Saturday, May 19, 2012

Working It, Another Week

I guess this is another stepback week. Other than marathon recovery weeks, this was one of the first weeks in a long time where I only ran 4 times. It was partly a busy thing and partly an ankle thing. That pesky ankle is being pesky again. I took some extra rest this week, which seemed to help. I gotta figure this out before I attempt to ramp it up again.

I finally feel like 25-30 miles a week of running easily fits into my routine. Just a few years ago, 25-30 miles a week would have been the peak of half marathon training. I was tired, sore, and hungry on 25-30 miles a week. Now, it's my everyday running volume. While that many miles still make me hungry, I am no longer tired or sore. Never thought I would say that. Of course, I have gotten faster in just the last year alone. I am probably spending about the same amount of time running. Faster pace means more miles in the same amount of time. Good stuff.

Sunday - three 20-minute yoga podcasts, plus lunges and calf raises. Plus 4 minutes running in my Saucony Hattori minimalist shoes. Mapped it when I got home and figured it was about .4 mile.

Monday - 5.2 mile run in showery rain.

Tuesday - Upper body strength training, one-legged squats, and .6 mile running on the treadmill in the Hattoris.

Wednesday - 5.7 mile run with my Wednesday morning group. Humid as heck. 95% at the time we were done. Bleh. It is going to be a long summer.

Thursday - 4.1 mile run with the husband. Much less humid.

Friday - Rest. I did a whirlwind overnight trip to NYC on Thursday night and didn't get much sleep. Rest was probably a good idea. My ankle was feeling a lot better.

Saturday - 9.2 mile run in Rock Creek Park. I do so enjoy Rock Creek Park. Every time I am amazed at how quiet it is in the middle of city. Pleasant temperature and not too humid. Also did planks and pushups afterwards because I didn't do them earlier in the week.

Total Miles: 24.2 miles plus 1 mile (uncounted) in minimalist shoes.


  1. Are you transitioning to minimalist shoes? Which ones did you run in? -- I've officially given up on my minimalist shoes, they just aren't for me.

    1. Nah, just trying them out. I bought a pair of Saucony Hattori shoes, oh, around Thanksgiving, for strength training. I needed less sole than my running shoes, especially for balancing moves. I like them for strength training. I wanted to at least try running in them, but I needed to wait til I wasn't training for anything. I'd like to work up to a couple of miles, but that's about it. I don't think I will do minimalist running long-term.