This was not really what I would call a “training week”. I ended up only running once, but I did make it to GoodLife a couple of times.
STWM Training: Week 3
Monday: GoodLife Workout
I had some time on Monday to head to the gym to get a small workout in. I warmed up for 5 minutes on the stationary bike and then did a bunch of upper body strength training. The usual rows, presses and flys. I also did a 30 squats too. I have noticed that lifting has become a bit easier. Time to put some more weights on!
Tuesday: 4K Run
No sugar coating this one: This run SUCKED. I felt tired and my stupid soleus muscle was irritated. I felt it tense up several times and because it started doing that – I shut running down for the rest of the week. I changed my STWM Tune up Run #2 to the 10K and decided to just stop running for a week to see what happens. I rolled and iced – and we will see what happens this week when I start running again. I’m also thinking it is time to see the doctor *sigh*.
Wednesday: Canada Day
Does eating snacks count as a workout?
A bit too busy with the start of summer school and then I had track practice!
Saturday: Gym Workout at GoodLife
This time I was on the bike for 25 minutes. Alternating between 5 minutes easy, 5 minutes hard. Then I did all my usual upper body strength training: presses, flys, rows, tricep pulls. I also did some squats too. It was a good workout!
I’m annoyed. I think I said that last week too 😉 I’m 90% sure it is tendonitis. Therefore lots of rest, RICEing and stretching and rolling. I have no plans to run again until maybe Wednesday at the earliest. I’m about to head to the gym for some more bike time/weights. I mentioned on Thursday that this weekend’s Tune up Run will be the deciding factor whether I drop the marathon and concentrate on the half at STWM instead. I don’t really want to do that, but I don’t want to be really injured either! Since it is super early in the marathon training cycle, taking a week off isn’t that big of a deal, but taking a month off is. I’m not at the point that I can manage a 10 week cycle. BUT – I could easily do a 8-10 week half marathon training cycle.
But – saying that. This definitely sucks the big one. I have barely started training and boom, injury. This is all related to that 10K run in the chariot. I will probably never run with the chariot again 😉
I think that I’m bummed out more because I really want to keep training with all the STWM digital champions and everyone else training for the race. If this was any other race, I would switch and probably not worry about it – which is what I did in 2013 when I switched to the 5K for the Army Run. So – I feel more conflicted this time and really want to stay in it.
Alright – time to head to the gym and then downtown for summer school stuff! Have a great Monday!