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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.

running in long socks and capris

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.

Vineyard Utah looking at the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
 I saw a glimpse at the Timpanogos Temple (the little white dot in the picture).
Running with my reflective vest, trying to stay safe

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.

18 miles on the schedule for running dopey challenge training
 I was pretty tired after running 3.5 hours, and boy was I glad to see that little below showing 1 mile left of the trail I was on!
1 mile marker on the Provo River Parkway Trail in Utah training for the Dopey Challenge

Chase brought the dogs with him to come get me… and only the punk wanted to get in the picture with me! 🙂

A picture with the dog after my long 18 mile run training for the dopey challenge

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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