Another week has come and gone, and I’m happy to report that it was a fantastic week of training! My week started off with Preston and I flying back from Illinois, and after a longer than expected travel day, it became an unexpected rest day. The extra rest paid off with not one but two speedy treadmill runs this week.
Yesterday I ran my last race of 2014, the Christmas Town Dash 8k at Busch Gardens. Although it was a bit windy yesterday for the race, both Preston and I had a fantastic time running through Busch Gardens. I’ll recap the race later this week, but spoiler alert: we both enjoyed it immensely and are already considering running the race again next year!
My one and only setback this week was some pain and swelling in my right foot. Its not unusual this time of year for my right foot and ankle to bother me, and I’m attributing my current pain to my chronically weak ankle. I had planned to spend some time on the elliptical Saturday morning, but decided that extra rest would be a better idea in preparation for Sunday’s race.
Despite my one setback, I had a great week of training.
Mon 12/1 – Travel day
Tues 12/2 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.31 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs
Wed 12/3 – 30 minutes of yoga
Thurs 12/4 – 3.15 mile run on the treadmill, 0.39 mile cool down walk, abs, chest, back, arms, shoulders, glutes
Fri 12/5 – Rest day
Sat 12/6 – Lots of walking around the outlet mall and Busch Gardens
Sun 12/7 – Christmas Town Dash 8k
Total Weekly Mileage – 11.92 miles (3.97 miles less than week 2)
Total Shamrock Training Mileage – 40.58 miles
QOTD: How does the cold weather affect your body?