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Schedule — Week of 12/20 and Injury Update

21 Dec

On doctor’s orders, I rested all of last week and skipped my scheduled 12-mile long run last Saturday.  I am taking Celebrex, and it truly helped my IT band feel better and less sore with every passing day.  By Friday, I felt good enough to run, but didn’t want to push myself back too early.

This week’s (modified) schedule:

Monday:  Rest

Tuesday:  20 minutes

Wednesday:  30 minutes

Thursday:  Rest

Friday:  Rest

Saturday:  10-14 miles, depending on how my leg feels

The schedule calls for 21 miles this week, but that’s just not in the cards with my injury.  And, it’s Christmas for crying out loud!

I ran for 22 minutes this morning.  I felt good and probably ran a bit faster than my normal training pace just because I was so excited to be back in my running shoes.  After about 15 minutes, though, my IT band started to ache.  I also dialed down my run-walk intervals from 7:1 to 5:1, just to be safe.

Schedule — Week of 12/6 and Weekly Recap

6 Dec

My schedule for this week is:

Monday: 20 minutes easy

Tuesday: 30 minute tempo run

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 30 minute tempo run

Friday:  Rest

Saturday:  Rest

Sunday:  Sugar Land 30K

And here’s how I fared last week:

Monday:  40 minutes easy [legs felt like concrete, but slogged through 40 minutes]

Tuesday: 6×1 min./2 min. [still very tired, so opted out of speedwork this week]

Wednesday: 20 minutes easy [legs feeling better, so this short run went well]

Thursday: 30 minute tempo run [missed due to a busy schedule]

Friday:  Rest [got in my 30 minute tempo run today]

Saturday:  14 miles [relatively warm for December 4th, which made it a bit more difficult than recent long runs.  Forgot my sunglasses, which made the last 1.5 miles difficult because they were directly into the sun.  Learning how to use Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem Solids, which really seem to help my energy levels more than just Gu alone.]

Schedule — Week of 11/29 and Weekly Recap

28 Nov

My schedule for this week looks like this:

Monday:  40 minutes easy

Tuesday: 6×1 min./2 min.

Wednesday: 20 minutes easy

Thursday: 30 minute tempo run

Friday:  Rest

Saturday:  14 miles

And here’s how I did last week:

Monday 11/22:  Rest [mission accomplished]

Tuesday 11/23:  Speedwork 2×1600/4 minute recovery  [I didn’t feel like going to the track for speedwork, so I just did a 30 minute run.  It was muggy and hot, so I was glad I didn’t opt for speedwork.  I went just shy of 3 miles in 29 minutes]

Wednesday 11/24:  20 min. easy [Pre-Thanksgiving baking and meal prep got in the way and I didn’t run today]

Thursday:  Sugar Land Turkey Trot (5 mi.)  [Despite the very warm and sunny conditions and some stomach cramping, I finished the 5 miler in 52 minutes, which was a 7 minute improvement over my time last year]

Friday:  Off  [Does Black Friday shopping count?]

Saturday: 16 miles — that should work off all the Thanksgiving turkey!  [We used Map My Run to find a route that was supposed to be 16.56 miles.  According to David’s GPS, it actually turned out to be 18.6 miles.  UGH!  It was a tough run, but we survived.]

Schedule Week of 11/22

21 Nov

Monday 11/22:  Rest

Tuesday 11/23:  Speedwork 2×1600/4 minute recovery

Wednesday 11/24:  20 min. easy

Thursday:  Sugar Land Turkey Trot (5 mi.)

Friday:  Off

Saturday: 16 miles — that should work off all the Thanksgiving turkey!