Another week of “base training” is complete!
STWM Training: Week 2
Monday: 3K in 19:15
An uneventful run. I took my standard ‘flat’ route that has basically no incline at all.
Tuesday – Weights
I had to be at work, but had really nothing to do all day as my marks were already done and I have no idea what I’m teaching next year. So, I went to the school’s weight room instead. I did 30 squats, 30 press/twists, 30 pushups, 30 glute bridges and 10 jumps on to a box on each foot. Would have done more, but some other teachers came in to clean up and organize a few things. In that process, my wedding ring (which was on a table) was accidentally thrown out. We found it 😉
Wednesday – PROM
I had a dance party instead….
Thursday – 4K run in 27:00
I ran 4K on Thursday. I took my usual 3k route and then added in a KM at the end. It was a nice day! All the prom supervisors were told to not show up until 11am or so, but since Max gets up early, I didn’t sleep in. I went out at 9am and it was super nice out. Lots of people running!
Friday – Nothing
Saturday – 4K in 30:00
So, the original plan was for me to run a 16K long run on Saturday as Sunday’s weather was looking cold/rainy. BUT – we were at a friend’s house in the afternoon and I filled up on 7-layer bean dip and “adult grape juice”. That was a baaaaad idea. Not only was it a tad bit warm out, but that bean dip was swirling around my tummy. I called it quits at 4K. I just wasn’t feeling it. Also, I didn’t eat enough during the day and when that happens, running is very difficult.
Sunday – 12K in 1:22
I finished up my long run on Sunday. I went out and it was 14C and overcast with a little bit of sprinkling rain. I left at 9am, and there were tons of runners out. I passed by a few Orleans Running Room groups and everyone else that was on the trail. It was a busy morning! I also briefly chatted to a runner who seemed concerned that I stepped on a leaf (seriously) and asked if I was getting tired. I said that I wasn’t, but odds are I was just not paying attention. I don’t even remember stepping on a leaf. Other than that, it was a good run. Things felt easy for the first 9K or so, then I got tired. I did not have a water bottle with me and was a bit thirsty. I ended up buying a new handheld bottle at MEC later on in the day to carry with me.
I wore my Mizuno Wave Inspires for the 12K, but wore the Brooks shoes for all other runs. Later on during the evening, my ugly tendon friend reared its head and I had a bit of pain on my left leg again. I’m starting to really question wearing the Wave Inspires now. Can your legs suddenly not like a pair of shoes anymore? I’m starting to get a little frustrated with my left leg. I am thinking that I’m just going to try wearing the Brooks Ravennas from now on and see what happens. Sometimes a shoe change is all that is required (or so I’ve read).
Clearly – I’m frustrated. There is nothing more frustrating than having a little nagging issue come up. Everything else is working just fine. I even ran the 12K with little issues. I’m running slower, gradually building up distance and getting strength training in. I don’t know if I just accidentally tweaked my soleus in May or what is going on – but I’m frustrated. Maybe I just worry too much? I don’t know.