Training Week 2: Hashtag #DOMS4Life
This week has gone both smoothly and sorely. With the addition of more miles my body has certainly felt it. I always have a point (when adding miles) that it all hits me. My body says “oh you are training much harder, so you need to feel the consequences of that”. I think the addition of more miles combined with the Schuylkill River Race last weekend hit me all on Thursday. I was also working on my feet for 9 hours both Thursday and Friday and it caught up to me. I don’t think I sat down once.
I always enjoy this feeling (in a weird way) this because it means my hard work is paying off and my body is absorbing the mileage and hard work.
|Wednesday:||12.5 miles (midweek long run)|
|Saturday:||5k Race (20:35) Total 10 miles|
|Sunday:||15 Mile long run|
My midweek long run was the hardest run this week actually. I ended up running (ha) into one of my coworkers and we ended up running the first 8 miles together. It was a hillier route and chatting while running at a quicker pace made it a harder run in general. The rest of the miles were pretty easy or relaxed.
I wasn’t surprised my 5k race didn’t go well. My legs have been sore but it was nice to get some faster miles on my legs. Long story short, the moment I crossed the starting line was the moment I knew the race was not going to go as well as I would have liked. I’m not upset with the race but logging a personal worst (in roughly 3 years?) only means I can get better…I hope!
Like I was saying, my body is absorbing the mileage. I’m upping my mileage and cannot expect to run more and faster. It was a nice speed workout. Next week I plan to add a few more miles. It’s going to be a chaotic week due to work, people visiting and T leaving. I don’t have any races scheduled until the end of the month (partly because I could not find any races but if you are in the South Jersey/Philly area racing, let me know…).
Questions for you:
How do you relieve soreness from upping mileage?
For me it’s deep tissue massages, foam rolling and Epsom baths. I need to take a bath today I think.
What was your best or hardest workout this week?