Workout Log: (99% Injury Free?)

Training log:

As demotivating last week was, this week was much better.  In fact, this was the best week I’ve had while returning after my injury.  Along with my running feeling good, I decided to get my butt in gear and actually do the little things.

Me running

Monday: 40-minute easy run
Tuesday: 40-minute easy run
Wednesday: 60-minute easy run Core
Thursday: 3000-meter swim Core
Friday: 30-minute easy run Core
Saturday: 30-minute easy run
Sunday: 65-minute easy run
Total: Roughly 30 miles


To be honest, this was the first week of running I didn’t feel “injured.”  It’s been eight weeks, but I finally feel, “normal.”  I’m nervous to type that out. My ankle doesn’t ache during the before, during or after which motivates me.

However, I’m still monitoring my ankle.  While this week felt good, that doesn’t mean every run will.  I’m at the point that I miss running and training consistently.  I’ve been out for most of the summer, and I miss it.  Hopefully, I’ve made it through the initial hardest part of recovery, and now it’s back to increasing mileage.

I was happy to get to the pool once and do a few core workouts throughout the week too.

My plan for the next month is to continue to slowly increase mileage and possibly add a few races too. I know I’ve lost fitness, but it will be nice to get a good baseline.  I don’t have any major goal races picked out because no injury recovers the same. I don’t know where my fitness is or how fast I’ll be able to return to running.  Honestly, I don’t even know what I want to train for.

Questions for you:
How was your week of workouts?
Is it scorching hot where you are? 


  1. My week of workouts was pretty good, considering I was busy as hell. I still managed to get some exercise, thanks to HIIT workouts. Exercise helps me cope with stress. I live in Mexico City and it’s not very hot this time of year. It’s actually very nice, sunny weather right now, great for morning workouts, but it rains a lot during the evenings.

  2. Glad you are feeling better. The fitness will come before you know it!

    PS – I do the same exact purple Garmin, purple Fitbit combo. I have some nice tan lines from that 🙂

  3. Scorching hot is an understatement. It’s been brutal in Charleston. We ALMOST have new orders to VA Beach (fingers crossed), and I couldn’t be more thrilled to never have to spend another summer here again!
    Glad you’re on your way to recovery! I decided to start tracking my pregnancy miles, I’m super bummed I didn’t for the first 20 weeks, but it will be fun to at least have a count for half a pregnancy! 🙂

  4. Good luck with returning to racing (even if it’s more of a workout or “race out” than a race) and hooray for feeling 99% like yourself. When I was injured, I was out for 7 weeks and it took me around 7 weeks to feel like myself again too. Still, every injury is different and so is every recovery.

    It was pretty warm here as well. In fact, I had one friend who ended up in the hospital yesterday due to severe dehydration after a triathlon workout. Good reminder for all of us to be careful out there… if it means slowing down, stopping, choosing an alternate activity, or taking a workout inside.

  5. Glad to hear you had a strong week of recovery workouts! I spent the weekend in a brutally hot Kansas City, MO but jumped in a long run with a local club who pre-arranged water stops every 2 miles, so I managed to get my mileage in!! Good luck with your continued progress and in setting race plans for the fall! Love your blog.

    1. Thank you for stopping by Angela, I appreciate it. That sounds awesome about the run with your group.

  6. great that you are getting back on track and feeling healthy again, congrats! hot here? well not really, i mean it was in 70’s when i ran on Sunday if that counts 🙂

  7. That is excellent and I’m so happy that your ankle is feeling ‘normal’ again. I think you were so wise to take the time off for it to fully heal, and not only just the ankle, but many other things on a cellular level were able to rebuild as well. I run marathons and ultra’s and your minerals get depleted regularly…time off is essential. Don’t worry about lost fitness, there is something called ‘muscle memory’ …I bet you will be amazed at how fast your rested body will bounce back.. 🙂 jade

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