Training is getting progressively better. I’m feeling fewer residual aches and pains as my ankle continues to heal and get stronger. I’m not training for anything, and I don’t have my sights on anything.
As I mentioned in my July recap, my goal for August is to continue building a base and make sure I’m completely injury free. All injuries heal at different rates, and there is no sense in choosing a goal race when I don’t know how this one will heal.
|Monday:||Easy 45 minute run||Core|
|Friday:||Easy 45 minute run|
|Saturday:||Donar Dash 5k (20:21)|
|Sunday:||Long Run (12.5 miles)||Core|
|Total:||Total: Roughly 45 miles|
Thursday through Sunday are typically the busiest days for work. There is a big townwide event, and it’s like working Black Friday at a big retail store. I don’t know why I decided to race on Saturday, but I want to continue testing my foot. It was my first 5k and first road race (last week was on a soft trail in Wissahickon). I will write a race recap soon, but I was happy with it. The weather was hot, and my body was exhausted from working. Of course, it’s hard not to compare to previous 5k times, but I know I’ll eventually get back there. Hopefully, it doesn’t take me an entire year like last time.
I ran with a good friend and coworker on Sunday. I had planned to do a “long run” but didn’t know how far. We ended up running 12.5 miles. It was a little bit further than I anticipated but the miles went by quickly, and my ankle felt okay during the entire run. Today, however, I’m sore as (explicit here).
I’m happy my running feels as though I’m progressing well. I’m making good progressing while increasing mileage. I’m feeling less achy and even after my longer runs, I felt far less residual pain than previous 6 or even 8 mile runs. I’m hoping having more cushion in the Hoka Clifton is helping me keep aches in pains away too. Max cushioning has been good for my feet since coming back.
I might have increased my mileage and time a little bit faster than I should have this week. I’m happy with how the week went. My plan is to hold between 45-55 miles for the rest of the month.
Questions for you:
How was your week of workouts?
Do you have a busy season of the year for work?