with different cream, then again before bed. It is now doing a lot better and I may be able to go for a run tomorrow.
Sunday: Rest Day
Total Miles for the Week: 25.2 miles
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