I was scheduled for a "step down" this week for my long run but due to my work travel, not having access to cross-training equipment, and getting back later than anticipated, my step-down consisted of dropping all my cross training but maintaining my full long run distance.
Monday: Easy < 3 mile 'travel run' in Kodiak
Tuesday: Walking (a couple miles maybe? but lots of beer drinking too)
Thursday: Easy 3 mile run around my "golf course loop"
Saturday: Relaxed 7 mile run around Lake Union with Sally (she was doing a full 20 miler!)
Sunday: Walking around the state fair
**No up-tempo runs, just all easy paces.
**It all felt good! Minimal plantar fasciitis pain and my right ham/glut seems to be getting better.
**I've been wearing my Mizunos a lot and LOVE them. As my distances increase I may switch over to a heavier shoe for the long runs.
Plan for Week 4:
I'm looking forward to getting more of my sweat on this coming week, back to a routine. I will continue to work on:
**2 days of strength training (or at least some Jillian Michaels exercises)
**1 day of yoga
And will plan for sure on:
**1 or 2 easy runs (~3-4 miles)
**1 faster run with some strides
**1 long run
of 8 miles!
I'm deviating a little from the Another Mother Runner
program but I'm trying to build up my mileage a little quicker than I
calls for. I don't think I'm being dumb about it though?
I REALLY need to start getting into the pool again. I enjoy swimming but I have so much anxiety about it, it takes a lot of motivation to get my butt into the pool for some reason. Why am I so wacky about something that I enjoy? The hassle of getting wet? The horrible technique I display?