Weekly Workout Round Up – Week #8


This week went by way too fast. I guess that’s to be expected when you have a four day work week.  It was an interesting week, so lets get down to business, shall we?

Saturday – Long Run – 10 Miles!  This run was just fantastic in so many ways.  Afterwards, not so much.  Let’s start with the good.  The run was on the NCR Trail – I did my 9 mile run here a few weeks ago, it’s a flat run so I knew I could do it.  I started slowish the first mile and picked up the pace from mile 2 on.  I typically have taken walk breaks while running.  During this run however, I stopped once 40ish minutes in to use the bathroom and take a Gu.  I did walk for about 2 minutes at the 5 mile turnaround and then kept running.  I stopped a third time to take another Gu and that was it.  The third time I stopped I felt my ankles and legs tightening up and getting sore, once I started running they felt better, but it was hard to get started again.  Around mile 8.5 I mentally needed a walk break but when I tried to stop, my legs said no.  The soreness creeped in and I kept running instead.  So I ran about 90% of this run.  So immediately afterwards, I felt really proud of myself and thought the run was awesome.  I had the typical post run sore legs and took it as easy as I could.  My average pace was 12:33/mile.

Sunday – Active Rest – My left knee was not feeling better and it felt like the same overuse issue I had with my right knee back in May.  I just did my longest run ever, double digits even, and now you start acting up? Seriously knee?

Are you kidding me

Monday – Easy Run – I made it 2.4 miles before throwing in the towel.  My left knee was killing me.  I iced it when I got home and popped some ibuprofen.

Tuesday – Speed Day – The workout was actually canceled due to lightning and thunder activity.  I’m glad it was because I was given an extra rest day for my knee.

Wednesday – Cross Train – Did my knee exercises and iced

Thursday – Tempo – Another rest day.  When I woke up today, my knee felt much better.  There is still a little soreness, but nothing like earlier in the week.  Started day 1 of a 30-Day Plank Challenge (more on that in a later post).

Friday – Rest – I tested out a 1.25 mile run this morning. It was much better, but not pain free.

Total Miles Run – 13.71

So – here we are, another long run scheduled for tomorrow.  Originally it was supposed to be 11 miles, I’m not sure that’s going to happen.  Next weekend was going to be a pullback week anyway, so maybe I take two pullback weeks?  We’ll see. 



How do you work injury recovery into your training? How long are you running this weekend?



  1. I’ve been struggling this week too with niggling injuries which force me to push forward or shorten my runs, they are so frustrating! But it’s better to take a few rest days than push through pain and get injured 🙂

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