Week 3: Most Boring Training Log Ever

Week 3 was almost a mirror image of week two.  I ran easy, consistent mileage.  With the exception of being chased by momma geese, nothing too interesting happened while running.

I did manage to capture this pretty shot of Cooper River before the row competitions began.

cooper river

On the injury front, instead of falling and hurting myself, I sliced my finger open cutting up an onion.  I hope I’m getting over this constant injury flow.

Besides slicing my finger open, there was nothing exciting or interesting about the week. I put in the time and mileage to build a base.  It was uneventful and injury free. Right now my training is boring. I know it makes for even more boring blog posts.

Monday: 7.35 miles
Tuesday: 7.4 miles
Wednesday: 10.8 miles
Thursday: 10.6 miles
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 10.5 miles
Sunday: 5k Race (20:15)

All of my training runs in May will be easy. I didn’t use my garmin during any of my week runs.  I will admit that I was getting a little bit bored on the last few runs this week so I’ve been looking for some friends to run with.

Next week I think I will switch it up to not get bored or stale.  I’ve found that doing the same routes repetitively gets boring and promotes injury. The goal of next week will be to change it up (whether that is running with people or running different routes). Base building can get really boring but boring is always better than injured.

The 5k went well.  It was hot, humid and on partial trails.  It was about 5 seconds faster than last week on a harder day and course.  

As far as core workouts and doing the little things I’ve been keeping up with that too. I’ve done a few various core drills like planks, Russian twists, etc. I found this great article a while ago from competitior and do that frequently.

I’ve mentioned before but one of my favorite apps is the Nike Training Club phone app. (not sponsored) They have structured workouts.  It’s not limited to your core and they have workouts from 5 mins to 50.  I like having something telling me what to do versus going to the gym with no goal.

I guess this week can be defined as the most boring training log ever. In summary I’m uninjured, healthy and enjoying base building. Next week I will try to be more exciting and find some friends to run with!

Question for you: 

How was your week of training?

What are some core/little things you do to stay injury free?