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.
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.
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!
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.