Hey friends! Hope you had a great weekend! Last week was a good week of workouts, and I’ve started to mix in some other workouts post-marathon, including cycle and Crossfit! I’ve gotten a number of questions about balancing Crossfit with marathon training. I’ll do a post on that topic, hopefully soon!
Here’s what last week’s workouts looked like!
M – 5.1 miles, 8:07 pace
My knee felt off and kind of hurt, but it was such a nice change of scenery to run on the Muddy Creek Greenway. Plus, it was so flat!! (My usual routes are rolling hills.) And after dealing with nightmare traffic to get up to the trail, Christian cheered me right up!
T – Full Body Circuit Training
I hope you can follow this – I took screenshots of my notes! 🙂 I’m trying to write these down so I can share them with you since I’m really enjoying circuit training lately.
W- CrossFit at lunch + CycleBar in the evening
- Strength: 10 sets
- 1 heavy clean grip deadlift rest 15 secs – I worked up to 185#
- 2 high box jumps rest 45 secs b/w sets
- Metcon: I finished in 4:57
- For time, 18-12-6
- Deadlifts 135/95 (I used 55#)
- Hang Power Cleans 135/95
- Front rack alternating lunge steps 135/95 (9 per leg-6 per leg-3 per leg
- For time, 18-12-6
I teamed up with Cyclebar for a Beautycounter pop-up and it was so fun to meet so many lovely women. And I definitely got my booty kicked by Suzie. (Note: I’m offering a free gift with purchase for Beautycounter orders placed before May 16! You can see the details in my Facebook group or shoot me an email – [email protected])
Th – 6.2 miles, 8:19 pace
I ran at lunch and it was WAY too hot to run without water. It was 86 degrees and I stopped at every shade spot along the way to try to cool down.
F – 5 miles, 8:36 pace
I was smarter and got out earlier for my run the next day, but I had a showdown with a large black dog midrun. He came barreling out of his yard, bearing his teeth and barking like crazy. I stopped and faced him, yelled NO and he stopped, but when I resumed running, he came after me again. I stopped again and stepped towards him and yelled “NO!” again. Thankfully, he found that very scary, tucked his tail and went back to his yard. Yikes.
I used my roll recovery when I got home and stretched for about 5 minutes and it was a perfect cool down for my legs and heart rate after that!
Sa – 7.3 miles, 7:49 pace
It was another hot morning but I carried water and refilled it half way through. I’m glad there was a water fountain because it turns out my water bottle leaks! Gotta order a new one.
This was my first run in the Adidas Aerobounce, which I recently ordered for my recovery runs and longer runs. I wanted something with a little more cushion than the Adidas Bostons, and these were perfect!
Su – REST
We went up to Boone for Mother’s Day and played 6 holes of golf. It was a gorgeous day for it! And I made my first par!!!
Total Miles: 23.6
How I’m Feeling: Overall, I’m feeling pretty good and like I’ve recovered from the Boston Marathon. My left arch is really bothering me the past few days though. I’m not sure if it’s something from the cycle shoes or if it’s from running in some new/different inserts (which I could tell felt really stiff on Friday’s run). I used a lacrosse ball under my foot while Tommy drove to Boone and definitely found some tight and tender spots!
Do you carry water when you run or plan water stops along the way?