Weekly recaps help me stay accountable, see weekly progress, set small goals, and check in with the world. I like seeing how others are doing- the good, the not-so-good. I think as runners we have so much we can learn from each other. I’m Linking Up With the Jess’s- jessrunsatl.com and therightfits.com -check them out for other weekly recaps!

Fall is officially here and I’m less than a month away from my next race. Which means about 7 weeks from the Richmond Marathon, the end of my race season. This week has been a lighter week, which is good since last week was higher mileage and a big jump. I’m trying to remember that recovery is also important. Some weeks you build miles, sometimes you build strength by cross-training, and some weeks, you build mental strength by recognizing when to rest, and when to accept the mix of life and not be discouraged.

Monday: I had to work late so I only went to kettlebell class. We were working on snatches with two kettlebells, so it definitely makes you sweat. The Tactical Strength Challenge is in early October, so I wanted to get a little more practice with snatching, since it’s 1/3 of the challenge. I forget how early it gets dark in September- too dark really to run after class, unless it’s just right around my neighborhood.img_4322

Tuesday: Best intentions go awry. I worked late and had to run some errands before bible study, so no time to run. Sad!

Wednesday: I went to the doctor… and was referred to PT because they think it’s muscular. No real answers or solutions.

Thursday: I got in a short run. Like seriously, a mile kind of short. But better than nothing. And it was one of the last really warm days before/as fall starts. I also went to kettlebell that night. Sending well wishes to Tom of FuncFit– hope the surgery went well!

Friday: River cruise for work! Walking but no running.img_4310img_4319

Saturday: I ran 9.15 miles with my running group and had to jet to a conference. So, the pacing wasn’t too bad, considering the first half was all up-hill. 10:53 total average pace, with the first five averaging 10:18-10:54, and the last 4 from 10:40-11:46. I stopped for some walking sections as my hip started to tighten. I have a referral to PT- so hopefully I can get in and get that addressed this week!img_4325img_4326

Sunday: Sleep was more important.

Total: Just over 10 miles and 2 kettlebell classes. Sad.

Next week goals: Over 20 miles, one kettlebell class and the Tactical Strength Challenge. It should be a busy week.

5 Thoughts on “Weekly Recap: Strength Building

  1. Good luck at the PT! Hopefully they can help you sort that hip stuff out. Injuries are never fun 🙁

  2. I sure hope you can get into a pt quickly, and that they can address it. Hang in there!

    • Christina on September 29, 2016 at 9:11 am said:

      Thanks Jess- another week and a half before PT. It will be after my 22 mile run (which worries me), but with enough time to sort me out before Richmond. Googling running hip exercises and stretches in the meantime.

  3. Where are you going for PT? Fast Track (not too far from you, I believe!) is the best!

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