Sunday, January 29, 2017

Weekly Workouts: 1/23-1/29

Monday: Long run of 8.4 miles. My calves were seizing up again Sunday, so we moved our planned 13-miler to Monday and did what we could after work. It was a good run; my legs felt fine and we kept a steady pace.
Tuesday: I took some time before bed to do some planks (including dynamic planks) and calf stretches.

Wednesday: 4 miles and more planks/stretching. My legs felt super good and fresh. I wore old Kayanos I had previously retired; they seemed to do the trick!
Thursday: 4 miles. My legs felt a teeny bit tight until nearly halfway into the run, but once they warmed up I felt great.
Friday: We tried an arm circuit by Elise's Body Shop and had to modify it after the first round. If I had had my lighter weights at school we could have completed it, but I didn't want to sacrifice form and hurt myself. We removed the two "fly" moves and replaced them with Arnolds and bicep curls.

Between arm circuits we did a core circuit, and we repeated each three times.

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Elizabeth and I tried for 13 again, and AGAIN we ran into issues. It was supposed to rain all day, but we figured we'd try anyway. A little drizzle never hurt anyone! Unfortunately, about two miles in the drizzle turned into a real downpour, and given that it was cold out...Well, we cut the run short.
Rained out and freezing.
I hate that our Sunday long runs keep getting cut short and moved to Mondays but it looks like that's just the hand we've been dealt lately.

Total Mileage: 21 miles
Race Day: Feb. 19 (A1A Half)



  1. I hate it when weather gets in the way of my long runs. That happened to me a lot last winter. We had a few bad storms come through and they just messed up my week. Hopefully that doesn't happen again this year.

    Good luck at A1A! I wish I could be there with you!

  2. You just can't get away from the rain! and Florida gets the weird downpours!

    But you still got out there and ran!

    It is so difficult to do long runs on weekdays, do you have headlamps? I couldn't do a run longer than 6 miles in a weekday.

  3. Aw, sad runners! Glad your calves are holding up and you are getting some miles in! :)

  4. I feel you on the cold, rainy run! I can do cold and I can do a light rain, but a soaking cold rain is a no-go for me too.