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Overall this has been my least favorite week of training, but it ended on a high note, so I’m happy about that! I can’t believe I’m already 5 weeks into training, and I am now in uncharted territory for my long runs. Before I started training, the longest I’d run was 5 miles- one time only. This week I crossed that barrier, and I’m excited for each week of setting new distance records for myself!

Here’s the breakdown of the week:

  • Sunday: 1.86 mile walk
  • Monday: 1 mile speed work in the airport (it’s great story… you can read it here)
  • Tuesday: 3 mile walk
  • Wednesday: 2.1 mile run
  • Thursday: 1.5 mile run (this was a fairly miserable run)
  • Friday: 25 minute stretch and strengthen
  • Saturday: 6 mile run!

Total Miles: 10.6 miles running +4.86 walking= 15.46 miles total  This is actually less total miles then last week, but more miles running. This week’s schedule was completely different then the previous 4 weeks due to traveling, but I stuck to my schedule pretty well. Thursday’s run was supposed to be 3 miles instead of 1.5, but I felt really sick, and wasn’t up for pushing myself.

Lesson Learned: Foam rolling & icing are two major components of me being able to work out well. I didn’t have my foam roller or ice packs (or access to things needed for an ice bath) for 3 runs at the end of last week/beginning of this week, and I was aching. Really really badly aching. My IT bands felt miserable, and my muscles were less then pleased. This week showed that I’m not wasting my time foam rolling and icing!

Biggest Struggle: Not being at 100%. Between traveling, bad allergies, and one night of actually being sick, I felt less then hot this week. I noticed that it was much more difficult to run multiple days. Also, I don’t think my stomach will like fueling while I run… we’ll see.

Now you get to share: What’s one accomplishment that you’ve had this week?