Well, this past week has taken a turn for the worse in terms of weather and it is only getting worse!! Due to the cold temps and snow/ice all of my workouts were inside!! This is the completion of week 4 of my half marathon training plan for my May race. I may have overestimated the mileage/number of workouts that I was ready for when I purchased this plan. Don’t be like me. Luckily, it is easy for me to modify and take an extra rest day when it calls for a foundation run as needed. I’m hoping that I will work my way up to the full load the plan calls for throughout the weeks.
Rest day!! This is my usual scheduled rest day and it felt great!
Started the morning with a pyramid style interval run and then finished off with a full-body strength. Remember you can get a runner’s specific strength program my Run Strong Program!
The weather is supposed to get SUPER cold this weekend (for us anyway) and I took full advantage of the 30 degree morning to get some miles outside! Today was an easy recovery run day that was 30 minutes long. I was able to cover 2.78 miles while keeping my heart rate low and in the right zone! I’ll take it as a win!
Another rest day today!! Still getting used to and building up to 6 days a week of workouts!
This morning was a solid Full-Body strength workout from my Run Strong program and a Fartlet type speed session on the indoor track. 3 miles total for the speed workout and I felt great after!!
The weather set in today and I ran out of time to get to the gym to get a base run in!
Today the plan was a 10K race. Well, I chickened out. They still held the race but the snow and below zero temps just didn’t work for me. I decided to play it warm and stay home. I will do the alternate virtual option of it soon!
- strength training: 39 minutes
- Running Miles: 5.87
- Walking Miles: 0
What Worked This Week
Felt strong for both of my strength training workouts. I’ve stopped tracking macros and am focusing more on intuitive eating. Still working on the nutrition side and trying to learn as much as I can. This week I was looking at and exploring Holley From FitCookieNutrition and all the great advice she has for runners!!
What Needs Extra Work
Still need to work on base building and getting used to more frequent workouts. Hopefully, the weather clears up and warms up soon to get back at it!!
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Dr. Abby Siler, PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist with 10 years of experience in a variety of settings. She has spent the majority of her time treating athletes in orthopedic clinics and worker’s compensation cases. She is a runner herself for the past 15 years and a lifelong athlete. Dr. Abby loves to teach runners how to stay injury free and out of her clinic.