Things that are Dopey Challenge Training Week 10

Dopey Challenge Training

I completed a 3/4 Dopey Challenge this week, and it was definitely mentally and physically hard on my body. Thankfully, this was my last week of training hard core.

Monday: Turned into a rest day. Chase and I met with a couple that went through IVF for dinner, and I have someone I can talk to about all IVF. So that should help with my January IVF cycle.

Tuesday: I went to barre class. There were only 4 in the class aside from the teacher. It was crazy small, and she didn’t stop for any breaks. I was dying by the end, and my legs are definitely sore.

Wednesday: 2.51 treadmill miles while I watched House. It kept me quite entertained.

Treadmill Running

Thursday: 5.15 treadmill miles while I finished watching the episode of House from the night before and watched another episode all while running. It was nice, and I just kept it at a slow and steady pace to have somewhat fresh legs for my longer runs.

Treadmill running watching House

Friday: 10 miles were on the schedule, but somehow the whole week I thought I was running 11. So I ended up running 11.3 miles. I got dropped off 11 miles away from home and then ran home. My work’s Christmas party was during lunch, and I got a sharp pain in my stomach only when I ran never when I walked which started around mile 3. It eventually went away.

foam rolling to help prevent running injury

Saturday: Running in freezing temps didn’t sound fun, so I decided an extra hour of sleep would be nice and beneficial. Running a total of 20 miles, though my GPS decided to cut out at 12.3 miles, after restarting my watch and recalculating the two distances it only added up to 19.73 miles.

It's so cold in Utah! Running 20 miles

I was having serious mental issues while running. I had bowel problems and stopped at the 3 trail heads (about 2-3 miles between each) to use the bathroom. I think with all the medicine that I have been taking, along with birth control, has me constipated. I felt a little better by the 3rd stop. Chase met me about half way, and gave me some Powerade and a granola bar (I was so hungry, so it was nice to have some food in my belly). I’m just glad I completed the 20 without any injury.

Glad to be done 20 miles training for dopey challenge

Sunday: Rest Day.

Total Miles for the week: 38.96 miles


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