Last week was a great training week for me. While I did log higher mileage, I also spent time doing little things such as PT, recovering and resting. Each being important to keeping me healthy.
|Monday:||Easy run with Meghan||Deep Tissue Massage|
|Thursday:||Easy Run||PT/ART appointment|
|Saturday:||Easy run with my friend Katie|
|Sunday:||RnR Philly (1:27.37)+3 mile cool down|
Where to begin? I’m beginning to put in the mileage again. While I’m not doing workouts, I’m running about 50-60 miles per week and racing once. That’s a huge progression, and I can now say I’m 100% injury free. I’ve raced two halves and had a 16-mile day with no issues. Do I feel in shape? No, but my bones don’t hurt.
I’m proud to continue getting my PT/ART, and it has made all the difference. While it is expensive, I do believe going to Dr. Kemenosh and his team is helping me stay healthy as I increase my mileage. My foot hasn’t hurt but then again, neither has anything else.
Rock N Roll Philadelphia: 1:27.37
I’ll have a longer recap sometime this week, but I’m pleasantly surprised with how the race went. I told myself I would be very happy with anything faster than RnR Virginia Beach.
The weather forecasted a hot, humid day. Honestly, it’s one of the better days I’ve raced this year so while the weather was tough, but not unbearable. I forgot my watch at home and just ran by how I felt. I don’t let the watch tell me to speed up/slow down anyways, but I do like to know my pace. I never felt “good” during the race, but I never felt awful either. The short recap is, I was pretty consistent, and I was proud of how I ran.
I’m looking forward to getting into shorter races for the next month. My next half marathon is potentially the Runners World Half. While it’s a much tougher course, I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do on in cooler weather and with another month of training under my belt. For now, I’ll continue to race 5ks.
Questions for you:
Do you race well in the heat?
What was your best workout last week?